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Vikings honor Capoot, roll past Bulldogs

FAIRFIELD — The Vanden High girls basketball honored Vallejo Police Officer Jim Capoot, who died in the line of duty in 2011, before the game and then demolished Vacaville on the floor with an 85-35 nonleague victory at Jim Boyd Gym on Wednesday.

Capoot’s widow, Jennifer Capoot, was the guest of honor of the Vikings.

“Tonight’s game was dedicated to Officer Capoot and his legacy and memory,” Vanden coach Allison Johnson said. “I thought our girls were intense. . .  until the final buzzer. Tonight’s game was special for our guest of honor.”

Kayla Blair had 14 points to lead the Vikings, who scored as many points in the second quarter as the Bulldogs did the entire game.

“We just exploded that second quarter,” Johnson said.

Mariah Williams added 11 points for Vanden (6-0), while Brittany Kirbyson, Lanissa Belk and Aleseana Whitney each added eight.

Julia DePonte led the Bulldogs with 10 points, while Capriana Christian added nine.

In junior varsity action, the Vikings (4-4) topped the Bulldogs 61-36.

Monet Lewis and Brittany Livingston led Vanden with 12 points each.

Brooklin Crawford added nine.

Vanden is at Armijo Friday night.

The Vikings are at Armijo on Friday.

Rodriguez 52, Bethel 51: At Fairfield, the Mustangs (3-6) built a 17-point lead in the first half but squandered it with a 2-point third quarter and had to rally in the fourth to pull out the victory.

“We could not buy a bucket in the third quarter,” Rodriguez coach Lou Collier said. “It was like there was a lid on the basket.”

Briana Hayles led the Mustangs with 17 points, hitting a key 3-pointer down the stretch in the fourth quarter. Jophiea Irvin was next with eight points, while Alijahnae Lockett added seven.

“We had some clutch baskets at the end of the game and some key defensive stops,” Collier said.

The Mustangs are off until Tuesday when they play at Pittsburgh.

Oak Ridge JV 72, Wood 14: It was a rough start to the Oak Ridge tournament for the Wildcats

Donjanaye Washington led Wood with seven points.

The Wildcats play again today at 5 p.m.

Prep boys basketball

Depleted Indians fall to Panthers

BENICIA — Missing three key players, the Armijo High boys basketball team dropped its third straight in falling 84-62 to Benicia in nonleague  action on Wednesday.

“We were playing a little short-handed,” Indians coach Carly Perales said. “Troy Anderson was out again and two of my big men were out with the flu big,” We were completely undersized, they have a pretty big front line.”

Hosea Barfield topped Armijo (6-3) with 20 points, while Aaron Green netted 14, DaVontre Thompson 11 and Patrick Smith 10.

The Indians host Dixon on Saturday.

Prep boys soccer

VCS lands four on all-SDL team

VACAVILLE — The Vacaville Christian boys soccer team had four players named to the all-Sierra Delta League first team for the fall season.

Stephen Gloudeman, Andrew Bliek, Matt Burnett and Brent Williams made up the Falcons’ first-team selections.

Andrew Grabowski, Jeremy Rico, Connor James and Sean Patton all earned honorable mentions.

Daily Republic staff

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