NCS girls basketball: Santa Rosa, Petaluma advance

By HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Santa Rosa went on a 30-0 run in the first half and coasted to a 68-30 first-round victory over San Leandro in its opening round NCS Division 1 contest Tuesday night.

San Leandro scored the game’s initial six points before the Panthers scored the next 30.

Devin Murray and Morgan Bertsch led the onslaught with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Bertsch finished the game with 15, two more than Murray. Kylie Oden also finished in double figures with 14. She made four shots behind the arc.

The Panthers, the No. 3 seed in the bracket, improved to 26-3. San Leandro ends the season 10-16.

PETALUMA 52, SONOMA VALLEY 44

At Petaluma, the Trojans, thanks to Joelle Krist and Allison Scranton, won the match-up between SCL schools.

Krist scored a season-high 24 points to lead the offense while Scranton pulled down 26 rebounds.

“I’ve been around a long time, and I think that might be a school record for rebounds,” coach Doug Johnson said.

In addition to 24 points, Krist also had 13 rebounds. The win in the Division 3 contest improves No. 6 Petaluma’s record to 19-10. Sonoma winds up with a 14-14 mark.

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UKIAH 52, REDWOOD 50

At Larkspur, Ali Milone scored 10 of her game-high 18 points in the fourth quarter as the visiting Wildcats eked out the victory.

The Division 2 game was 21-21 at halftime and Ukiah had a two-point lead entering the fourth quarter. The Wildcats’ biggest lead in the fourth was five points.

Redwood (20-9) was the No. 7 seed while Ukiah (13-13) came into the tournament as a No. 10.

NORTHGATE 40, MONTGOMERY 32

At Walnut Creek, the visiting Vikings were doomed by a dismal third quarter.

“We only scored three in the period,” coach Steve Bell said.

While Montgomery was having offensive problems, Northgate scored 14 in the quarter.

“The girls played hard and with a lot of heart,” Bell said. “We just came up short.”

The Vikings, the No. 9 seed in Division 2, finishes up at 13-14. Northgate, the No. 8, continues to play with a 21-6 record.

CASA GRANDE 58, COLLEGE PARK 57

At Petaluma, Brooke Santander scored a season-high 26 points as the host Gauchos held on for the victory.

“We were up by 10 with six minutes to go and it turned out we needed every one of those points,” coach Dan Sack said.

College Park led, 31-26, before Casa took the lead in the third quarter.

The Gauchos (16-12) are the No. 6 seed in Division 2. The visitors from Pleasant Hill were seeded No. 11 and finish 14-13.

ANALY 55, ALBANY 17

At Sebastopol, the Tigers romped past Albany.

Analy, the regular season champs of the SCL, came into the tourney with the No. 5 seed in Division 3. Albany was No. 12 in the bracket.

Analy’s record is 18-10 while while Albany finishes 10-11.

 

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