High school boys basketball roundup: Fujii helps Analy rally to beat Piner

By HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Nick Fujii scored his only five points in the final 90 seconds as Analy rallied to defeat Piner, 59-57, in an SCL game Monday night in Sebastopol.

Fujii’s 3-point shot tied the game 50-50 and then his two free throws put the Tigers ahead for good.

Piner started quickly and led 20-9 after one quarter, but Analy narrowed the margin to 33-31 by halftime.

Malcolm Jenkins and Chance Ortega both had 16 points. Ortega also pulled down 12 rebounds.

“Jordan Armstrong had a good game coming off the bench,” Analy coach Brett Page said. “He had six rebounds. It was back-and-forth the second half and just a great high school game.”

Piner’s Keith Adams led all scorers with 22 while teammate Adam Kuzmicki wound up with 16.

Analy remains unbeaten in league with a 3-0 mark and is 7-7 overall. Piner’s record is 1-2 and 8-6.

SONOMA VALLEY 48, PETALUMA 39

At Petaluma, Cyle Caselli ignited the Dragons’ offense at the start of the third quarter as the visitors scored a come-from-behind victory.

The 6-foot-4 forward opened the period by nailing a shot behind the arc and then added a three-point play the old-fashioned way.

Those six points erased Petaluma’s 21-17 halftime lead. By the end of the third, Sonoma led by seven.

Ryan Willbanks led the Dragons with 16 points while teammate Ryan Fisher finished with 10.

The Petaluma offense was led by Ben Sanderson with 14.

Sonoma’s record is 2-1 in league and 7-9 overall while Petaluma is 0-2, 2-13.

HEALDSBURG 48, EL MOLINO 34

At Forestville, Landon Courtman scored eight of his game-high 15 points in the first quarter as the Dragons led from beginning to end.

Healdsburg exploited the Lions’ trap press for several easy baskets while taking a 19-9 lead after one period.

The Greyhounds won despite converting only 11 of 28 free throws.

The Lions fell to 1-2 and 4-9 with the loss while Healdsburg improved to 1-1 and 5-10.

ELSIE ALLEN 68, EMERY 35

At Santa Rosa, Jalen Busby scored 17 and Nicholas Hercules added 16 as the Lobos won the non-league game in front-running fashion.

Elsie Allen led 19-7 after one quarter.

“Mike Van Guilder came off the bench to score eight and played really well,” coach Madison Lott said.

  • Gerry Blue

    I believe Nick is Max’s cousin, not brother.