VACAVILLE — DeAndre Scott’s jumper with 1 second left lifted the Rodriguez High boys basketball team to 51-49 Monticello Empire League win over Vacaville, Tuesday.
It was the 16th straight victory for Mustangs (18-1, 4-0 MEL), one shy of the school record set in 2008-09.
“Vacaville’s a very solid team, a very balanced team and well coached,” Rodriguez coach Nate Rankin said. “It took us basically all of four quarters to figure out what they were doing. . . . We had trouble with their zone.”
The teams had trouble getting away from each other as it was tied at 11 after one quarter and at 29 at the half with Rodriguez taking a 34-33 lead into the fourth quarter.
With the score tied at 49, Kyle Williams took a shot that rimmed out with the rebound going to Scott, who buried the game-winner.
Tim Moore Jr. led the Mustangs with 14 points, while Williams added 12 and Scott 10, six in the decisive fourth quarter.
Rodriguez entertains Armijo, Friday.
Armijo, 53, Vintage 52: At Fairfield, Tyree Carrie hit a 3-pointer and two key free throws in overtime as the Indians (4-14, 2-2 MEL) held on for the win.
Carrie led the Indians with 19 points, while Jordan Allen added 14.
“It was one of those games where both teams kept trying to give it away,” said Armijo coach Carly Perales, whose team yielded a game-tying basket with 1 second left in regulation
The Indians trailed 23-15 at the half before outscoring the Crushers 19-11 in the third quarter to pull even at 34-34. After each team scored 12 in the fourth quarter, the Indians outscored the visitors 7-6 in the overtime.
Carrie’s 3-pointer started off Armijo’s scoring in the extra period before Allen hit two free throws and Carrie drained two of his own with 5 seconds left. Vintage ended the scoring with a two-point basket when it needed three to tie it.
Armijo is at Rodriguez, Friday.
Fairfield 73, Bethel 55: At Vallejo, the Falcons (18-3, 4-0 SCAC) got 22 points from DeMoriaye Hart-Spikes and 13 from Javon Adams in rolling past the Jaguars.
Fairfield’s JV team escaped with a 50-48 victory in double overtime as Cameron Ross-Reed hit two go-ahead free throws with 16 seconds remaining. Ross-Read led the Falcons (8-9, 3-1 SCAC) with 12 points, while Terrell Russell added 11 and Malik Warrick eight.
DeMarre Walker led Vanden with 17 points and 10 assists, while Joey Kuzbiski scored 16 and Thomas Avent 15.
Vanden’s JV squad earned its first SCAC victory of the season by prevailing 80-73 behind 28 points and 12 rebounds by Anthony Anchante. The Vikings (4-13, 1-3 SCAC) also got 14 points from Marcus Armstrong, 13 points from Phoenix Shackelford 12, and 10 points and 11 rebounds from Lorenzo Washington.
The Vikings head to Fairfield, Thursday.
The game was tied at 30 at the half, and coach Dan Curry liked his team’s response over the final 16 minutes.
“In the first half, we were flat,” Curry said. “In the second half, we came out with a lot more energy.”
Chandler Stone led Buckingham with 19 points, while Phil Kennedy had 16 and David Stone 10.
The Knights play at Faith Christian in Yuba City, Friday.
Prep girls basketball
AMERICAN CANYON — The Vanden High girls basketball team remained undefeated in the Solano County Athletic Conference play with a 65-21 win over American Canyon, Tuesday.
The Vikings (15-5, 4-0 SCAC) scored 22 points in the first quarter and poured in 18 more in the second to open a 40-11 lead at the break. Their defense stayed tough in tough in the second half, allowing nine points in the third quarter and just one in the fourth.
Kayle Blair led Vanden with 20 points, while Julia Blackshell-Fair had eight. Kiana Moore, Brooke Gibbins, Brittany Kirbyson and Azanae Lewis each scored six. Lewis led the team with 10 rebounds.
The Vikings host Fairfield at 7:30 p.m., Thursday.
Vanden’s JV team suffered its first SCAC setback by falling 46-23.
The Vikings (13-5, 3-1 SCAC) were by led Aryel Moreland with seven points, while Derreca Simms had six.
Vanden hosts Fairfield, Thursday.
Vacaville PAL bringing back tournament
The Vacaville Police Activities League – Makimoto Judo Club – will host the sixth annual “Battle For The Star” Judo Tournament on Feb. 23 at Vacaville High School.
The tournament will feature more than 200 competitors from Northern California and Nevada, including 15 from the Vacaville PAL team. Competitors will be grouped according to experience, age and weight. Medals will be awarded to the top three competitors in each pool.
The public is invited to come and cheer for the Vacaville youth and learn more about the Olympic sport of Judo. Admission is free.
For more information about Vacaville PAL please visit the Vacaville PAL website at www.vacavillepal.com; contact Stacy Anderson at 707-469-6647; or visit the club’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/makimoto.vacavillepal.