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Sonoma struggles in Marin Catholic tourney

Sonoma’s Jesse Summers tries to make a play surrounded by Terra Linda defenders as teammate Jack Murphy (left) follows the play during the Dragons’ recent nonleague loss in Pfeiffer Gym. Bill Hoban/ Index-Tribune

Sonoma’s Jesse Summers tries to make a play surrounded by Terra Linda defenders as teammate Jack Murphy (left) follows the play during the Dragons’ recent nonleague loss in Pfeiffer Gym. Bill Hoban/ Index-Tribune

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Battling an array of tough teams in the always challenging annual Marin Catholic Tournament over the weekend in Kentfield, Sonoma Valley High School’s varsity basketball boys were handed three straight one-sided losses.

Facing Lincoln of San Francisco in last Thursday’s tournament opener, the Dragons dropped a 60-43 decision, then fell 56-38 to Arcata on Friday, before being defeated 64-34 by Napa on Saturday.

Sonoma’s boy cagers played Huntington Park (Southern California) in their fourth and final tourney game yesterday, with the results of the game, and the statistics from their three losses, not available at presstime.

The Dragons play their final nonleague game at Windsor this 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.

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Sonoma’s junior varsity hoops boys competed in the Piedmont Jayvee Tournament over the weekend and bounced back from an opening round defeat to post two wins and claim the tourney’s consolation championship.

After losing 45-38 to Branson in the tournament opener, the Dragon jayvees beat Oakland Military Institute 48-36 in the second round, and then edged University 54-50 for the consolation title.

All Sonoma’s results from the three tourney games will appear in this Friday’s, Jan. 3, Index-Tribune.