High school boys basketball: Healdsburg, Windsor, Willits alive in REIBT

Windsor’s Chaise Noles, left, goes to the basket as Maria Carrillo’s Devin Lehrer defends during the
Redwood Empire Invitational Basketball Tournament game Friday at Healdsburg High School. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Windsor’s Chaise Noles, left, goes to the basket as Maria Carrillo’s Devin Lehrer defends during the
Redwood Empire Invitational Basketball Tournament game Friday at Healdsburg High School. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

By HOWARD SENZELL

FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Healdsburg’s boys team overcame a halftime deficit to defeat Leadership of Hayward 54-44 in the Redwood Empire Invitational Basketball Tournament on Friday night.

The Greyhounds trailed by three at intermission but outscored their opponent, 22-9, in the third quarter.

“That was the best half we’ve played this season,” coach Nick Galvan said. “We corrected the mistakes we made in the first half and shot the ball well.”

Healdsburg is one of the youngest teams in the Redwood Empire and plays only one senior.

“We have very little varsity experience,” Galvan said. “So, coming from behind will do a lot for our confidence.”

The Greyhounds had three players finish in double figures: Cody Newman (16), Michael Downs (12) and Levi Yeley (10).

WINDSOR 61, MARIA CARRILLO 37

Gabe Knight scored 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead the Jaguars.

Parker Canady also had a solid game with 14 points and seven boards.

Windsor assumed a 16-6 lead after one period and increased the advantage to 31-13 at intermission.

“We had a height advantage and hit the glass hard,” Jaguars coach Travis Taylor said. “Overall, we played pretty well.”

Dominic Garcia led the Pumas’ attack with 12.

Windsor is 3-1 while Carrillo dropped to 2-3.

WILLITS 60, JUSTIN-SIENA 48

Dmitri Betts led the way with 23 points as the Wolverines improved to 4-1.

Justin-Siena was on top by eight at halftime only to have Willits win the second half, 40-20.

Also scoring in double figures for the Wolverines were Ryan Hosford (15) and Anthony Sorace (13).

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In the Rose City Tournament at Cardinal Newman:

ST. MARY’S 67, RANCHO COTATE 29

The Cougars were their own worst enemy as they committed 33 turnovers.

“They pressed us in the first half and we turned it over,” Rancho coach Dennis Magatelli said. “We’re a work in progress. We’re young and we’ll get better with experience.”

Alec Wong knocked down four shots from behind the arc and led the Cougars with 15 points.

St. Mary’s Kevin Warren finished with 20 points.

SAN MARIN 62, ELSIE ALLEN 42

The game turned in the final 38 seconds of the first half when San Marin scored five unanswered points to take a nine-point lead at halftime.

“That was the key stretch of the game,” Elsie Allen coach Madison Lott said. “We never recovered.”

Lott also wasn’t happy with his team’s defense.

Jalen Busby led the Lobos with 14 points while Tommy Sanz had 17 for the Marin County school.

REDWOOD 75, SANTA ROSA 37

The Giants took control of the game from the start and led by 15 after one quarter.

“They’re awfully good,” Panthers coach John McGill said. “They’re a solid, solid team.”

Redwood increased its advantage to 43-14 by halftime.

Will Breck was the game’s top scorer with 17.

Rudy Gutierrez and Mazi Macondray had six apiece for Santa Rosa.

NEWMAN GAME CANCELED

The visitors from Central Catholic of Modesto did not make the trip north for the late game against the host Cardinals.
Central Catholic will be in action today. All eight teams will play twice.