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Sports Roundup: Varsity and JV basketball results
Varsity Girls Basketball
Pierce 34, Williams 32
Ellen Hansen hit a game-winning 3-point shot and the Bears won their home tournament with a narrow 34-32 victory on Friday.
Hansen earned tournament most valuable player honors and led Pierce (3-2) with 11 points.
The Yellowjackets (5-2) controlled the boards, out-rebounding the Bears 42-21, but Pierce won the turnover battle with 16 steals to just four for Williams.
Macey Cox scored 10 points, Nikki Herrera had six points and six rebounds, and Marina Ambriz added two points, five rebounds and five steals.
Emilee Cranford led Williams with 15 points and nine rebounds, and Carolina Mendiola pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds. Lizeth Rivera scored six points and grabbed five rebounds, and Elizabeth Mendez had six points and four rebounds.
Maxwell 60, Los Molinos 24
Ashley Azevedo scored 19 points as the Panthers overcame a 9-5 first-quarter deficit to win 60-24 in the third-place game of the Pierce Tournament on Friday in Arbuckle.
Jenna Powell added 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Jessie Otterson scored 12 points and controlled a game-high 13 rebounds. Shelen Boyes ran a smooth game at point guard with five points, six steals and four assists.
Brittney Haywood scored six points and Kaily McKinley added five for the Panthers (5-1).
No statistics were available for Los Molinos (0-3) at press time.
Varsity Boys Basketball
Winters 60, Colusa 55
Colusa High (3-5) struggled to slow Winters' Henry Nicholson and Jake Ivory during their 60-55 home loss on Monday.
Nicholson scored 27 points and Ivory added 20 as the Warriors escaped with the win.
R.J. Phillips and Destin Smith scored 17 points each for the RedHawks and Hayden Bailey added 13 points.
JV Boys Basketball
Colusa 49, Williams 48
The RedHawks rallied from a large deficit at halftime for a dramatic 49-48 victory against rival Williams High in the championship game of the junior varsity tournament during the Irene Wells Memorial Basketball Tournament on Saturday in Maxwell.
Colusa (5-2) opened the season with back-to-back losses but stormed back to win the consolation championship at the Clear Lake Tournament before winning the championship in Maxwell.
Max Moreno scored 20 points and his defense keyed the RedHawks' turnaround against a big, athletic Yellowjackets team. Hunter Mobley added 13 points and 12 rebound for Colusa.
Colusa defeated Willows 62-49 on Friday and Durham 67-61 on Thursday.
Moreno, a freshman, claimed the tournament most valuable player honors while averaging more than 16 points a game.
JV Girls Basketball
Colusa 38, Hoopa Valley 34
The Colusa High junior varsity girls basketball team won its second tournament in as many weeks, defeating Hoopa Valley 38-34 in the championship game of the Durham Tournament on Saturday.
The RedHawks beat Gridley and Orland earlier in the tournament on the strength of scorers Mollie Townzen, Sally Loeza and Jasmine Savage. Emily Corriea, Andrea Thomas, Ashley Roman and Ann Kalisuch led the defensive and scoring efforts.