High school basketball roundup: Windsor overtakes Ignacio Valley

By HOWARD SENZELL

FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Windsor overcame a sluggish start and rallied to defeat visiting Ignacio Valley, 54-44, in a nonleague boys basketball game Saturday.
The Jaguars trailed 10-2 after one quarter and outscored the Warriors, 52-34, over the final three periods. Gabe Knight had 24 points and nine rebounds and Jalen Roman contributed 12.
Windsor will host Ukiah in its North Bay League opener on Wednesday.

FREEDOM 62, MONTGOMERY 45

At Oakley, the game was close for the first half.
The Falcons led by three at the break before outscoring the Vikings, 39-25, in the second half.
Montgomery was playing its sixth game in eight days. Freedom used pressure defense to tire the Vikings out in the late stages.
Jack Fitchie and Erik Poulsen led Montgomery with nine points each.
The Vikings begin league on Wednesday when they host undefeated Cardinal Newman.

RICHMOND 74, RANCHO COTATE 48

At Richmond, Cougars coach Dennis Magatelli saw reason for optimism even though his team lost.
“We’re playing hard and lately we’ve been showing progress,” he said.
“We’re a young team with only two seniors and we’ve done a lot of growing up in the pre-league portion of our schedule.”
Demetri Morton had one of his best games of the season for Rancho with 18 points and seven rebounds. Mike Humphry had 17 to go along with five boards.
The Cougars open league play Wednesday vs. Maria Carrillo.

ST. VINCENT 49, ATHENIAN 47

At Petaluma, Grant Devoe had 16 points and was the hero as he swished a 3-pointer as time expired.
“Boy, did we need that,” coach Lance Phillips said after his team snapped a three-game losing streak.
Devoe finished with 16 points, one more than teammate Liam Galton.
The Mustangs play Stellar Prep on Monday and begin NCL II play on Wednesday against Roseland Prep.

HEALDSBURG 51, FORT BRAGG 47

At Fort Bragg, Landon Courtman led the Greyhounds to a come-from-behind win with 15 points and 15 rebounds.
Healdsburg trailed by two points after one quarter and by a point going to the final period.
Cody Newman finished with 12 for the winners, two more than Carter Ortiz.
Lucas Triplett was Fort Bragg’s top scorer with 17 points.
Healdsburg’s record is 4-8 while Fort Bragg drops to 5-6.

ELSIE ALLEN 58, ROSELAND PREP 45

At Santa Rosa, the Lobos never trailed after jumping out to a 15-5 lead.
Jalen Busby was Elsie Allen’s top scorer with 21. Erik DeLeon had 10.
Frankie Valdez led Roseland with 23 points.
Pablo Avendano contributed 18.
In girls action Saturday:

HEALDSBURG 49, FORT BRAGG 39

At Fort Bragg, the Greyhounds overcame a halftime deficit by outscoring the Timberwolves by 12 points in the second half.
Healdsburg had three players score in double figures: Grace Pilinni (16), Hailey Roux (14) and Ivanna Olivarez (14).
The Fort Bragg offense was led by Jayden Gardner. She had 12.

CLAYTON VALLEY CHARTER 70, CASA GRANDE 44

At Petaluma, the Ugly Eagles from Concord put the Gauchos away by shooting 56 percent in the first half.
“We played them even in the second half but by then they had a 26-point lead,” coach Dan Sack said.
Casa got the lead down to 15 in the second half before Clayton Valley went on another surge.
The Gauchos, losing for the first time at home, will take a 7-3 record into Tuesday’s NBL opener against Santa Rosa.

TAMALPAIS 44, SONOMA VALLEY 35

At Mill Valley, turnovers in the second half were the Dragons’ undoing.
“We gave the ball away too many times,” coach Sil Coccia said. “We didn’t execute, especially in the second half.”
Tam led by only two at halftime.
Alexa Hall nailed three 3-point shots for Sonoma. She and teammate Jenny Eggers finished with 11 apiece.