Dragon boys unable to deal with 1st-place Analy’s height
Sonoma hosts finale tonight, honoring senior Bruton; JVs, frosh rise, fall
Sonoma’s Jesse Summers dribbles toward the basket as teammate Matt Robinson (No. 44) moves in to set a pick during the Dragons’ SCL loss to first-place Analy Wednesday night in Sebastopol.
Along with all the other teams in the Sonoma County League, Sonoma Valley High School’s varsity basketball boys just can’t deal with first-place Analy’s superior height and depth, as both came into play Wednesday night in Sebastopol.
Despite hanging tough in the first-quarter, the Dragons wore down trying to contend with Analy’s big post players, who hauled down most of the rebounds, while swatting away shots en route to staying unbeaten in the SCL with a 65-40 Tiger win.
Pacing the visiting Sonoma cagers were junior Jesse Summers’ 16 points, junior Jack Murphy’s 14, senior Vince Bruton’s six and junior Vincent Albano’s and sophomore Alex Gustafson’s two each.
The Dragon boys host longtime SCL rival Petaluma in their season finale tonight in Pfeiffer Gym – the freshmen start at 4:30, the junior varsity begin at 6, and the varsity play at 7:30 p.m. – with Sonoma honoring its lone senior, Bruton, before the varsity tipoff.
Sonoma’s jayvee hoops boys held off a late Healdsburg run and held on for an upbeat 41-40 home victory last Friday night in Pfeiffer Gym.
Leading the Dragon jayvees were Luke Vaughn’s 13 points; Anthony Hamiter’s nine points and six rebounds; Kevin Hurtado’s eight points and 10 rebounds; and Spencer McNairy’s seven points.
On Wednesday in Sebastopol, the Sonoma boy cagers dropped a 71-55 decision to a good Analy team.
Pacing the jayvee Dragons were Hurtado’s double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds; Ryan Fisher’s 17 points, five rebounds and three assists; McNairy’s 10 points, four rebounds and four assists; Vaughn’s six points and six rebounds; Christian Jimenez’s two points and four assists; and Return Bongiovanni’s three assists.
Sonoma’s frosh hoops boys traveled to Santa Rosa last Friday and defeated Cardinal Newman 48-44 behind Edwin Reyes’ game-high 18 points and Joe Peterson’s 12.
The frosh Dragons then journeyed to Sebastopol on Wednesday and fell 62-42 to a strong Analy squad, with Reyes scoring 19 points for Sonoma, while Daniel Van Kirk tallied 11.