NCS basketball: St. Vincent girls lone winner on rough night for Empire teams

By HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Miramonte, the No. 1 seed in girls Division 3, had its best offensive game of the season Wednesday night as the Matadors knocked Analy out of the NCS playoffs, 97-21.

The Matadors’ previous high was 93 at Acalanes on Jan. 29. Miramonte asserted its superiority at the start by racing to a 28-3 first quarter lead. It was 53-7 at halftime.

“They’re something to see,” Analy coach Tom Corriveau said of the Matadors. “They have three or four girls that could play Division I in college.

“It was an honor to play them.”

Miramonte will take a 27-1 record into the championship game.

“As for our team,” Corriveau continued, “we exceeded all our goals for the season and then some. Even though we fell behind Miramonte, the whole team kept their heads up and never stopped trying.”

Analy, the No. 5 seed, went undefeated in the Sonoma County League season and now has an 19-11 record.

Jenna Petray led the offense against Miramonte with 10 while Taylor Lehman contributed six. Nadine Masarweh was the game’s leading scorer with 24. Uriah Howard had 20.

DIVISION 2 GIRLS: CLAYTON VALLEY CHARTER 62, UKIAH 51

At Concord, the Eagles held off Ukiah to advance to the championship game in the Division 2 girls bracket.

The No. 10 seeded Wildcats’ record stands at 14-14 while No.3 Clayton Valley is 23-6.

DIVISION 5 GIRLS: ST. VINCENT 33, SAN DOMENICO 30

At San Anselmo, the Mustangs extended their winning streak to five.

St. Vincent was down 18-10 when Jennings hit the basket.

“We played better defense in the second half,” coach Jim Fagundes said. “We were in a full-court press and did more trapping. I think eventually it wore San Domenico out.”

The No. 2-seeded Panthers had the ball and a chance to tie in the final seconds, but couldn’t get off a shot.

No. 6-seeded St. Vincent was led by Ellie O’Neill with eight points and eight offensive rebounds. Maddie Perry finished with seven points and Rachel Dodele added six.

St. Vincent will play International for the championship on Saturday in Albany. Tip-off is 5 p.m.

St. Vincent improved to 25-6 while San Domenico fell to 23-5.

DIVISION 6 BOYS: CALIFORNIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF 75, ARCHBISHOP HANNA 61

At Fremont, CSD led all the way in the Division 6 boys game.

It was 22-14 after one quarter and 42-24 at intermission.

“They (CSD) set the tone,” Hawks coach Courtney Jackson said. “They spread the court and took it to the basket. If the middle wasn’t open, they kicked it out for a 3-point shot and it seemed like they made most of those.”

Trace Martin had five treys en route to a 33-point scoring performance.

Armani Perry led Hanna with 21 and Dakota Woltring added 19. “We didn’t shoot well from outside,” Jackson said. “I think the moment in the bright lights was a little too much for some of our guys.

Hanna ends the season with a 24-5 record. CSD winds up 24-3.

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