Determined to snap a four-game nonleague road losing streak after winning four of six games to start the preseason, Sonoma Valley High School’s varsity basketball girls will have to do it far from home, actually, in another state.
Currently on their annual holiday trek to Arizona, the Lady Dragons are competing in the Cactus Jam in Tempe that starts today and runs through Monday, Dec. 30.
Sonoma’s girl cagers will then return home to open their Sonoma County League season on Wednesday, Jan. 8, when they host longtime SCL rival Petaluma in Pfeiffer Gym with freshmen starting at 4:30, junior varsity playing at 6, and the varsity tipping off at 7:30 p.m.
The Lady Dragons remain home to host SCL foe El Molino on Friday, Jan. 10, at the above same starting times.
Sonoma’s varsity boys’ basketball team is currently competing in the annual Marin Catholic Tournament and played Lincoln (San Francisco) in last night’s opener – results not available at presstime – with the tourney running through Monday, Dec. 30.
The Dragon boys then play their final nonleague game at Windsor on Saturday, Jan. 4, before tipping off their SCL campaign at Healdsburg on Tuesday, Jan. 7, followed by league road games at Petaluma and El Molino on Jan. 11 and 14, respectively, before returning home to host league foe Piner on Thursday, Jan. 16.
Sonoma’s varsity wrestlers are participating in the Coast Classic in Aptos starting today and concluding tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 28.
The Dragon grapplers will then compete in the Demolition Day Tournament at AA Staggs High School in Stockton on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.
In last Saturday’s nonleague games in Napa, Sonoma’s junior varsity basketball girls couldn’t get their offense untracked and ended up dropping a 33-26 decision to Justin-Siena, which was preceded by the Sonoma’s freshman girls posting a low-scoring 17-11 win.
The frosh Lady Dragons were led by Bella Fanucchi’s seven points; Brianna Gorman’s three points and eight rebounds; Shelby Decker’s two points and five rebounds; Sydney Moore’s two points and four rebounds; Belen Fonseca’s two points; Maddie Cashel’s one point and four rebounds; and Quinn Cordero’s five rebounds.
Pacing the Lady Dragon jayvees were sophomore Renee O'Donnell’s nine points, Jenny Eggers’ eight, sophomore Emma Stanfield and frosh Grace Cutting’s four each, and sophomore Sami Von Gober’s one.