Vanden girls clinch at least a tie for 14th straight league crown

By From page B2 | February 12, 2014

VANDEN — The Vanden High girls basketball team clinched at least a tie for its 14th straight league with a 55-35 Solano County Athletic Conference win over Bethel, Tuesday.

The Vikings (19-5, 8-0 SCAC) opened a 26-9 lead at the half and cruised the rest of the way.

Kayla Blair led Vanden with 22 points, while Julia Blackshell-Fair had 14. Kiana Moore and Aleseana Whitney each scored seven.

The Vikings can claim the outright SCAC title with a win on Senior Night against American Canyon, Thursday.

Buckingham Charter 50, Wilton Christian 44: At Wilton, the Knights (6-11, 4-4 Sacramento Metro Athletic League) were led by Jasmine Gonzalez, who had a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds.

Carissa Williams contributed seven points and 10 boards, while Kiera Cullen added eight points and three steals.

“By far, the best four quarters this team has played,” Knights coach Tessa Threets said.

Buckingham hosts Valley Christian at Vaca Peña, Friday.

Vanden JV 41, Bethel 27: At Vallejo, the Vikings (17-5, 7-1 SCAC) had three players with seven points apiece – Derreca Simms, Macie Saunders and Lauryn Zabat in a win over the Jaguars.

Prep boys basketball

Falcons cruise to win over Panthers

BENICIA — The Fairfield High boys basketball team won an easy 70-46 decision against Benicia in Solano County Athletic Conference, Tuesday.

The Falcons (21-4, 7-1 SCAC) were up early with a 21-9 advantage after the first quarter – increasing the lead to 38-20 at the half. The Panthers were never able to catch up.

“Our energy was high tonight,” Fairfield coach Eddie Wilson said. “We were able to get in transition and grab the defensive rebounds.”

DeMoriaye Hart-Spikes led the Falcons with 19 points, while Sean Gray added 11.

The JV team fell to Benicia 65-41.

Fairfield hosts Bethel Thursday.

Vanden 64, Bethel 54: At Fairfield, the Vikings (15-10, 7-1 SCAC) led 29-20 at the half and never trailed in the second half.

Jihad Woods had a double-double for Vanden, amassing 12 points and 10 boards, while Thomas Avent led his team in scoring with 17 points.

The Vikings are at American Canyon on Thursday.

Napa 63, Armijo 56: At Fairfield, the Indians (4-18, 2-6 MEL) went into the half tied at 32 but did not have enough to grab the victory.

Armijo was led by Tyree Carrie’s 23 points, while Jordan Allen added 15.

The Indians host Rodriguez Thursday.

Bethel JV 70, Vanden 68 (OT): At Vanden, the Vikings fell to the Jaguars, who hit two free throws with 1.1 seconds left in the extra period.

Vanden (6-16, 2-6 SCAC) had one last chance but its inbounds pass was intercepted and time ran out.

Anthony Anchante led the Vikings with 23 points, while Xavier Hernandez and Phoenix Shackelford each scored 11.

Daily Republic staff


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