Dragons hosting holiday hoops
Sonoma boys host tonight, girls Saturday: recent results
Sophomore Trevor Welch (right) snares a rebound for Sonoma during an earlier game in Pfeiffer Gym, where the young Dragons will host tough nonleague foe San Marin tonight at 7:30 p.m., which is also the tipoff time for the Lady Dragon cagers, who are hosting Justin-Siena Saturday, Dec. 22.
After long preseason road trips, both Sonoma Valley High School’s young varsity boys and girls’ basketball teams have returned home just in time to host some holiday hoops in Pfeiffer Gym.
Sonoma’s boy cagers will host tough nonleague foe San Marin tonight, with the freshmen starting at 6, and the varsity hitting the court at 7:30 p.m.
The Lady Dragons are hosting nonleague Justin-Siena of Napa tomorrow evening, Saturday, Dec. 22, with the frosh beginning at 4:30, the junior varsity playing at 6, and the varsity tipping off at 7:30 p.m.
Sonoma’s varsity hoops girls then make a return trek to Arizona for some highly competitive holiday desert hoops in the annual Cactus Jam tournament in Tempe from Wednesday, Dec. 26, through Monday, Dec. 31.
The varsity Dragon boys will next compete in the annual, and challenging, Marin Catholic Tournament in Kentfield from Dec. 26 through Dec. 29.
In last weekend’s Eureka Tournament, the Sonoma varsity boys dropped 69-34 and 53-36 decisions to Arcata and Shasta, before beating Mt. Diablo 79-56 in their tourney finale.
Leading the Dragons past Mt. Diablo were junior Jesse Summers’ game-high 24 points, including seven treys, to go with six rebounds; senior Vince Bruton’s 15 points and seven rebounds; junior Vincent Albano’s 13 points, six assists and four rebounds; sophomore Alex Gustafson’s 12 points with four treys and five rebounds; sophomore Cyle Gusse’s 10 points; sophomore Trevor Welch’s three points and five rebounds; and junior Jack Murphy’s two points before a first-quarter injury took him out of the game.
In their loss to Shasta, Sonoma was paced by Summers’ 12 points; Albano’s five points, five rebounds and four assists; Murphy’s five points and five rebounds; Gusse’s five points; junior Matt Robinson’s three points and seven rebounds; and two points each by Bruton – who was injured in the second quarter and missed the second half – Welch and sophomore Ryan Wilbanks.
Pacing the Dragons against Arcata were Summers and Gustafson’s seven points each; four apiece by Albano, Bruton and Gusse; Wilbanks’ three and Murphy and Dario Minatta’s two each.
Sonoma’s frosh hoops girls recently nipped Drake 26-25 and then competed in the Windsor Frosh Tournament last weekend and posted a 2-1 record for third place, with victories over San Marin and Windsor, and a loss to eventual champion Marin Catholic, as Jenny Eggers was named all-tourney.
Leading the frosh Lady Dragons past Drake were Raquel Darnell’s eight points, five rebounds and three steals; Annie Greenslade’s eight points, five rebounds and two steals; Emma Stanfield’s six points, six rebounds and three assists; and Renee O’Donnell’s two points, nine rebounds and two steals.
In their 38-11 Windsor Tournament-opening win over San Marin, the Sonoma frosh girls (10-2 record) were led by Stanfield’s 11 points, five rebounds and four steals; Darnell’s nine points, three rebounds and three steals; O’Donnell’s seven points, seven rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots; Eggers’ six points and three rebounds; Greenslade’s two points and four rebounds; Nathalie Vega’s two points and three rebounds; and Brittany Richards’ one point and three rebounds.