SCL girls basketball: Analy finishes perfect in league

By ALLIE COLOSKY
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

SONOMA — Analy capped its perfect league season Friday night with a 37-25 victory over Sonoma Valley.

“Coming into the game we were relaxed,” Analy coach Tom Corriveau said. “The whole team finally stepped up and we are doing the things we weren’t doing at the beginning (of the season).”

Both of the Sonoma County League’s top two teams got off to a slow offensive start, and 17 Dragons turnovers left for few opportunities on offense, Sonoma Valley coach Sil Coccia said.

“We burped the ball up way too many times,” Coccia said. “Way too many empty possessions.”

Jenna Petray led Analy in the first half with 11 of her 15 total points. She finished with 11 rebounds and three blocks, as well.

“It feels great to know we are going into playoffs undefeated,” Petray said. “It gives us confidence to enter the playoffs strong.”

Senior Megan Neely recorded five of her total six points for Sonoma Valley while snagging seven rebounds in the first half. She finished with eight rebounds total. Ciara Smith set a school record with 15 blocks and finished with three points and 12 rebounds.

Neely said she and Smith will need to continue rebounding and working with the new defense if the Dragons are to have success against Petaluma next week.

“We didn’t win but we played a great game, so I’m good with it,” Neely said about her senior night.

The second half featured the same slow offensive game from both sides. Sonoma Valley struggled to overcome turnovers as it fell to Analy for the second time this season.

“You can’t score 25 points and expect to beat anybody at the varsity level,” Coccia said. “I give Analy the credit. They made shots when they needed to.”

Taylor Lehmann had eight points and Jesse Davidson five points for the Tigers. Bailey Hunter finished with three points and Sina Fuiava, Hayley Louzao, and Isabella Neidermair each added a bucket. Neidermair snagged eight rebounds.

“At the beginning of the season, we just wanted to be able to compete,” Corriveau said. “Now, hopefully, we can get a good seed for the NCS playoffs.”

Giana Monterosso finished with two points and five rebounds for the Dragons. Shelby Camilleri recorded four points and four rebounds. Sierra Lilly added three points and Bella Bollman hit a free throw. Alexa Hall hit two three-pointers.

 

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