The Union Democrat Sports Department

Ashley Gamber scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Summerville Bears to a 51-26 rout of Amador on Tuesday in Tuolumne.

Gamber canned three treys on the night, inclduing two in the decisive third quarter where the Bears outscored Amador 19-2 to pull away.

"We weren't sure if Ashley was even gonna play tonight because she wasn't feeling well," said Bearshead coach Dave Woods. "But she's a real tough girl and she played through it - and she was fantastic."

The Bears led 12-7 after the first period and 22-19 at halftime.

But Summerville's press started creating turnovers and the Bears started hitting their shots.

"They're a zone team," said Woods. "Our pressure was creating steals in the first half but our shots weren't falling. Amador was packing it in and giving us everything from 18-feet and out. I told the girls to keep shooting and they finally started dropping.

"We've been in a horrible shooting slump and it was nice to break out of that."

Also for the Bears (5-12, 2-3 Mother Lode League), Krysta Calkins scored 10 points, Caitie Egger added eight points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Taylor Leslie scored six, Raquel Relva four and Bobbi Devoto two.

Melissa Doherty scored 13 to lead Amador (2-13, 0-5 MLL).

The Bears next will visit the Bret Harte Bullfrogs on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

JV-Haven Trambley received a pass from Meaghan Hodge and canned a buzzer-beating jumper to lift the Bears to a 37-35 win.

The win pushed the first place Bears' record to an umblemished 5-0 through the first round of league play.

Jillana Rodighiero led the Bears with 12 points.

Bears head coach Greg Smith was pleased with the all-around good game of Chastity Bailey who added four points and Kylee Sandoval who played shut-down defense on the league's leading scorer.

Melissa Paine added eight points for the Bears.

Spring leads Tioga over Mtn. Oaks

The Tioga Timberwolves avenged an early-season loss against Mountain Oaks on Monday in Groveland. The Tioga hoopsters won 51-43.

Matt Spring led the Tioga attack with 23 points, nine rebounds and four steals. Spring started hot and canned a pair of treys in the first quarter to get the Wolves rolling.

Josh Pollock also had a hot night for Tioga with a first-quarter 3-pointer and he tallied 15 points for the game to go along with four assists.

Tioga led 28-24 at hafltime and 38-35 heading into the final frame.

At the half the T-Wolves led the Eagles 28-24.

Spring, Pollock and Johny Amoruso took control in the fourth and finished the game off with 13 combined points.

For Tioga (4-10, 2-2 Mountain Valley League), Spring went 4 for 4 from the charity stripe, Brett Woods grabbed 11 rebounds and Amoruso brought down 10 boards.

"It was a close battle all the way," said Tioga head coach Doug West. "It was nice to see us close it out in the fourth quarter unlike our previous meeting."

Bears rally in fourth to defeat Buffaloes

The Summerville Bears rallied from behind in the fourth quarter for a 50-48 hoops victory over the Amador Buffaloes on Tuesday in Sutter Creek.

The Bears trailed 48-41 eith seven minutes left before roaring back to stay undefeated and in first place in the Mother Lode League (13-3, 5-0 MLL).

The Bears may have thought early that they would roll over the Buffaloes as they grabbed a 16-4 lead after the first quarter.

But the Buffaloes rallied in the second quarter to tie the game at 23 heading into halftime.

Summerville's Logen Foster led all scorers with 17 points.

Also for the Bears, Jesse Roberson scored 10 points, Rosendo Amaya-Wood added nine points, Connor Morningstar seven, Joey Brocchini three and Bryce Fareel and Colton Ebbers each added two points.

Jacob Griffin led Amador (10-7, 2-3 MLL) with 12 points.

The Bears next will host Bret Harte on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Wildcat JV stays perfect in VOL

The Sonora Wildcat junior varsity boys hoopsters stayed perfect in the Valley Oak League (5-0) on Tuesday with a 43-29 victory over the Kimball Jaguars at Bud Castle Gym.

Kahale Warring led the Wildcats with 18 points and eight rebounds and Camden Wilson scored nine points and Thomas Nelson added six.

Crump is CVC's Player of the Week

Columbia College's Jarron Crump was named the Player of the Week for the Central Valley Conference.

The 6-0 point guard led the Claim Jumpers to a 2-0 CVC start. He recorded game-highs of 20 points and nine assists in a thrilling 63-61 comeback win against Reedley on Wednesday. He followed with another all-around effort (eight points, nine assists, six rebounds) in a 76-63 win over Porterville on Saturday.