NCS boys basketball: Ukiah, Analy knocked out

By HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

No. 6 seeded Dublin knocked down 10 3-pointers en route to a 61-55 victory over visiting Ukiah on Tuesday night in the first round of the North Coast Section Division 2 playoffs.

The game was close all the way with the home team leading by five at halftime.

“The turning point was midway through the third quarter,” Wildcats coach Bill Heath said.

“We failed to convert on three fast breaks and Dublin got the ball each time and made a basket. That’s a 12-point swing.”

Gabe Knight led No. 10 Ukiah with 19 points and nine rebounds.

Adrian Mata wound up with 16 while Brian Sherwood scored 14 to go along with eight rebounds and three blocks.

The Wildcats end up 16-13 while Dublin plays on at 14-13.

MIRAMONTE 76, ANALY 54

At Analy, the Tigers trailed by 10 after one quarter and were never able to cut the lead below double figures.

“We were back on our heels after Miramonte got in front early,” coach Brett Page said. “

We had an off-shooting night.

“They were bigger and stronger than teams we’re used to playing.”

Malcolm Jenkins led Analy with 25 points, 23 of those after halftime. Chance Ortega chipped in 14 to go along with 12 rebounds. Mohammad Halaweh finished with 10.

Analy, champion of the SCL, was the No. 3 seed.

Miramonte was No. 6 in the Division 3 bracket.

EL CERRITO 75, PINER 63

At El Cerrito, it was a three-point game with three minutes to play before the hosts pulled away.

“We were in position to get the lead back late but missed a few key shots,” Prospectors coach Mike Erickson said. “The game was a lot closer than the final score.”

Keith Adams scored 21 of his game-high 25 points in the first half as Piner clung to a 40-39 halftime lead.

However, in the third quarter, the Prospectors were outscored 19-6.

“Both teams pressed most of the game,” Erickson said. “It was an up-tempo pace.

“My guys played hard and I’m proud of the effort. El Cerrito is a ranked team and we went toe-to-toe with them.”

Nedi Gedlu (14) and Justin Cervantes (10) also were in double figures for the Prospectors.

Piner, the No. 15 seed, finishes the season 17-11. No. 2 El Cerrito plays on with a 26-3 record.

NEWARK MEMORIAL 69, WINDSOR 39

At Newark, the No. 2 seeded Cougars never trailed the No. 15 visiting Jaguars in the Division 2 game.

It was 46-22 at intermission.

“They pressed the whole game and it was effective,” Windsor coach Travis Taylor said.

“We were playing a lot of sophomores and they started five seniors.”

Curtis Johnson had a solid game for the Jaguars with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Windsor finishes 13-14 while Newark Memorial is 20-7

REDWOOD 56, CASA GRANDE 49

At Petaluma, the visitors from Marin County got the best of the Gauchos. Redwood, the No. 9 seed, now has a 16-13 record while No. 8 Casa’s season is over with a 14-13 mark.

BISHOP O’DOWD 74, ELSIE ALLEN 29

At Oakland, the top-seeded Dragons had no trouble with the visiting Lobos.

Elsie Allen, the No. 16 seed in Division 3, finishes the season with an 18-10 record while O’Dowd moves to the second round with a 23-4 mark.

 

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