Tam thumps the Dragons
Sonoma boys at Santa Rosa Monday, JVs, frosh swept
Sonoma’s Jack Murphy (left, No. 40), supported defensively by teammates Dario Minatta (middle) and Vincent Albano (right), ties up a Ukiah opponent during a recent nonleague loss in Pfeiffer Gym.
It was a cold Tuesday night in Mill Valley for the Sonoma Valley High School varsity basketball boys, and we’re not talking weather here, but the state of their offensive production.
The cold-shooting Dragons managed to score just one first-quarter point, though they were tied with Tamalpais at 1-1 midway through the period as both teams struggled to find any early offense.
Unfortunately for the Dragon cagers, they never found their offense, tallying a meager nine points by halftime, and compounded further by a rash of turnovers en route to a 49-33 loss at Tamalpais.
Sonoma was paced by sophomore Cyle Gusse’s 13 points – including three-for-three on treys – Jesse Summers’ six, senior Vince Bruton’s and sophomore Ryan Wilbanks’ three each, and two apiece by juniors Vincent Albano, Jack Murphy and Dario Minatta, and sophomore Tristan Mertens.
The varsity Dragon boy cagers continue nonleague preseason play with a 7:30 p.m. road clash at Santa Rosa this Monday, Dec. 10, before traveling north to compete in the annual Eureka Tournament taking place from Thursday, Dec. 13, through Saturday, Dec. 15.
For the second straight game, Sonoma’s junior varsity hoops boys couldn’t maintain a first-half lead, though it was only 23-21, by being outscored in the second half, this time 38-21, and ended up dropping a 61-44 decision to Tamalpais.
The Dragon jayvees, who did convert 18 of their 21 free-throw attempts, were paced by freshman Spencer McNairy’s 22 points, including six-of-six from the foul line.
Sonoma’s freshman boy cagers were handed a 55-29 loss by Tamalpais as Edwin Reyes scored 12 points for the frosh Dragons.