It was a rough go for Sonoma Valley High School's varsity basketball boys at last weekend’s annual Marin Catholic Tournament in Kentfield, where they faced four tough opponents and didn’t have a win to show for their efforts.
After falling 60-43 to Lincoln of San Francisco, 56-38 to Arcata, and 64-34 to Napa, the Dragons dropped a 54-43 decision to Huntington Park (Southern California) in their fourth and final tourney game on Monday.
Pacing Sonoma were senior Vinny Albano’s 16 points, six rebounds and two assists; junior Ryan Fisher’s nine points; junior Cyle Gusse’s eight points, eight rebounds, five steals and two assists; junior Ryan Wilbanks’ five points and three rebounds; senior Jesse Summers’ three points; and senior Jack Murphy’s two points and four rebounds.
The Dragons play at nonleague Windsor tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 4, before tipping off their Sonoma County League season at Healdsburg this Tuesday, Jan. 7, followed by SCL games at Petaluma and El Molino on Jan. 11 and 14, respectively, before hosting Piner on Thursday, Jan. 16.
Sonoma’s junior varsity hoops boys competed in the Piedmont Jayvee Tournament last weekend and captured the tourney’s consolation championship.
After losing 45-38 to Branson in the tournament opener, the Dragon jayvees edged University 54-50 and then beat Oakland Military Institute 48-36 for the consolation title.
Leading the Sonoma jayvee boys past Oakland were sophomore Spencer McNairy’s 12 points; sophomore Miles Pimentel’s eight points and six rebounds; sophomore Travis Claeys’ seven points and eight rebounds; sophomore Joe Peterson’s seven points; sophomore Max Yankovich’s six points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals; sophomore Edwin Reyes’ four points, five rebounds and three assists; sophomore Austin Chapin’s two points and four rebounds; and sophomore Freddie Padilla’s two points.