Sunday, February 1, 2015

Prolific Prep tops Balboa City

Doug Benton/Nor Cal Preps is all over the Prolific Prep tournament and includes player evaluations.

Williams hit the 20 point mark

Indian Hills College won again, this one against Marshalltown on Saturday by a score of 106-93. Gary Williams scored 21 points, including 7-8 from the foul line, to aid the cause.

Nor Cal JC scores from Saturday

Below are the Nor Cal JC scores from Saturday's games:

* College of the Redwoods 67 - Feather River College 51

From College of the Redwoods athletics:

"Corsairs roll to third straight win

Last time, two weeks ago at their place, the Feather River Golden Eagles hung 105 points on College of the Redwoods and handed the CR men’s basketball team its third consecutive Golden Valley Conference loss.
This time, not so much.

Redwoods held the Eagles to just 22 first-half points in Eureka on Saturday and picked up its third straight conference win, beating Feather River 67-51.
“It’s taken us a while, but we’re finally starting to gel as a team,” said CR head coach Justin Mora. “Our defensive intensity was off the charts. It was just real effort all the way around and a great team win.”

CR sophomore Johnny Shelton led all scorers with 20 points, while Melvin Washington picked 16 in his fourth straight start, including 13 in the first half.

“Melvin’s been playing real smart and aggressive and he’s really coming into his own,” Mora said. 

Redwoods led 31-22 at halftime, holding the Eagles to their lowest scoring half of the season. After losing their opening three conference games by 34, 40 and 23 points, respectively, the Corsairs have won their past three GVC games by 13, 21 and 16 points.

“We’re playing our best basketball at the right time,” Mora said. 

The Corsairs built a 15-point lead with just nine minutes remaining in the game, but the Eagles quickly cut it to an eight-point deficit by the five-minute mark.

Then, back-to-back buckets from Shelton, one after a steal, pushed the lead back up to 12 and sealed the victory.

“We had a couple periods where it got a little rocky,” Mora said. “But we did a really good job limiting our turnovers down the stretch and took good care of the ball.”

CR’s Bryce Rose also finished in double figures, scoring 13.

With the win, the Corsairs improve to 3-3 in the GVC (9-12 overall) and play next on Thursday at Siskiyous.

“We just want to keep it rolling,” Mora said. “When you have it going like this, we’d like to play again tomorrow if we could, but we’re just going to keep playing hard and try to keep this thing going.”

Redwoods 67, Feather River 51
Feather River- 22 29- 51
Redwoods- 31 36- 67
Scoring- (CR) Claus 6, Abraham 6, Shelton 20, Easterling 2, Daymarcco Green 4, Washington 16, Rose 13"


* College of the Sequoias 58 - Columbia College 47

* Butte College 68 - Lassen College 64

* Shasta College 76 - College of the Siskiyous 70

Papenfus plays

Raphielle Johnson noted the return to the court of Santa Clara's Andrew Papenfus.

Musselman featured

Here's a solid feature on Louisiana State Associate Coach Eric Musselman courtesy of James Brewers. Gotta get him back out west again.

Sac St. 70, Montana 69

On Saturday night in the state capital, Sacramento State pulled one out in a true team effort to defeat Montana 70-69. Dylan Garrity's very late trey was the game-winner.

Mikh McKinney (plus six assists) and Cody Demps (plus five rebounds) each scored 18 points to lead the Hornets with teammate Eric Stuteville providing 13 points, five boards and two blocked shots.

For the Grizz, Mario Dunn enjoyed 14 points plus five assists.

Joe Davidson game reports.


UC Davis 81, Cal Poly 78

At home, UC Davis pulled it out 81-78 in an overtime matchup with Cal Poly last night. The Mustangs led 40-30 after the initial 20 minutes.

Aggie Josh Ritchart produced 24 points and seven boards. He shot 6-8 from beyond the arc.

Bill Paterson game reports.


Humboldt St. 86, SF St. 71

Up Arcata way, Humboldt State sent San Francisco State home with an 86-71 loss on Saturday. In 23 minutes for the Lumberjacks, Tom (Diablo Valley College) Witzel supplied 15 points and five rebounds while Udun (Fresno City College) Osakue's 27 points, seven boards and four steals paced the Gators.

Danny Penza game reports.


Chico St. 67, CS Dominguez Hills 57

Chico State hosted Cal State Dominguez Hills and grabbed a 67-57 victory on Saturday. Robert (Granite Bay High) Duncan was the tip of the spear for the Wildcats with 23 points and also corralled six caroms.


CS San Bernardino 78, Sonoma St. 77

Down south, Cal State San Bernardino pulled out a 78-77 victory over Sonoma State on Saturday. For SSU, James (Northern Colorado/Arroyo High) Davis exploded for 28 points with J.J. (Colorado State-Pueblo/Bradshaw Christian High) Mina tallying 19 points plus eight boards.


CPP 73, CS East Bay 48

Down south, Cal Poly Pomona took down Cal State East Bay 73-48 on Saturday. For the victors, guard Barry (McClymonds High) Bell produced 11 points plus five assists and teammate Chad (American River College/Center High) Haysbert went for eight points and eight boards. For the Pioneers, Jacari (St. Joseph Notre Dame) Whitfield led with 16 points with Cody (Humboldt State/Rocklin High) Kale contributing 14.


San Diego St. 62, Utah State 42

Winning both halves by the scores of 21-14 and then 41-28, San Diego State had little trouble with Utah State on Saturday. Malik Pope for the Aztecs played 19 minutes and finished with 13 points plus four rebounds. He went 5-9 overall, 3-5 from three-point land.


Northern Colorado 71, Weber State 57

In Greeley last night, Northern Colorado took down Weber State 71-57 as Dominique Lee shot 6-9 overall on his way to 16 points. He just missed a double-double with nine rebounds.

UC Riverside 66, Cal St. Northridge 62

UC Riverside grabbed a homecourt win last night 66-62 versus Cal State Northridge. Trevor Johns was a perfect 13-13 at the foul line on his way to 27 points. In 12 minutes, Charles Standifer produced four boards, three points plus two assists.


Irvine 77, Santa Barbara 55

At home, UC Irvine blasted UC Santa Barbara last night 77-55. It was 36-26 at the half and then 41-29 in round two. Will Davis produced eight points, six boards and a pair of blocked shots while Travis Souza shot 3-5 from beyond the arc for nine points. John Green's 12 points and seven boards both paced the Gauchos.