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Dragon JV, frosh hoops teams see nonleague clashes

While the varsity basketball teams are playing their packed preseason nonleague schedules, Sonoma Valley High School’s junior varsity and freshman hoops squads are also staying busy with plenty of nonleague on-court action.

Sonoma’s jayvee hoops girls, coached by Jann Thorpe, used a late fourth-quarter rally to upend a good visiting Napa team 43-39 before competing in last weekend’s Pittsburg Jayvee Tournament, where they posted a 2-1 fourth-place record with sophomores Renee O'Donnell and Emma Stanfield earning all-tourney honors.

After dropping the Pittsburg tournament opener 80-52 to strong St. Mary’s, the Lady Dragons beat Dougherty Valley 62-47 and Deer Valley 42-23, before playing Tuesday evening in Lafayette, where they nipped Acalanes 37-36.

Leading the Sonoma jayvee girls to their win over Napa were sophomore Jenny Eggers’ 16 points, frosh Grace Cutting’s seven, O’Donnell’s four and two each by Stanfield, sophomore Rocky Darnell and frosh Alanna Johnston.

The Lady Dragons were first led past Dougherty Valley by Eggers’ 13 points, Johnston’s 12, sophomore Sami Von Gober’s 11, O’Donnell’s 10, Cutting’s four, frosh Kayla Field and Katie Stovall’s two apiece, and Darnell and Stanfield’s one each; then topped Deer Valley behind O’Donnell and Cutting’s seven points apiece, Eggers and Johnston’s six each, Von Gober’s five, Field’s three and Stanfield and sophomore Annie Greenslade’s two apiece.


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