The Union Democrat Sports Department

The Bret Harte Bullfrogs boys' basketball team remains all alone in first place in the Mother Lode League after a 72-59 road win over Argonaut on Saturday.

For Bret Harte, Dan Radford scored 25 points, Tyler Evans 14, Jordan Gomez 12 and Conor Zumbach 12.

Gomez had 13 assists and Zumbach had 10 rebounds.

The Bullfrogs fought back from a first-quarter 9-0 deficit.

"We started out pretty slow," said Bret Harte head coach Jerry Rucker. "We had quality looks but we just weren't making our shots."

Bret Harte shot 26-for-72 from the field. Uncharacteristically, the Frogs were cold from 3-point land, hitting on just 2-of-22 attempts.

"The good part of this game is that we were able to get a win without shooting the ball well," said Rucker.

Bret Harte is 7-0 (14-4 overall) and Argonaut is 0-7 (3-12).

Tioga boys' basketball

In a showdown for first place in the Mountain Valley League, Tioga was edged 56-53 by host Delta Charter of Tracy on Friday.

Tioga is now 4-1 (6-7 overall) and Delta is 5-0 (7-9).

Tioga led at the end of the first quarter 11-9 and 28-26 at halftime.

Preston West was the high scorer for the T-Wolves with 21 while bringing down five boards. Also for Tioga, Angelo Amoruso scored 12 points and grabbed a team-high 14 rebounds. Anthony Hatton scored nine points and had six rebounds and Austin McKinsey scored nine points.

"We played a great game against an opponent we knew would be tough to beat on the road," said Tioga head coach Doug West. "We had the opportunity to tie the game with 2.4 seconds left but were unable to execute. I'm proud that our players were able to be in that position at the end."

Tioga hosts Stockton Christian tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Bears, Skins, Cats boys' hoops games postponed

The Summerville Bears-Calaveras Redskins Saturday night Mother Lode League boys' basketball clash has been rescheduled for tonight at 6 p.m.

Faulty plumbing issues led to Saturday's postponement.

The Sonora Wildcats basketball contest with Oakdale on Friday night was postponed due to an electric outage.

The game will be made up on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. at Bud Castle Gym

Tioga girls' basketball

Katelyn Dauth scored 25 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and had five steals to lead Tioga to a 27-20 road win over Delta Charter on Friday.

Tioga is now 3-3 in Mountain Valley League play (6-7 overall).

"Katelyn is one of the best players in our league and probably all of Division VI, too," said Tioga head coach Terry Ducey.

Also for Tioga, Jarlin Martinez grabbed five rebounds and Delecia Olvera had five steals.

Redskins/Bears girls'


The Calaveras Redskins upped their Mother Lode League record to 7-0 after a 40-19 home win over Summerville on Saturday.

The Redskins remain alone in first place. Their overall record is 16-2.

Summerville is now 2-5 and 5-14 overall.

For Calaveras, Amber Davis, Brianna McGinness and Savannah Duncan scored seven points apiece, Nikki Gleason six and Raylene Bonham five. R.B. Ruhl scored three points and Maddie Cox and Megan Coleman scored two points apiece.

For Summerville, Ashley Gamber scored eight points, Bella Bachtelle six, Catie Egger three and Taylor Leslie two.

"We didn't shoot very well but Calaveras played really good defense," said Bears head coach Dave Woods.

JV-The Redskins led Summerville 16-7 at halftime before pulling away to a 54-13 victory.

For Summerville, Annie Abenth scored five points and hit a trey and Haven Tramblay scored four points.

Frosh-The Bears pounded Central Catholic 44-24 in non-league action.

"We played very good team defense," said Bears head coach Darcy Wingo.

For Summerville, Mariah Graham scored 11 points, Sydney Owens scored seven points and grabbed seven rebounds, Chelsea Magnante grabbed nine boards and Cassidy Weathers scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds.

Sonora girls' basketball

The Wildcats varsity upped their Valley Oak League record to 3-3 (11-6 overall) with a 46-31 road win over Oakdale on Friday.

For Sonora, Elise Amend had a game-high and season-high 15 points and five steals. Also for Sonora, Tyler Swycinski scored eight points and had four steals, and Bailey Henington and Sammi Knowles each scored five points. Bryanna Owens scored four points and grabbed seven rebounds.

"We definitely didn't shoot very well," said Sonora head coach Amy Santos. "One of these days we're gonna score 90 because all our shots are gonna fall. Our defense definitely kept us in this game until our offense finally came around."

JV-The Sonora JV defeated Oakdale 47-40.

"We had to fight our way back into this game in the second half," said Sonora coach Sarah Reeves.

For Sonora, Angela Gardella scored 17 points, Bella Bergamaschi scored 11 points, Shea Stead and Maria Chacon scored six points apiece, Leah Dambacher scored three points and Tiana Mohr and Marin Soldano scored two apiece.

Bret Harte girls basketball

The Bullfrogs were defeated by visiting Argonaut on Saturday, 57-45.

The Mustangs led 29-27 at halftime.

"It was a hard-fought game," said Bullfrogs head coach Kim Ramorini. "At halftime, one of the Argonaut coaches and I were saying to each other, 'This is a blood-bath.' But, overall, we just didn't play our usual defensive game."

For Bret Harte (4-3 Mother Lode League, 10-8 overall), Nicole Avrit scored 17 points and canned four treys, Rachel Spellenberg scored 12 points and Emma White scored eight and grabbed eight boards.

On Thursday, Bret Harte suffered a 64-41 road loss to Linden.

In that contest, Bret Harte's Lexi Anderson scored nine points, Mackenzie Theiler scored eight and Spellenberg had eight points and five assists.

Summerville-Calaveras boys' hoops

The Calaveras Redskins JV boys' basketball team defeated host Summerville 54-26 on Saturday.

The Redskins were led by TJ Crenshaw who scored 13 points and Nick Elliott who had 12.

"The key to this win for us was our defense," said Crenshaw. "When we play good defense like this," said Redskins head coach Dale Clifton, "our offense gets going. Dalton Fletcher was outstanding on defense for us and he had five steals in the first half alone.

"Also, Kyle Goveia posted up hard for us. He had his best offensive performance of the season."

Earlier in the week, Summerville was defeated by host Amador 56-28.

In that contest, said Bears co-head coach Greg Smith, "Matt Roberts played really well for us and I was pleased with our effort but we just didn't hit open shots and they attempted 33 free throws. The foul disparity was egregious. We will keep working."

Frosh-The Redskins defeated Summerville 67-40.

For Summerville, Max Wulf scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Avery White scored 11 points.

"We had good defensive play from Stephen Page and Darren Warnock," said Bears head coach Marlin Heldstab.

The Bears are 3-4 in Mother Lode League play and 7-10 overall.

Bret Harte wrestling

Bullfrog wrestler Kayla Sadler continues to impress as she placed in the top 12 out of 38 wrestlers in the ultra-competitive Napa Tournament last week.