High school boys basketball roundup: Montgomery offense heats up vs. Windsor

By HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Montgomery ended the game on a 21-3 run while defeating visiting Windsor, 59-38, in NBL boys action Tuesday night.
The Jaguars trailed 37-36 late in the third quarter when the Vikings’ offense caught fire.

Joe Peterich came off the bench to make a pair of 3-pointers to ignite the uprising. Montgomery nailed treys on five consecutive possessions and Windsor never recovered.

The Jaguars’ defense sagged on 6-foot-11 Erik Poulsen giving the Vikings the outside shot.

“We took what their defense gave us,” coach Tom Fitchie said. “Meanwhile, our defensive effort was good.

“It’s the best game we’ve played in a while.”

Montgomery has been without Michael Septimo since Dec. 26. After losing six in a row without their point guard, the Vikings now own a four-game winning streak.

The Vikings finished with four players in double figures: Poulsen (16), Jack Fitchie (14), Peterich (12) and Matt Hyman (10). All of Peterich’s points came from behind the arc.

For Windsor, Gabe Knight had 16 points while Brent Tucker had 10.

TOMALES 80, TECHNOLOGY 75

At Rohnert Park, Himansu Singh went off for 47 points to lead the Titans in the loss. The junior drained 11 3-point shots to set a school record.

CARDINAL NEWMAN 64, MARIA CARRILLO 35

At Santa Rosa, the Cardinals got off to a quick start and led 18-5 after one quarter.

Justin Botteri led the offense with 20 points. He also had eight rebounds.

The Pumas got 13 points from Clayton Andrews and 12 from Dominic Garcia.

“We came out with good energy and played really well the first half,” said Newman coach Tom Bonfigli, who praised the play of his reserves.

Jalen Dural finished with five points and five rebounds while Damian Wallace contributed seven points.

The Cardinals are now 15-1 with their lone loss coming at the hands of league foe Windsor.

CASA GRANDE 82, UKIAH 47

At Ukiah, the Gauchos remained unbeaten in NBL play.

Casa scored a season-high 30 points in the second quarter and held a 46-28 advantage at halftime. Will Crain led the way with 22 points. Also in double figures were: Jon Christy (14), Jake Hayworth (12) and Robbie Shelton (10).

The Wildcats had three players finish with eight points each — Nate Hale, Charlie Lefever and Karter Koch.

Casa has won seven in a row and is 5-0 in league play. Ukiah is 8-9 and 1-4.

SANTA ROSA 67, RANCHO COTATE 44

At Rohnert Park, the Panthers took advantage of 27 turnovers by the Cougars.

“We shot 14 of 34 from the field but couldn’t overcome the turnovers,” coach Dennis Magatelli said. “It’ll kill you every time.”

Shamus Lyons led the Santa Rosa attack with 18 points. Anthony Gallegos finished with 12.

For Rancho, Jake Howard had eight. Gunner Mefferd finished with nine rebounds.