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Balanced Solano stops Skyline 73-70 in men’s basketball

SAN BRUNO — James Givens led four players in double figures for the Solano Community College men’s basketball team with 14 points as the Falcons held on for a 73-70 nonconference win over Skyline on Friday.

Jacob Keys added 12 points, while Jamarae Moss and Tim Mohr each scored 11 for Solano (5-5).

The Falcons host Reedley on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Prep boys basketball

Davis, Walker help lead Vanden over Sequoia

REDWOOD CITY — Brandon Davis scored 15 points and recent junior varsity call up Demaree Walker added 12 to lift the Vanden High boys basketball team to a 67-57 nonleague win over Sequoia on Friday.

With the score tied at 39-39, the Vikings (6-2) outscored the Cherokees 28-18 in the fourth quarter, hitting 11 of 12 free throws.

“Demaree Walker coming up from the JVs (gave) us a big offensive lift,” Vanden coach Micheal Holloway said.

The Vikings entertain Vacaville on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Wood 73, American Canyon 55: At Davis in the Davis tournament, Davis Wade poured in 19 points and the Wildcats shook off a sluggish performance in its tourney opener with a convincing victory in the consolation semifinals.

“We kind of struggled the first quarter and then we started moving the ball and, you know, we got it going up and down the floor little all of a sudden we could play,” Wood coach Mark Wudell said.

Jeremiah Burks netted 15 points, while Jamal Brown added 10 for the Wildcats (6-4).

Wood plays host Davis for fifth place today at 1:30 p.m.

REDWOOD CITY — Brandon Davis scored 15 points and recent junior varsity call up Demaree Walker added 12 to lift the Vanden High boys basketball team to a 67-57 nonleague win over Sequoia on Friday.

With the score tied at 39-39, the Vikings (6-2) outscored the Cherokees 28-18 in the fourth quarter, hitting 11 of 12 free throws.

“Demaree Walker coming up from the JVs (gave) us a big offensive lift,” Vanden coach Micheal Holloway said.

The Vikings entertain Vacaville on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Vallejo 63, Vacaville Christian 47: At Vallejo, the Falcons (2-2) trailed just 19-16 after the first quarter but were outscored 31-19 in the next two and never recovered. Luke Barker led VCS with 14 points, while David Lindsey added 10.

The Falcons next play in their Falcon Christmas Classic Dec. 27-29.

Prep girls basketball
Poor shooting costly as Wood falls to Inderkum

EL DORADO HILLS — A tough night shooting from the free throw line doomed the Will C. Wood High girls basketball Friday night in a 49-47 loss to Inderkum of Sacramento in the Trojan Slam at Oak Ridge High.

The Wildcats (3-5) made just 12 of 27 foul shots in the defeat.

“That was the difference,” Wood coach Bob Fernandez said. “We were down by 10 with about three minutes to go and we had an opportunity to tie or take the lead, but we (got a shot blocked).”

Reana Hardin led the Wildcats with 24 points, while Kendra Cordell and freshman Sanniyah Pippins each scored 10.

Wood plays in the seventh-place game today at 3:30 p.m. against Vista del Lago of Folsom.

Rodriguez JV 40, Heritage 35: At Vallejo in the Bethel JV tournament, Raneshia Gilbert scored 12 points and had four rebounds to lead the Mustangs (10-2) to victory. Mari Bowie added nine points and three steals, while Sierra Shackelford contributed six points, three rebounds and two steals.

In Thursday’s action, the Mustangs blitzed the Bethel freshman team 54-2 as all 14 players scored. Bowie led the way with 10 points and five steals, Unique Woodlief and Caitlin Parrish each had eight points and five rebounds, and Gilbert had eight points and 11 rebounds.

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