Sports Roundup: Basketball and soccer results
Colusa 3, Wheatland 0
The Colusa High boys soccer team hosted Wheatland in a non-league match and came away with a win on Wednesday in Colusa.
Adrian Garcia scored first for Colusa in the 17th minute on a strong shot taken from 18 yards out with the assist from Gustavo Sanchez. The RedHawks kept the pressure up on the Pirates and scored again in the 26th minute on a corner kick by Gustavo Sanchez, which deflected off a Wheatland defender and went into the goal.
Colusa went up 3-0 in the 30th minute on another nice shot taken by Garcia, this time unassisted. Colusa put up eight more shots in the second half but could not find the back of the Pirates' net.
The RedHawks had strong defensive play from Jose Santana, Fernando Morales, Ryan Manning and Luis Padilla. Colusa also had great play from halfbacks Felipe Granados and Alfonso Ruiz.
Goalkeeper Fernando Amador had another strong game posting 11 saves. Colusa is 1-0-1 overall and will travel to Pierce on Tuesday.
Colusa 0, Gridley 0
The RedHawks hosted Gridley and came away with a scoreless tie in a non-league match. Both offensives had scoring opportunities but neither team found a way to score.
It was Colusa's first match of the season and Gridley's third. Colusa put up 13 shots and the Bulldogs posted 17. The RedHawks defense did a great job keeping Gridley's offense shooting from longer range.
Morales, Santana, Padilla and Manning played solid defense for the RedHawks. Offensive standouts were Garcia, Felipe Granados and Sanchez.
Amador made 17 saves with several key blocks in the goal, giving the RedHawks the shutout.
Pierce 2, Winters 1
The Pierce boys soccer team traveled to Winters and came home with their first victory of the season on Thursday.
The Bears (1-1) host Colusa on Tuesday.
Winters 6, Pierce 0
The Pierce girls played well against an experienced Winters team in adverse conditions and lost on the road Thursday.
Winters scored four first-half goals with the wind at their back but the wind subsided in the second half. Pierce (1-1) played well for most of the second half but Winters added two late goals.
"The score does not indicate how well the girls played. Despite, the score a very positive day," Pierce coach Duffy Bailey said.
Colusa 1, Wheatland 1
Anel Sanchez scored off an assist by Stephanie Munguia and the RedHawks earned a tie against visiting Wheatland on Wednesday.
Ashleigh Biggs made five saves during 55 minutes in goal, and Jennifer Pulido made three saves during the second half.
Colusa (0-1-1) travels to Arbuckle on Tuesday to play Pierce.
Pierce 1, Williams 0
Freshman Marissa Espino scored a second-half goal and propelled the Pierce High girls soccer team to a victory Tuesday against visiting Williams.
Brenda Leos played the entire game in goal and earned the shutout in a close defensive battle.
Gridley 1, Colusa 0
Gridley scored a goal in the second half and beat the RedHawks in their season opener on Tuesday in Colusa.
Samantha Espindola attempted three shots on goal, Anel Sanchez had two, and goalie Ashleigh Biggs made five saves for the RedHawks.
Varsity Boys Basketball
Williams 69, Elk Creek 29
Williams opened the season with a home victory against Elk Creek on Tuesday.
Sal Garcia led the Yellowjackets with 12 points and five assists. Jose Jaurequi scored eight points and added 10 rebounds. J.J. Davalos scored six points, hauled in 12 rebounds and blocked two shots. Eduardo Velazquez scored four points and was a monster in the paint with 15 rebounds and four blocks. Edgar Del Horno added six points and five rebounds.
Wheatland 62, Colusa 40
The RedHawks fell apart in the second half as they dropped the season opener to host Wheatland on Tuesday.
Colusa (0-1) was within two points at halftime but were outscored 31-11 in the second half.
Varsity Girls Basketball
Williams 50, Elk Creek 19
Emilee Cranford exploded for 30 points and 15 rebounds against Elk Creek and Williams won 50-19 on Tuesday.
Cranford shot 12 for 26 from the field and cleaned up many of her own misses with 11 offensive rebounds during the Yellowjackets' season opener in Williams.
Lizeth Rivera scored eight points and pulled down eight rebounds, and Carolina Mendiola and Ashlin Covarrubias scored five points each. Elizabeth Mendez added four assists and four steals.
Colusa 48, Wheatland 34
Six RedHawks players scored at least five points as Colusa beat host Wheatland to open the season on Tuesday.
Emily Mobley led the RedHawks with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Mattie Myers scored nine points, dished out eight assists and swiped four steals. Sharp-shooter Savanah Miller made 3 of 7 three-pointers and scored nine points.
Yasmin Moreno and Paige Townzen scored six points each, and Teal Stacey added five points and 11 rebounds.
Chester 60, Williams 36
Chester used a 19-5 third quarter to pull away from visiting Williams (1-1) and the Volcanoes won on Thursday.
Cranford led the Yellowjackets with 12 points and added eight rebounds, Mendiola scored six points and grabbed a team-high 13 rebounds. Mendez chipped in eight points and Rivera added six.
Colusa 58, Esparto 17
The RedHawks improved to 2-0 with a domination of host Esparto on Thursday.
Boys JV Basketball
Wheatland 55, Colusa 51
The Colusa High junior varsity boys team played well in a close season-opening loss to host Wheatland on Tuesday.
Max Moreno, a freshman, led the RedHawks with 14 points. Hunter Mobley and Shane Saso scored nine points, and Cristo Madrigal and Jorge Moreno chipped in eight points each.