5 boys basketball teams advance to tournament title games

A handful of boys’ basketball teams will play for the preseason tournament titles on Saturday.

Cardinal Newman, Montgomery, Windsor, Piner and Healdsburg all won Friday night to advance to championship games in their respective tournaments, while Ukiah defeated Middletown to bring home the championship in a tournament at Pierce High School in Arbuckle.

The Wildcats are now 6-0 after beating the Mustangs 59-25 on Friday. They also beat Pioneer-Woodland (70-29) and Dixon (44-31) en route to the tournament title.

Montgomery will play for the title in his own Peterich Viking tip-off as the Vikings (5-0) beat Washington-Fremont 40-33 in an ugly win on Friday.

The Vikings led 13:10 at halftime, but got their offensive rolling in the second half. Donovan Hawkins led by 19 points on three threes.

The Vikings play the reigning North Coast Section Division 3 champion Branson (3-0) in the championship game at 3:30 p.m. at Montgomery High School.

Cardinal Newman will also play for the tournament title in McKinleyville. The Cardinals (5-0) defeated Lincoln-San Francisco 69-42.

Sam Cline led the Cardinals (5-0) with his second 30-point performance of the season, dropping 31 with seven three-pointers. In five games, he averages 26.2 points per competition.

Drew Krilich added 12 points and Vero Poueu nine to support the Cardinals, who will face tournament hosts McKinleyville (3-0) in the championship.

Windsor will play for the title at the Piedmont tournament after beating Northgate 52-45 on Friday.

Healdsburg will play for the title at St. Helena’s Sutter Home Invitational when the Greyhounds (4-0) beat Elite Charter-Vallejo 63-61 and record a perfect 2-0 in pool play. Sam Vanden Heuvel led with 23 points while Max Hubbell added 18 for the Greyhounds, who will face John Swett (5-0) in Saturday’s championship.

Also in the Sutter, Sonoma Academy went 1-1 in their two pool games on Friday. The Coyotes (3-1) lost their first game to John Swett 64-50 but bounced back in their second game with a 54-40 win over St. Helena behind 20 points by Peyton Stroud.

Rounding out the group is Piner, who advanced to the Novato Tournament championship on Friday with a 59-47 win over San Rafael. The Prospectors (4-0) meet Head-Royce (4-0) for the title on Saturday.

Sonoma Valley will play in Friday’s seventh-place playoff of Novato’s tournament after a 46-44 loss to Albany. Will Breall scored 28 points with four rebounds for the Dragons (0-3).

Santa Rosa and Rancho Cotate meet in the Wine Valley Tournament consolation championship at Napa High School as both teams won on Friday.

The Panthers (2-2) clinched a 39-35 win over West Valley-Cottonwood while the Cougars (3-3) clinched a 48-40 win over Kipp King-San Lorenzo after a 20-point down by Adam Pengel.

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Cardinal Newman drove to another big win at his Cardinal Newman Classic on Friday night when he defeated Branson 71-29.

Kate Schat led the Cardinals (4-0) with 18 points and Kaida Angelo contributed 12 points.

Newman will play against Archbishop Mitty (3-0) on the final day of the tournament on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

At the Sonoma Valley Dragon Classic, Maria Carrillo lost a close game to reigning Division 5 state champion San Domenico, 52-48.

Riya Pravin had 12 points, Leyna Gorauskas 11 points, and Jillian Ebner six with 11 rebounds to speed the Cougars (2-1).

Windsor defeated Cloverdale 47-36 to go 2-0 up in the Cloverdale-Sandy Mac Memorial Tournament. Skylar Westover scored a game-high 21 points (3-1) for the Jaguars and Bella Tavelacci added 13 points in assist.

The Eagles (0-4) got 14 points from Tylie Hatcher and 13 rebounds from Camryn Donahoo.

St. Vincent won their season opener on Friday, surpassing Tomales 31-28. Freshman Siena Tarantino scored nine points, junior Izzy Baddaglia added eight points and Nedine Ghettas chipped five, three of which came from free throws in the fourth quarter.

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Montgomery lost his second game of the Back Bay Invitational in Newport Beach 1-0 to Flintridge on Friday.

The Vikings (2-1) play their third game of the tournament between West Hills and San Diego at 1 p.m. on Saturday

Cardinal Newman scored twice in the second half to win Petaluma 3-0 on Friday. Nathali Mendoza had a goal and an assist for the Cardinals (2-0), while Alex Barnes and Siena Roy each had a goal and Sofia Lightner and Ashley Vigil each had an assist.

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Healdsburg moved to 2-0 for the year Friday night with a 1-0 shutout from Cardinal Newman.

Ricardo Gomez scored the only goal of the game in the first half, while Healdsburg goaltender Alan Avalos recorded his second shutout of the early period.

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YYou can reach staff writer Gus Morris at 707-304-9372 or [email protected]. On Twitter @JustGusPD.


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