VALLEJO — With the Armijo High girls basketball team trailing by four entering the fourth quarter, Melaya Gaines scored seven of her 14 points in the final 8 minutes to help lift the Indians to a 51-48 nonleague win over Bethel on Friday.
“We kicked it into gear in the fourth quarter,” Armijo coach Christian Stoll said. “We got more aggressive, we went to the glass more, we got more offensive rebounds. Melaya score seven in the fourth quarter, most off offensive rebounds.”
Justice Robinson Kroon led the Indians (3-2) with 15 points, while Marshanique Hall added 12.
“We got off to a rough start,” Stoll said. “We were down 8-0 and had four girls with three fouls at halftime, but we showed some toughness and pulled out a win.”
Armijo won the junior varsity game 42-22 to improve to 4-0 as Azanae Lewis netted 20 and Destiny Blueford seven.
The Indians varsity is at Castlemont of Oakland today at 4:30 p.m.
Vanden 69, Antelope 28: At Antelope in the Center Tournament, Kiana Moore led the Vikings (4-0) with 13 points, while Kayla Blair added 12 and Chantell Greer scored 10 to lift them into the championship game.
Vanden plays for the title today at 3:30 p.m. against Grant High of Sacramento.
Wood 81, Mira Loma 41: At Antelope, the Wildcats (2-2) steamrolled to victory behind a big night from Reana Hardin, who finished with a double-double – 30 points and 10 rebounds.
Ashley Steinkellner and Selena Lopez added 15 points each, and Siobahn Zaragoza had 11 rebounds.
Wood plays again today at 12:30 p.m. in the consolation championship against the Center-Capital Christian winner.
In Thursday’s action, Wood fell 58-50 to Antelope. Hardin scored 17 and Steinkellner added 13.
Brittney Livingston led Vanden with 19 points, with Kaily McDaniel scoring 19 and Monet Lewis.
The Vikings play against Sheldon today at 11:30 a.m.
Rodriguez JV 50, American Canyon 44: At the Vintage JV tournament in Napa, the Mustangs (6-2) advanced to the championship with a win over the Wolves.
Destiny Greenwood led Rodriguez with 13 points and 16 rebounds, while Sierra Shackelford added 12 points and two rebounds.
The Mustangs opened the tournament with a 32-27 win over Justin-Siena Thursday, with Greenwood scored 14 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and added six steals and eight blocks.
Rodriguez will play for the title Saturday at 3 p.m. against the winner of the Napa-Vintage game.
Prep boys basketball
Armijo boys win shootout over Davis, 102-92
VACAVILLE — The Armijo High boys basketball team used a hot shooting night to down Davis 102-92 to reach the championship of the Gene Honk Williams Memorial tournament Friday night.
The Indians (6-0) were led by Hosea Barfield’s 23 points, with Davontre Thompson close behind with 22. Other Armijo players in double figures included Terris Brooks with 12, Aaron Green with 11 and Troy Anderson with 10.
Armijo led 78-77 after three quarters before pulling away over the final eight minutes.
Armijo will face East Union of Manteca today at 4:30 p.m. in the title game.
Fairfield plays for third place today at 5:45 p.m. against Serra of San Mateo.
Jamal Brown led Wood with 13 points and Jeremiah Burks added 11.
The Wildcats play in the consolation championship today at 12:30 p.m. against Golden Valley of Merced.
Vaca Christian 52, Pierce 45: At the Maxwell Tournament, the Falcons (2-0) advanced to the championship game with a win over the Bears.
Davis Lindsay led VCS with 17 points and Andrew Grabowski added 14.
The Falcons will play for the title tonight at 8:30 against host Maxwell.
Solano falls to host Foothill in tourney
LOS ALTOS HILLS — The Solano Community College men’s basketball fell 68-47 to Foothill in the opening round of Foothill Tournament Friday night.
Corey Duran led the Falcons (3-4) with 12 points, while James Givens and Tim Mohr each added 10.
Solano plays against today at 2 p.m. against the loser of the American River-West Hills matchup.