Sports Roundup: Basketball, soccer results
Varsity Boys Basketball
Pierce 62, Esparto 29
The Bears (14-5, 7-1 SVL) maintained their hold on the top spot in the Sacramento Valley League with a rout of host Esparto on Wednesday.
Andy Corona led Pierce with 15 points, Hayden Kalfsbeek scored 14 and Preston Smith added seven.
Varsity Girls Basketball
Princeton 52, Providence 15
Maryssa Martin and Amanda Hansen both scored 18 points as the Eagles (13-5, 5-0) completed an undefeated first half of Pioneer-Valley League play with a victory against visiting Providence on Tuesday in Princeton.
Gaby Rodriguez scored 14 points and Arianna Ilharreguy added two for Princeton.
Kayla Tuma led Providence (2-12, 0-5) with eight points and 11 rebounds, and Amanda Edmondson scored three points.
Colusa 2, Esparto 2
The RedHawks played a great game against Esparto, showing improvement on both offense and defense, and came away with a hard-fought tie against the undefeated Spartans on Tuesday in Colusa.
Adrian Garcia gave Colusa a lead just two minutes into the match with an assist from Alfonso Ruiz. The RedHawks kept Esparto off balance until the final minute of the half, when the Spartans tied things up on a shot taken from six yards out.
The second half was tough for the RedHawks, who were forced to play down to 10 players due to a red card penalty, but the 1-1 tie held until the late minutes of the second half, when Esparto booted in the go-ahead goal at the 70-minute mark.
Colusa did not let up and tied the game on a penalty kick by Garcia in the 78th minute.
The RedHawks had strong play from fullbacks Jose Santana, Fernando Morales, Pedro Lopez and Ryan Manning. Halfback standouts were Felipe Granados and Alfonso Ruiz. Goalkeeper Fernando Amador had a great game with 11 saves.
Pierce 7, Durham 2
Francisco Padilla and Victor Santillan scored two goals apiece and the Pierce boys soccer team beat Durham on Tuesday in Arbuckle.
Ulisis Flores, Eric Regalado and Fernando Saavedra scored one goal each as the Bears peppered the cage with 22 shots. Victor Navaro had a strong game in goal, making three saves.
Colusa 1, Hamilton 1
The RedHawks battled host Hamilton to a 1-1 tie after a scoreless first half on Thursday. Adrian Garcia scored the only goal for Colusa and Adrian Chavarria scored for the Braves.
Colusa (6-8-3, 3-5-2) finishes the regular season with a road game against Williams on Tuesday and a home game against Mercy on Thursday.
Hamilton (6-5-5, 5-3-3) closes the regular season with a road game against Los Molinos on Wednesday.
Live Oak 2, Pierce 0
Cristian Leos and Pedro Valencia each scored a goal for Live Oak (10-1-3, 5-0-2), who clinched at least a share of the Sacramento Valley League-One championship on Thursday in Live Oak.
Joel Cibrian was key in the shutout on Thursday as he made five saves in goal.
Pierce (6-4-2, 4-3) closes the regular season with a home game against Willows on Tuesday and a road game against Durham on Thursday.
Colusa 5, Hamilton 0
Bianca Meza scored twice and Colusa beat host Hamilton 5-0 on Thursday. Valeria Dominguez, Stephanie Munguia and Coral Imhoff added one goal each for Colusa (6-4-4, 5-2 SVL-Two)
Pierce 2, Durham 1
Erica Granados scored twice and lead the Pierce High girls soccer team to a 2-1 league victory against Durham on Tuesday in Arbuckle.
Yasmin Velazquez and Erica Ruiz contributed assists on Granados' goals. Jessica Croxson made three saves in goal for the Lady Bears.
Live Oak 3, Pierce 1
The Bears (4-6-3, 2-4-1) dropped their game against Sacramento Valley League-One leader Live Oak on Thursday in Live Oak.