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Sports Roundup: Playoff basketball, playoff soccer results
Boys Basketball Playoffs
Maxwell 74, Redding Adventist 48
It rained 3-pointers in the first-round Division VI playoff game Tuesday between No. 14 Redding Adventist and No. 5 Maxwell High, as the teams hit a total of 16 shots from behind the arc.
The Panthers got the better of the long-range aerial attack and made nine treys.
Trent Mathis scored nine points on three 3-pointers, and six Panthers connected from downtown.
Zach Troughton led Maxwell with 14 points and George Barajas added 11 points, eight assists and five steals.
Christian Rice led Redding Adventist with 17 points, including three 3-pointers, and Michael Hageman added 14 points.
Live Oak 63, Colusa 58
The RedHawks pushed No. 5 Live Oak to the limit before losing in the first round of the Northern Section Division IV playoffs Wednesday in Live Oak.
"That was probably the best game we played all year long. It was physically tough game and our guys didn't back down, it was pretty cool to watch," Colusa coach Marty Remmers said.
No. 12 Colusa (12-14, 6-4 MVL) rallied from a six-point halftime deficit and tied the game midway through the third quarter before the Lions (17-5, 10-2 SVL co-champions) went on a 14-0 run for a 41-27 lead going into the final quarter.
"We lost our heads for about a five-minute stretch in the third period, but for the most part I was really proud of our guys for not quitting," Remmers said.
Colusa sophomore Destin Smith took over the game in the fourth, hitting 3-pointers and dominating in the paint en route to a 21-point game.
The RedHawks struggled to contain Romario Acosta, whose speed and shooting prowess out-matched whatever Colusa threw at him, and scored 23 points.
R.J. Phillips scored 15 points and matched up well against Live Oak's Aaron Pamma, who also scored 15 points. Favian Grageda and Hayden Bailey shot well from behind the 3-point line and played with newfound confidence.
The Lions advanced to the second round where they face No. 4 Gridley on Friday.
Modoc 67, Williams 37
The No. 15 Yellowjackets (6-16, 0-10 MVL) faced a tough draw in the first round and made the long trip to Alturas on Wednesday for the first round of the Northern Section Division V playoffs where they lost to No. 2 Modoc (21-4, 11-1 Shasta Cascade champions).
The Braves advanced to the second round where they face No. 7 Portola on Friday.
Girls Basketball Playoffs
Fall River 67, Williams 19
The Yellowjackets lost in the first round of the Division V playoffs Tuesday at Fall River High.
No. 13 Williams (6-13, 1-9 MVL) couldn't match the firepower of the No. 4 Bulldogs (15-9, 7-5 Shasta Cascade), and fell behind 28-2 by the end of the first quarter.
Lassen 66, Colusa 23
The RedHawks ended the season with a loss in the first round of the Northern Section Division IV playoffs to No. 7 Lassen High (14-10, 4-4 NAL).
No. 10 Colusa (14-12, 6-4 MVL) went to Susanville a day late after poor road conditions pushed the game back, but Lassen's defense was even more of a threat and RedHawks scored just 11 points in the first half.
The Grizzlies advanced to the second round where they faced No. 2 Anderson on Thursday.
Girls Soccer Playoffs
Colusa 2, Esparto 0
In each of the four meetings between the Colusa High and Esparto girls soccer teams, the RedHawks drew closer to victory. On Tuesday, when it mattered most, the RedHawks finally earned their first victory against the Spartans, winning 2-0.
The RedHawks earned a berth in the championship game, and a shot at their seventh title in eight years, at noon today at University Prep (14-1, 10-0 NAL) in Redding.
"I think it was the best game we've played all season and it came at the perfect time because we hadn't been able to beat them all season," Colusa coach Amanda Jones said.
Rebecca Velazquez scored midway through the first half and Samantha Espindola added an insurance goal near the end of the match.
Espindola's goal came moments after Esparto nearly tied the game, but RedHawks goalkeeper Jennifer Pulido came out of nowhere to make a great save and launched the ball downfield to Velazquez who passed to Espindola for the counter-attack goal.
"I think we just played harder and had better passes. I think the biggest difference was we worked together as a team," Jones said.
Colusa (9-4-5, 6-2-1 MVL) lost their first two games against the Spartans before earning a 2-2 tie on the final day of the regular season.
Boys Soccer Playoffs
Esparto 3, Pierce 1
The Bears allowed two second-half goals to the top-seeded Spartans and lost in the Division III semi-finals Tuesday in Esparto. Pierce dropped to 7-5-3 and Esparto (14-0-2) hosts University Prep today in the championship game.