Sports Roundup: Playoff soccer, basketball results
Girls Soccer Playoffs
Colusa 2, Pierce 0
Samantha Espindola scored in the first half and Stephanie Munguia tacked on an insurance goal in the second half as third-seeded Colusa High beat No. 6 Pierce in the first round of the Northern Section Division III playoffs.
"The wind was a pretty big factor in the game. We had great passes, worked as a team and our defense was pretty solid," Colusa coach Amanda Jones said.
Colusa (8-4-5, 6-2-1 MVL) travels to MVL champion No. 2 Esparto on Tuesday and will continue an intensely competitive series. The Spartans won the first two meetings between the teams, 4-2 and 1-0, before the RedHawks earned a 2-2 tie on Feb. 7.
Pierce (4-6-5, 2-4-3 SVL) had one of its best seasons in years despite a roster stocked with freshmen. The outlook is certainly bright for the Bears next season.
Varsity Boys Basketball
Colusa 49, Maxwell 42
The RedHawks took Mid-Valley League champion Maxwell to the wire in their first meeting and completed the task the second time around with a 49-42 upset on Wednesday in Colusa.
Colusa (12-12, 6-3 MVL) jumped out to a 28-11 lead at the half and held off a furious rally by the Panthers (15-6, 8-1 MVL).
Favian Grageda scored 13 points, matching his season-high, and grabbed six rebounds. Riley deWit scored nine points, and Luke Corriea, Hayden Bailey and R.J. Phillips each scored seven points. Eric Barrera chipped in five rebounds and three steals.
Isaias Martinez led Maxwell with 13 points, Zach Troughton added 11 points and 17 rebounds, and George Barajas scored seven points along with recording four assists and four steals.
Colusa finished the regular season Friday in Portola and Maxwell closes their season at home against Biggs. Both teams will find out their playoff fate today.
Princeton 62, Champion 26
The Eagles led 34-8 entering halftime and cruised to a Pioneer-Valley League victory on Tuesday in Princeton.
Fernando Sotelo led Princeton (11-10, 7-3 PVL) with 15 points, Rod Angus added 10 points and seven rebounds, and Luis Angel scored 10 points. Lucas Hubbard added seven points, Eduardo Valencia scored six points, and Julian Rosas and Oscar Espinoza scored five points each.
The Eagles finished the regular season with a road game Friday against Pioneer-Mountain League champion Loyalton.
Quincy 53, Williams 49
The Yellowjackets couldn't hold on to a 23-16 lead at halftime and lost their final game of the season to visiting Quincy 53-49 on Thursday.
The Trojans outscored Williams 37-28 in the second half for the come-from-behind victory. The Yellowjackets ended the season with a 6-15 overall record and went 0-10 in the Mid-Valley League.
Biggs 59, Williams 40
Williams fell behind early and couldn't make up the deficit in their MVL game against Biggs on Wednesday.
Varsity Girls Basketball
Willows 59, Pierce 49
The Honkers closed out the regular season with a victory against visiting Pierce High on Tuesday. Morgan Hughes scored 20 points, and Ally Brunner added 16 points and 14 rebounds for Sacramento Valley League runner-up Willows (18-7, 10-2).
Macey Cox led Pierce with 19 points, Ellen Hansen scored 12 points and Kendra Kent added seven points and 13 rebounds.
The Bears (8-14, 3-9) finished the season Friday with a home game against East Nicolaus.
Maxwell 41, Biggs 34
Ashley Azevedo led the Panthers to victory on Senior Night after Biggs jumped out to a 10-3 first-quarter lead.
Maxwell (15-5, 9-1 MVL) took the lead before halftime and pulled away in the fourth quarter. Azevedo scored 12 points and dished out six assists, Jenna Powell added 12 points and 12 rebounds, Jessie Otterson scored seven points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Kaily McKinley scored six points and had 11 rebounds.
Biggs 58, Williams 34
The Yellowjackets fell behind 33-9 at halftime and Biggs handed Williams its 11th consecutive loss. Williams (5-12, 0-9 MVL) finished the season Friday with a home game against Quincy.