NCS boys basketball: Montgomery takes care of Arroyo, 60-48

By HOWARD SENZELL
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Montgomery eliminated visited Arroyo in the first round of the NCS Division 2 playoffs Tuesday night, but coach Tom Fitchie wasn’t happy after the 60-48 victory.

“I was disappointed with the effort and energy,” he said. “We executed what we wanted in the first quarter, but didn’t play well in the last three quarters. The intensity wasn’t there, especially for a playoff game.”

The Vikings led 20-6 after one quarter and then were outscored, 42-40, by the No. 15 seeded team from San Lorenzo.

No. 2 Montgomery got 25 points from 6-foot-11 Erik Poulsen while point guard Michael Septimo contributed 10.

Montgomery will host Northgate on Friday.

NORTHGATE 70, CASA GRANDE 60

At Petaluma, the visitors pulled away in the fourth quarter for the Division 2 victory.

Casa trailed by one heading to the fourth quarter.

Will Crain was the top scorer for the Gauchos with 19. He also had nine rebounds and three blocks. Andrew Coleman nailed four 3-points shots and finished with 15. Jon Christy wound up with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Jeremy Moniz led the Northgate attack with 21, including four treys.

Casa, the No. 7 seed, ended the season with a 17-11 record.

SAN MARIN 59, WINDSOR 31

At Novato, the visiting Jaguars were doomed by the second quarter when they failed to score. San Marin put 17 on the scoreboard in the period.

“We led by two after one quarter,” Windsor coach Travis Taylor said.

“In the second, we didn’t score on our first four possessions and then began panicking and taking bad shots.”

Parker Canady was the only Windsor player in double figures. He had 10.

ENCINAL 63, PINER 55

At Alameda, the visiting Prospectors were down by only five with three minutes to go in the Division 3 game.

“We had a chance to get closer but missed a few easy ones,” Piner coach Mike Erickson said. “We had to foul in the final minute and Encinal made its free throws.”

Keith Adams was outstanding for the Prospectors as he scored 23. Center Adam Kuzmicki wound up with 10.

Piner ended the season 20-7.