The Union Democrat Sports Department

Kyle Gouveia scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Calaveras Redskins basketball team over the Ceres Bulldogs 56-43 Monday night at Mike Flock Gym.

Calaveras broke open a close game at halftime with a 15-7 third-quarter run.

"I was real happy with our bench play," said Redskins head coach Kraig Clifton. "We got 15 points from the bench and we handled their press with minimal turnovers. We still had problems and need to improve on our decision making. It has cost us games this season and will continue to if we don't improve."

Mike Seawell added 14 points and five assists for the Redskins (7-4).

Calaveras next will open the Mother Lode League on Friday at Argonaut at 7:30 p.m.

Bear girls rally but fall short vs. BV

The Summerville girls finished their preseason hoops schedule on Monday with a 51-36 loss to Bella Vista in the consolation championship of the Jan Vitell Tournament at El Dorado High School.

The Bears are 4-8 but head coach Dave Woods feels his team could easily be 8-4.

"We've lost some close games this season where we've had the lead," Woods said. "We did nothing right against Central and only lost by nine."

The Bears lost to Central Catholic by nine and then suffered a 4-point loss to Los Banos, a 5-point loss to Hilmar and a 6-point loss to Lodi. In all those games they held the lead.

"I know we're better than we've been," Woods said. "It's tough that we haven't been seeing the wins but we've been close and battling good teams."

Summerville fell behind 14-11 after one period and trailed 34-20 at half,

"We battled and closed their lead to eight pointsin the fourth and had the ball," Woods said. "We had them on the run -we did a great job on defense - but they hit a 3 and pulled away. I think we gave them some fits though."

Sarah Boyer scored 13 points, including two 3s and Raquel Relva added 11 points, including three 3-pointers, and also grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Bears.

Also for the Bears, Haven Trambley scored five points, Jillana Rodighiero scored three points and Mariah Graham and Cassidy Weathers each scored two points.

Bobbi Devoto grabbed five rebounds.

Summerville next opens Mother Lode League play on Friday at home against Argonaut at 7:30 p.m.

Cat JV girls record now perfect 10-0

The Sonora Wildcat junior varsity girls pushed their record to 10-0 Monday with a 60-24 victory over the Calaveras Redskins at Bud Castle Gym.

Kailie Fredrickson led the Wildcats with 15 points while also grabbing seven rebounds and making four steals.

Riley Henington scored 11 points, dished six assists and made four steals.

Also for Sonora, Courtney Jarvis scored six points and hauled in a team-high 11 rebounds, Makenna Poole scored six points and made six steals, Maggie Fray and Delany ditler each scored six points, Amanda mena added four and Gabby Stewart, Sabrina Truong and Riley Carpenter each scored two points.

The Wildcats begin league play Jan. 8 against Weston Ranch at home.

Wildcat frosh girls thump Riverbank

The Sonora freshmen girls hoopsters ripped host Riverbank 41-19 on Friday.

Sonora jumped out to a 13-2 lead in the first period and never looked back.

Javin Revord came off the bench and led all Cat scorers with 10, all in the second period.

Also for Sonora, Vanessa Vela added eight points, Madison Niday and Adrianna Albanez each drained six, Allison Morfoot and Cyan McCraney contributed four eachand Megan Popovich netted three points.

"Maddie and Allie (cousins) have been working very hard on their shot and I've seen a tremendous amount of commitment by the entire team to improve their shots. But I feel our defensive play is key for our 4-1 success," Alvarez said.

The Wildcats begin league play Jan. 8 against Weston Ranch at home.