Brett Callan Memorial Tournament: Newman will play for title

By HOWARD SENZELL

FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Cardinal Newman limited Windsor to five points in the third quarter en route to a 57-46 victory in the Brett Callan Memorial Tournament on Friday night in Petaluma.

The Cardinals will play Washington of San Francisco tonight for the championship at Casa Grande.

While the Newman defense held the Jaguars to five points in the third, the offense put 13 on the scoreboard. Windsor trailed by only two at halftime.

“That was the telltale part of the game,” Cardinals coach Tom Bonfigli said. “That put us up by 10 and the lead stayed right around there the entire fourth quarter.”

The Jaguars tried to get back in the game by sending Newman to the foul line, but the Cardinals converted 7 of 8 in the final quarter.

Windsor coach Travis Taylor agreed the game turned around in the third period.

“We couldn’t buy a bucket,” he said. “Give Newman credit; they came out of halftime and tightened up their defense.

“We got a little tired at the end but we battled all the way.”

Connor Rubattino led the Cardinals offense with 19 points. James Ryan was next with 14, while Gunnar Walker had eight to go along with eight rebounds.

For Windsor, Brent Tucker was high-point man with 17. Gabe Knight was next with 16, getting 12 of those in the first half.

The Jaguars scored a majority of their points from 3-point land as they connected on 10 of 21. Tucker had four and Knight knocked down three.

WASHINGTON 51, CASA GRANDE 36

The Eagles took the crowd out of the game by outscoring the home team, 24-8, in the first quarter.

Casa began by scoring the first five points, only to have Washington answer with an 11-0 run.

“We never recovered,” coach James Forni said. “They were a handful, very athletic. They’re a very good team, no doubt about it.”

Jon Christy, who scored 31 in Thursday’s opening-round victory, had another good game. The senior scored 19 and pulled down eight rebounds.

Tom Buickerood was next with nine points on three treys.

Darren Ho and Ernest Moore were the top scorers for the Eagles with 10 apiece.

MIRAMONTE 61, ANALY 53

The Matadors caught the Tigers with four minutes to go and gradually pulled away.

Analy took a four-point lead into the fourth but the Tigers were outscored, 19-7, in the period.

The Tigers made only three of 18 shots in the quarter.

Malcolm Jenkins, who along with three teammates isare still rounding into shape following the football season, was the game’s top scorer with 28 points. Chance Ortega had 11.

FAIRFIELD 70, PETALUMA 55

The Trojans led by one at halftime but were outscored, 29-10, in the third quarter.

Petaluma was without two of its best players most of the second half. John Molinari missed the game with a knee injury, while Ben Sanderson hurt his knee early in the third and didn’t return.

Ryan Cox, who replaced Molinari, had a game-high 20 points. Sanderson scored 13, all before halftime.