High school girls basketball roundup: Analy tops Petaluma in overtime

Petaluma's Cassie Baddeley tries to stop Analy's Isabella Niedermair from going to the basket during the game held at Petaluma High School, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Petaluma’s Cassie Baddeley tries to stop Analy’s Isabella Niedermair from going to the basket during the game held at Petaluma High School, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

By HOWARD SENZELL

FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Isabella Niedermair’s put-back basket late in overtime gave visiting Analy the lead and the Tigers held on to defeat Petaluma, 65-60, in a SCL game Thursday night.

Niedermair’s bucket put the score at 62-60 and Analy then made three free throws to preserve the lead.

Joelle Krist, who had a game-high 22, sent the game to overtime by making two free throws in the final seconds following a technical foul on Analy coach Tom Corriveau. He called a timeout when his team had already used its allotment.

The Trojans also got the ball but missed a shot at the buzzer.

Analy started quickly and led 22-18 after one quarter, but Petaluma rallied to lead by one entering the final quarter.

Valerie Viramontes was Analy’s leading scorer with 21. Taylor Lehmann had 11 while Niedermair finished with nine.

Krist had 22 for Petaluma.

“I’m glad it turned out good for us after that technical,” Corriveau said. “My bench told me we had another timeout but the official scorer said we were out of timeouts.

“It’s a rivalry game when these two schools get together. I thought both teams executed on offense.”

Analy converted five of seven free throws in the extra period.

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Petaluma coach Janelle Robello said her team needs to play better defense.

“We gave up 32 points in the first half and that’s too many,” she said. “We need to put hands in the face and just play tougher defense. The second half we did that and held Analy to 24 points.”

SONOMA VALLEY 56, EL MOLINO 31

At Sonoma Valley, the Dragons remained unbeaten in league play and are now 4-0.

Sonoma converted 12 of 16 from the free-throw line.

“That’s the best we’ve shot all season,” coach Sil Coccia said. “I came away with a lot of respect for El Molino. They were competitive and game.”

In NBL action:

SANTA ROSA 59, MARIA CARRILLO 39

At Santa Rosa, the Panthers spotted their opponents a first-quarter lead before storming back.

The Pumas led 12-8 after the opening period but by halftime Santa Rosa had taken a 24-18 lead.

Kylie Oden led the Panthers with 19 while Emily Codding contributed 13 points to go along with 10 rebounds.

Devin Murray scored five before leaving the game midway through the first quarter with a possible concussion.

Claire Howard scored 11 for Carrillo and Myranda Gradney wound up with nine.

CARDINAL NEWMAN 76, UKIAH 24

At Santa Rosa, the Cardinals put the game away in the first quarter by outscoring the visitors, 22-2.

Newman’s Tiffany Salinas was the only double-digit scorer with 18.

Kylie Kiech and Megan McConnell finished with nine apiece. Kiech also dished out nine assists.

WINDSOR 37, CASA GRANDE 36

At Petaluma, the Jaguars didn’t get their first lead until the final two minutes.

Windsor led 37-35 when a Casa player was fouled driving to the basket. She made the first free throw but the second rimmed out.

Jessica Barbosa led the Windsor attack with 17.

Cassidy McKinney had 10 for the Gauchos.

MONTGOMERY 74, RANCHO COTATE 51

At Santa Rosa, the Vikings’ Shayla Newman finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds.

Jazmin Basmajian was next with 15, one more than teammate Abby Lea.

Destiny Grayer also had a solid game for the Vikings. She had 10 points, seven rebounds and five steals.

Camille Spackman led the Cougars attack with 19 while Reilani Peleti contributed 17.

Montgomery scored a season-high 27 points in the third quarter.