High school girls basketball roundup: Vikings get big road win

Santa Rosa's Devin Murray shoots over Windsor's Jessica Barbosa during the game held at Santa Rosa High School, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Santa Rosa’s Devin Murray shoots over Windsor’s Jessica Barbosa during the game held at Santa Rosa High School, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

By HOWARD SENZELL

FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

The Montgomery girls basketball team notched its most impressive win of the season Thursday night by going on the road and defeating Ukiah, 60-47.

The Vikings jumped out to a 21-8 first- quarter lead and after that, the Wildcats never got closer than five points.

“It all came together at times,” Montgomery coach Steve Bell said. “We moved the ball around, shot well and also played good defense. This was a good one for us.”

Shayla Newman was outstanding with 16 points and 15 rebounds. Abby Lea was the game’s leading scorer with 18.

For Ukiah, Lily Mendoza led Ukiah with had 10 points.followed by Bri Link and Cassidy Schutz with nine apiece.followed by Bri Link and Cassidy Schutz with nine apiece.

“We came out flat in the first quarter,” Ukiah coach Dave Downey said. “We played them even the last three quarters, but couldn’t overcome the bad start.”

Ukiah is 1-1 in the NBL and 9-5 overall. The Vikings are also 1-1 in league and 6-8 overall.

SANTA ROSA 62, WINDSOR 41

At Santa Rosa, the Panthers played their best game of the season.

Santa Rosa took control from the start and led 35-20 at halftime.

The Jaguars got to within seven in the third quarter but could get no closer.

“We kept our composure,” Panthers coach Jim Gomes said. “When they made that run, we made key shots and got it back up to double figures.”

Devin Murray led the Santa Rosa offense with 18 points. Kylie Oden had 15 and Emily Codding finished with 15.

Gabby Giddings led Windsor with took scoring honors for Windsor with 17 points.while Jessica Barbosa wound up with 11.while Jessica Barbosa wound up with 11.

The Panthers are 2-0 in league and 9-5 overall. Windsor’s record is 1-1 and 7-5.

CARDINAL NEWMAN 85, RANCHO COTATE 22

At Santa Rosa, the Cardinals posted their highest point total of the season.

Newman previously had scored 74 on three occasions.

The Cardinals put 31 on the board in the first quarter and led by 25 after one.

Four players from Newman scored in double figures with Maiya Flores and Lauren Walker leading the way with 16 apiece. Kylie Kiech had 12 and Hailey Vice-Neat finished with 11 to go along with 12 rebounds.

Tal Webb had a solid game coming off the bench as she scored eight and made five steals.

“I was happy that the girls maintained focus and intensity throughout the game,” coach Monica Mertle said.

The Cardinals are off to a 2-0 start in league.

Rancho, 0-2 in the NBL, were led by Reilani Peleti and Kaela Velles with seven each.

CASA GRANDE 45, MARIA CARRILLO 35

At Santa Rosa, the Gauchos enjoyed a big edge at the free throw line.

Casa made 22 foul shots compared to seven for the Pumas.

“Free throws were a big difference but we also turned the ball over 33 times,” Carrillo coach Kris Mahiri said.

Joy Jovick led the Casa attack with 16 points while Claire Howard finished with 13 for Carrillo while Claire Howard finished with 13 for Carrillo.

In Sonoma County League action:

ANALY 61, EL MOLINO 37

At Sebastopol, Jenna Petray scored 20 and the Tigers were in control all the way.

The lead was 17-7 after one it was 37-15 at halftime.

D.J. Hayes finished with 11 for Analy.

The Tigers are 1-1 in the SCL while El Molino is 0-2.

PETALUMA 48, ELSIE ALLEN 9

At Petaluma, the Trojans didn’t allow a point in the first or fourth quarters.

“We have 13 players on the team and all of them saw substantial playing time,” coach Janelle Robello. “I was pleased with the hustle we showed on defense.”

Amy Serrick was especially effective as she came up with five steals.

Kailee Silacci was the game’s leading scorer with eight, one more than Emily Corda.

SONOMA VALLEY 50, HEALDSBURG 29

At Sonoma, the Dragons played one of their best defensive games of the season.

Healdsburg failed to reach double digits in any quarter.

Sonoma also dominated on the boards as Jenny Eggers and Sami Von Gober each had 10 rebounds.

Eggers and Grace Cutting tied for high point honors with 13 apiece. Von Gober finished with 10.
Hailey Roux led the Greyhounds with 12.

“Most of the night Healdsburg was one and done on their side of the court,” coach Sil Coccia said. “Our defensive intensity was also there.”

The Dragons are 2-0 in league and 10-4 overall.