Hart-Spikes’ 18 points lead Falcons past Wolves

By From page B9 | January 11, 2013

AMERICAN CANYON — DeMoriaye Hart-Spikes scored 18 points, Sean Gray 16 and John Jones 11 as the Fairfield High boys basketball celebrated its return to the Solano County Athletic Conference with a 73-48 thumping of American Canyon on Thursday.

It was a close game before the Falcons (8-10, 1-0 SCAC) outscored the Wolves 27-10 in the fourth quarter. The victory was the 15th straight in league play and 94th win in the last 101 league outings for Fairfield.

The Falcons travel to Benicia on Tuesday.

Buckingham 80, Faith Christian 62: At Vaca Pena Middle School, Josh Niccum amassed 34 points and 12 rebounds, while T.C. Strickland added 24 points and eight steals, and Glenn Trepeta seven points and four steals to lead the Knights (12-3, 2-0 SMAL) to their 12th straight victory.

Buckingham Charter is at Valley Christian on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Prep girls basketball

Vikings sail past Jaguars in SCAC opener

VALLEJO — The Vanden High girls basketball team began its quest for a 13th straight league title by using a 23-point second quarter to roll past Bethel 64-33 in their Solano County Athletic Conference opener on Thursday.

“That was a pretty explosive second quarter,” Vikings coach Allison Johnson said. “We had eight diff people score in that quarter, it was a little bit of everybody. . . . We just capitalized on opportunities our defense created and were able to finish.

Chantell Greer scored 13 points and Kayla Blair 10 to lead Vanden (13-3).

Vanden also won big in the JV game, prevailing 57-20 as the Vikings (9-7, 1-0) got 18 from Brittney Livingston and 10 each from Krystal Gonzalez and Brooklin Crawford.

The Vikings entertain Vallejo on Tuesday.

Wood 59, Vintage 41: At Napa, Reana Hardin poured in 29 points and drained 15 of 18 free throws as the Wildcats (8-10) used a huge second quarter to open Monticello Empire League play in style.

“Obviously, the second quarter helped us, we outscored them by 10 (22-12) to take the lead for good,” Wood coach Bob Fernandez said. “We turned up the defensive pressure and Hardin got hot. She had 12 of  her 29 and hit two 3s. That stretch kick-started us.”

Tichina Crocker was next with eight for the Wildcats.

Wood dropped the JV game 33-22 with the Wildcats (4-14) getting eight points from Donjanaye Washington and six from Ashanti Randle.

Wood hits the road to play at Armijo on Tuesday.

Buckingham Charter 47, Faith Christian 45: At Vaca Pena, Julianna Page scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds to power the Knights (3-7, 2-1 SMAL).

Buckingham also got solid outings from Jasmine Gonzalez (four points, 10 rebounds, five steals) and Carissa Williams (four points, 12 rebounds).

“Overall, they just made great team adjustments and it was the best team effort they’ve had this season,” Knights coach Tessa Threets said.

Buckingham next plays at Valley Christian on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Youth baseball

Northern Solano Babe Ruth registration on

FAIRFIELD — Northern Solano Babe Ruth is taking registrations for the 2013 season at Round Table Pizza at 2401 Waterman Blvd., Fairfield, Saturday from noon-3 p.m. There will also be signups Jan. 19 and 26 at the same location. Fees apply. For more information, call 470-1100.

Daily Republic staff


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