High school girls basketball roundup: Newman defeats Windsor in NBL play

By HOWARD SENZELL

FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Maya Flores and Hailey Vice-Neat scored 17 points apiece Tuesday night to lead visiting Cardinal Newman to a 55-36 victory over Windsor in North Bay League girls basketball action.

After leading by two after one quarter, the Cardinals broke the game open in the second to lead, 32-20, at halftime. Flores and Vice-Neat each scored seven in the period.

“We were persistent on both ends of the court,” coach Monica Mertle said. “I’d like to see us play a little better defense but overall I was happy.”

For Windsor, Jessica Barbosa finished with 11 while Gabby Giddings had 11.

The Jaguars are 2-2 in league and 8-6 overall while the Cardinals are 3-0 and 10-5.

SANTA ROSA 54, UKIAH 42

At Ukiah, the Panthers led all the way while remaining unbeaten in league.Santa Rosa had a 20-14 lead at halftime and upped the margin to nine points heading to the fourth quarter.

Ukiah closed the gap to six in the final minutes only to have the Panthers ice the game by making six consecutive free throws. Kyle Oden made four and Devin Murray had the other two.

Murray was the game’s top scorer with 17 points.

She also had nine rebounds. Oden finished with 13 points. Point guard Sarah Howard, seeing her first action of the season, wound up with 11.

Haylie Arnerich led Ukiah with 13, one point more than teammate Cassidy Schutz.

Santa Rosa is 3-0 in league and 10-5 overall. The Wildcats are 0-3 and 9-6.

MONTGOMERY 51, MARIA CARRILLO 38

At Santa Rosa, Abby Lea’s game-high 19 points helped lead the visiting Vikings to victory.

Shayla Newman also had a big game with 14 points to go along with 10 rebounds. LaDonna Saint Louis contributed 12 points. For Ukiah, Miranda Gradney scored 16 and Faith Deas added eight.

The Vikings were lights-out from the free-throw line, where they converted 18 of 21.

CASA GRANDE 55, RANCHO COTATE 29

At Rohnert Park, the Gauchos broke the game open in the second quarter by outscoring the Cougars, 19-4.

Joy Jovick had 10 of her 14 points in the period. Cassidy McKinney was the game’s top scorer with 17 while Mia Cain finished with a double-double (11 points and 13 rebounds).

SONOMA VALLEY 46, PETALUMA 34

At Sonoma, the Dragons’ Grace Cutting scored 11 points in the decisive fourth quarter to win the SCL contest.

Petaluma led by two heading to the fourth but scored only five points in the period.

CLOVERDALE 62, LOWER LAKE 39

At Cloverdale, Angel Bernardi had a double-double to lead the Eagles to victory in the NCL I game.
The junior power forward scored 23 points to go along with 14 rebounds.