Vanden boys win, set up SCAC showdown with Fairfield Tuesday

By From page B8 | February 14, 2014

AMERICAN CANYON — A big win Thursday night set up the biggest game of the season for the Vanden High boys basketball team.

The Vikings (16-10, 8-1 SCAC) cruised to an 87-52 victory over host American Canyon, sending them into Tuesday’s regular season finale with the Solano County Athletic Conference championship on the line.

After trailing 16-13 at the end of the first quarter, the Vikings, erupted for a 24-13 second quarter and a 37-29 halftime lead that was never in danger.

Vanden held American Canyon to a five-point third quarter.

Thomas Avent led the Vikings with 20, DeMarre Walker followed with 18, while Jihad Woods finished with a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Vanden will host Fairfield (22-4, 8-1 SCAC) at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, at Jim Boyd Gym for the conference crown.

“That’s going to be very interesting,” Vanden coach Micheal Holloway said.

In junior varsity action, Vanden fell 69-68 on an American Canyon tip-in at the buzzer.

Marcus Armstrong led the Vikings (6-16, 2-7 SCAC) with 12 points, while Jordan Williams and Julian Bactad had 11 each.

Prep girls basketball

Vikings improve to 9-0 in SCAC play

FAIRFIELD — The Vanden High girls basketball team improved to 9-0 in Solano County Athletic Conference play with a 76-28 win over American Canyon, Thursday.

The Vikings (20-5 overall) rolled out to a 47-9 lead at the half and never looked back in winning their 23rd straight SCAC game.

Kayla Blair led Vanden with 24 points, while Chantell Gree had 10, Kiana Moore nine, Julia Blackshell-Fair eight.

Mariah Williams was back for Senior Night with the Vikings and scored seven points after playing in just the first five games of the season.

Vanden wraps up SCAC play at Fairfield, Tuesday.

American Canyon JV 40, Vanden 28: At Vanden, the Vikings (17-6, 7-2 SCAC) suffered their second league loss to the Wolves this season.

Aryel Moreland and Krystal Gonzalez led Vanden with 12 points each, though Moreland was transported to Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center after colliding with an American Canyon player, according to coach Jen Dean.

The Vikings play at Fairfield, Tuesday.

JC baseball

Delta pounds out 18 hits in win over Solano

ROCKVILLE — The Solano Community College baseball team was overpowered in a 17-4 nonconference loss to San Joaquin Delta College, Thursday.

The Mustangs put up three runs in the first inning and never looked back, scoring once more in the third and fourth innings, twice in the fifth, five times in the sixth, twice in the seventh and three more times in the ninth.

The Falcons’ defense didn’t help as they committed five errors, while five pitchers allowed five walks and 18 hits.

David Fernandez and Anthony Morris each had two hits for SCC (1-4), while Nick Perez, Dareion Evans, Ian Acosta and Trever Faulkner each had one hit, with Faulkner’s being a double.

Perez, Robert Conteras and Evans had RBIs for the Falcons.

Daily Republic staff


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