GRASS VALLEY — The Vanden High girls basketball team was able to walk away with its first victory of the season, defeating Nevada Union in overtime, 79-74.
The leading scorer for the Vikings (1-1) was Kayla Blair with 25 points. Mariah Williams ended her night with 18, while Kiana Moore had 16.
“Nevada Union was a very good team,” Vanden coach Allison Johnson said. “We did not play a great game, but were able to pull away in overtime.”
On Monday night, the Vikings fell to state power St. Mary’s 73-68 in its Foundation Game.
Kiana Moore led the Vikings with 12 points, Blair added 11 and Alesiana Whitney scored 10.
Of the loss to the Lady Rams, who have won six straight Sac-Joaquin Section titles, Johnson said it was one of the most incredible games she has ever coached.
At one point, Johnson said, the Vikings were down 12, then up eight.
“We were in it until the very end,” the coach said. “I was incredibly proud of my team and it was a great basketball game from both sides.”
Monte Vista 60, Rodriguez 36: At Danville, the Mustangs (1-1) were led by Cassara Vaughn, who earned a double-double on the evening with her 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Destiny Greenwood had 10 points, six boards and two blocked shots.
The JV team fell 38-29 as Taj McIntyre scored 11 points, six rebounds and three steals.
Rodriguez will play Thursday in the Marin Catholic Tournament in Kentfield.
Fairfield 42, Wood 31: At Fairfield, the Falcons (0-0) won their Foundation Game over the Wildcats.
Rajanee Johnson led the Falcons with 17 points, Leah Williams had nine and Christi Oliver chipped-in six.
Fairfield plays at Drake of San Anselmo, Thursday.
Armijo 47, Vaca Christian 17: At Armijo, the Indians (0-0) opened their season with a Foundation Game win over the VCS Falcons.
Destiny Blueford led Armijo with 10 points, while Jada Williams and Noemi Manzo each scored eight.
Armijo plays at Vanden, Saturday.