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Summerville girls win; Sonora boys fall

The SummervilleHigh School girls' basketball team collected its first Mother Lode League win, receiving 16 points from point guard K.C. Benner in a 62-46 victory over Amador of Sutter Creek at the Summerville gym in Tuolumne last night.

The Bears (8-9, 1-4 Mother Lode League) are tied with Amador (9-11, 1-4) for fifth place.

"We played good defense, giving up only 10 baskets, but the fouling ... " Summerville coach Darcy Wingo said.

Summerville ended up with 26 fouls and Amador shot 42 free throws, making 24 of them.

Wing player Kelsey Wingo had 14 points and 10 rebounds, guard Jessica Darone had eight points and Amber Taylor scored seven.

Benner and Crystal Edgerton combined for four 3-pointers, with Benner scoring nine of her points in the third quarter and Edgerton all seven of hers in the fourth.

Coach Darcy Wingo said Carly Morrison did a nice job coming of the bench with four points, and said sophomore Jessica Tune played excellent defense.

Summerville jumped to a 12-6 lead in the first quarter and led 25-16 at the half. The Bears outscored the Buffaloes 20-13 in the third quarter and sealed the win with 17 fourth-quarter points.

Amador (9-11, 1-4) was led by Katie Grady with 15 points.

Summerville starts the second round of league play at 7:45 p.m. tomorrow against Argonaut (8-14, 2-3) in Jackson.

Frosh-Soph — The Bearcubs (10-6, 2-3) beat Amador 44-35 with Katie Tozier scoring 13 points, blocking nine shots and grabbing eight rebounds. Sloan Hanna scored 15 points and Katie McGrady seven, while Vanessa Moneski grabbed eight rebounds.

Sonora boys

In Atwater, Sonora's title hopes pretty much ended as the Wildcats (14-9, 5-3 Valley Oak League) were upset 62-49 by Buhach Colony (6-14, 2-6).

Sonora lost to the Thunder for the first time in five meetings since Buhach began playing at the varsity level in 2002-03.

The Wildcats now trail East Union of Manteca (14-8, 7-0) by three games in the loss column. The teams meet Friday in Manteca, but East Union has a huge cushion thanks to Sonora's loss and the Lancers' own 54-42 victory over crosstown rival Sierra (17-6, 5-3).

Sonora coach Rick Francis said the Wildcats were as flighty against Buhach as they were brilliant in last Friday's 65-48

victory over Sierra.

"This game wasn't about Xs and Os, it was about mental preparation ... and it just wasn't there for us," Sonora coach Rick Francis said.

The Wildcats repeatedly missed multiple shots close to the basket and wound up 18-for-68 (26 percent) from the field, including 10-for-33 (30 percent) from five feet in. They weren't very good from 3-point range, going 6-for-24 (25 percent).

Sonora dominated the boards, outrebounding Buhach 44-23, but couldn't overcome poor shooting and 27 turnovers.

Senior wing Ryan Relei scored 14 points, senior center Derek Scholl had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and senior point guard Marcus Cendro scored 11 points.

Buhach was led by Israel Resendez with 17 points, Ed Lopez with 12 and Brock Floro with 11. None of the three did much scoring when the Thunder lost 48-34 in Sonora on Jan. 7.

"We just didn't do a very good job against any of them," said Francis, whose team had won four in a row. "But now we just have to regroup and try to make the playoffs."

Sonora is No. 9 in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III power ratings. Sixteen teams will qualify for the postseason.

Sophomores — The Wildkittens (15-7, 5-3) won their third straight, 52-33 over Buhach. Taylor Thrift scored 18 points, Ryan Williston had 10 points and five rebounds, Ben Gorgas and Ryles Richards each had eight points and seven rebounds, and Tyler Edgerton pulled down five rebounds.

Freshmen — The Alleycats (10-9, 5-3) beat Buhach 62-55 in overtime with Colton Rosenfield scoring 16 points and grabbing eight rebounds. Jason Biehl scored 11 points, Zack Kerzich had 10 points and seven rebounds, and Kolt Canaday had eight points, seven rebounds and five assists.


Jim Forrester won both men's divisions of the January Senior No-Tap Tournament at Sonora Family Bowl.

He rolled a 265 scratch game and 761 handicap series to beat Carroll Manning (259) and Ed Wells (743). Jim Simmons (242) was third in game and Lloyd Souza (726) was third in series.

For women, Marcie Wells won with a 265 game to a 242 for Terry Hall and 23 for Mary Lou Crass. Crass was the series winner at 806, topping Wells' 803 and Mary Boehm's 781.

The next no-tap is Thursday, Feb. 17.

The top game reported in winter leagues was a 253 by Jenny Tredway in Family Affair.


Final tryouts for the Minor A and Major divisions of Woods Creek Little League of Sonora and Columbia are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rotary Park in Sonora.

Final signups also will be taken. Call Jim Schultz for information at 532-7250.

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