High school boys basketball roundup: Piner scoring spree overwhelms Healdsburg, 57-29

Roseland University Prep's Pablo Avendano goes up to the net between Technology's from left to right, Himansu Singh, Jacob Tawasha, John Hirsch and Neil Morris during the game Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Roseland University Prep’s Pablo Avendano goes up to the net between Technology’s from left to right, Himansu Singh, Jacob Tawasha, John Hirsch and Neil Morris during the game Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

By HOWARD SENZELL

FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Piner scored 18 consecutive points to begin the second half while defeating visiting Healdsburg, 57-29, in SCL play Friday night.

The Prospectors wound up outscoring the Greyhounds, 25-2, in the third quarter. Sam Dominiko scored 12 of his game-high 14 points in the period while Levi Lloyd added six points.

Piner led 20-12 at halftime.

“We didn’t make a lot of plays in the first half,” Piner coach Mike Erickson said. “Things came together in the third quarter.”

For Healdsburg, Landon Courtman and Cody Newman had 10 apiece.

ELSIE ALLEN 54, SONOMA VALLEY 42

At Sonoma, the Lobos overcame a 10-point first-quarter deficit.

Elsie Allen caught up by outscoring the home team, 16-5, in the second.

Jalen Busby was outstanding from the free-throw line, where he made 15 of 16 en route to a game-high 26 points.

The Sonoma offense was led by Cyle Caseli. He had 22 points.

Lobos’ coach Madison Lott credited defense with turning the game around.

“We played solid man-to-man in the middle quarters,” he said.

“We held Sonoma to nine points total in the second and third,” Lott added.

It was the fifth win in a row for Elsie Allen.

The Lobos are now 15-5 and 5-1.

PETALUMA 41, EL MOLINO 34

At Petaluma, the Trojans played their best defensive game of the season.

“It’s the first time we’ve played good defense the entire game,” coach John Behrs said. “It was good to see.”

Petaluma led by seven after one period.

“We got a big boost from the bench,” Behrs said. “Ryan Perez and Colin Stremlau both came in and made things happen.”

Petaluma’s Ryan Cox was the game’s top scorer with 13.

Lani Gaspar had 12 for El Molino.

ROSELAND PREP 64, TECHNOLOGY 21

At Rohnert Park, the Knights held Himansu Singh to six points after he scored 47 in a game last Tuesday.

Roseland took control of the NCL II game from the start and led 28-6 after one quarter.

“Hats off to Roseland for the job they did on Singh,” Tech coach Scott McKeon said. “They shaded him all night and denied him the ball.”

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For the Knights, Francisco Valdez led the offense with 19. Pablo Avendado contributed 14 points.

Max Orloff was the Titans top scorer with seven.

WILLITS 57, KELSEYVILLE 53

At Willits, the Wolverines’ Ryan Hosford drained eight 3-point shots while scoring 30 in the NCL I game.

Kelseyville’s Brandon Huber nearly matched him as he connected seven times behind the arc while scoring 21 points.

Willits led by 16 at the break and the closest the Knights got was four points at the end.

Also in double figures for Willits were Anthony Sorace (12) and Dimitri Betts (10).

RINCON VALLEY CHRISTIAN 59, UPPER LAKE 35

At Santa Rosa, Joe Lin went for a career-high 36 points while leading the Eagles to victory.

The senior scored 20 of his points in the second half.

RVC, missing three starters because of injury or illness, started quickly and led 17-6 after one quarter.

Robbie Leng had a game-high nine rebounds to go along with seven points. Nick Desai finished with nine points.

For Upper Lake, Pancho Flores had 10, one more than Cody Rybolt.

ST. VINCENT 57, CALISTOGA 17

At Petaluma, the Mustangs used a balanced attack in the rout, with four players finishing with eight points each: Mike Awad, Liam Galten, Aaron Sihota and Reilly Tobin