Sonoma teams in holiday tourneys
Girls capture Arizona Cactus Jam opener, boys fall at Marin Catholic; JVs, frosh
Senior Ali Romano (No. 23) – in action during the Lady Dragons nonleague loss to Justin-Siena last Saturday night at Pfeiffer Gym – and her varsity Lady Dragon teammates are currently playing holiday Arizona desert hoops in the annual Cactus Jam tournament in Tempe. Romano scored 17 points in helping Sonoma win its opening-round game against Yale Secondary School from British Columbia.
Along with the holiday cheer and festivities comes some holiday hoops action for Sonoma Valley High School’s varsity basketball boys and girls’ teams, who are currently competing in tournaments taking place in two states.
Close to home, the varsity Dragon boy cagers began play in the annual and highly competitive Marin Catholic Tournament in Kentfield dropping an 81-41 decision to a strong Arcata team, which also defeated them in the first round of the recent Eureka Tourney, in Wednesday night’s opening round.
Sonoma’s boys played a second-round game last night – results not available at presstime – as the tourney continues through tonight and ends tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 29.
The varsity Lady Dragons are currently in Arizona for the annual and challenging Cactus Jam tournament in Tempe and rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit to beat Yale Secondary School from British Columbia 59-56 in yesterday morning’s opening round.
Leading Sonoma were senior Ali Romano’s 17 points; sophomore Mackenzie Albrecht’s double-double of 15 points and 15 rebounds; and sophomore Alexa Hall’s 12 points.
The Lady Dragons played Woodinville from Washington in last night’s second round – results not available at presstime – with the tourney ending over the weekend.
Sonoma’s boys and girls’ junior varsity and freshman hoops teams have seen recent action, and three of the squads are also currently competing in holiday tourneys.
The Lady Dragons’ jayvee and frosh squads played Montgomery in Santa Rosa last night, with the frosh girls also opening play in the current Cardinal Newman Tournament – results not available at presstime – which runs through today and tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 29.
Last Saturday evening in Pfeiffer Gym, Sonoma’s jayvee and frosh girls’ teams split their nonleague games with Justin-Siena.
After holding a lead until the final 10 seconds, the jayvee Lady Dragons ended up dropping a heartbreaking 28-26 decision, paced by Bella Bollman’s six points, Larissa Baker’s five, four each by Sami Von Gober, Shelby Camilleri and Hanna Lemaire, and Ciara Smith’s three.
The freshman Lady Dragons posted a resounding 46-16 victory, led by Emma Stanfield’s 16 points, Raquel Darnell’s 12, Jenny Eggers and Renee O’Donnell’s eight apiece, and Nathalie Vega’s two.
Sonoma’s jayvee hoops boys dropped three decisions in last weekend’s competitive Napa Jayvee Tournament, falling 52-18 to host Napa; being edged 49-45 by Elliott, and losing 70-40 to Justin-Siena.
Pacing the Dragon jayvees against Napa were Ryan Fisher’s eight points and Spencer McNairy’s nine rebounds; against Elliott were Kevin Hurtado’s 18 points and nine rebounds, and McNairy’s 13 points and six rebounds; and against Justin-Siena were Hurtado’s 15 points and nine rebounds.
Sonoma’s jayvee boys are currently competing in the annual Piedmont Tournament, which continues today and ends tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 29.
The frosh Dragon boy cagers – currently playing in the annual Cardinal Newman Tournament, which continues today and ends tomorrow (Saturday) – hosted San Marin last Friday night and were topped 51-31, paced by Edwin Reyes’ 10 points.