Subscribe to the Newspaper
View the Online Newspaper
Search: Site   Web

Area Roundup 1-25-13: Silver Knights clinch third title in a row

VICTORVILLE • The Riverside Prep boys basketball team held on to beat University Prep 50-45 on Friday to clinch at least a share of the Cross Valley League title for the third year in a row.

“It shows we’re consistent and our program is moving forward,” Silver Knights coach Daniel Rincon said.

Riverside Prep (16-2, 9-0 CVL) led by as much as 17, but University Prep (9-5, 6-3 CVL) cut the lead to four with 3:30 to play.

Chris Bailey led RP with 17 points and six steals, and Michael Ortega grabbed eight rebounds. The Silver Knights made just 10 of 27 free throws.

Anthony Pena had 11 points, five rebounds, two blocks and two steals for University Prep.

Herbert Morales finished with a team-high in points (14) and steals (six), and Vaughn Williams pulled down 10 rebounds and blocked two shots.

University Prep plays Tuesday at home vs. Academy of Careers and Exploration, and Riverside Prep takes on Bethel Christian the same day.

Bailey 17, Woods 11, Skeete 7, King 5, Ortega 4, Seals 4, Williams 2.
Morales 14, Pena 11, Thompson 8, Ledington 6, Valdez 3, Williams 3.

R. Prep    17    10    11    12    —    50
U. Prep    2    11    7    25    —    45

3-point field goals — Riverside Prep 2 (Woods, Skeete); University Prep (Ledington 2, Valdez, Morales, Thompson). Fouled out — Ortega (R).

OAK HILLS 52, SERRANO 50: William Uelese scored on a putback at the buzzer to lift the Bulldogs past the Diamondbacks in a key Mojave River League game.

Oak Hills ran the clock down to a final shot when Nick Cevallos drove the lane and missed, but Uelese was right there. Uelese finished the game with a team-high 18 points to go along with 10 rebounds and two blocks.

Serrano led for most of the game and held an eight-point lead with under 4 minutes to play, but the D’backs didn’t help matters by turning the ball over on their final three possessions.

Oak Hills coach Shaun Mora said Dane Barton came up big for the Bulldogs in that final stretch. He hit two 3s — including one to tie the game with under a minute to play — and a runner in the lane in the final three minutes. Barton finished with 11 points.

“He brought us back,” Mora said.

Serrano was led by Timall Thomas’ 16 points. Terrell Glover added nine points, six rebounds and four assists.

The win moves Oak Hills (15-5, 7-1 MRL) a game and a half ahead of Serrano (8-15, 6-3 MRL) in the MRL standings, and the teams go at it again Tuesday.

Thomas 16, McDonough 13, Glover 9, Dobrick 7, McQueen 5.
Uelese 15, Barton 11, Jones 7, Mitchell 5, Richmond 4, Bracken 4, Cevallos 2, Mastandrea 2, Gibson 2.

Serrano    15    15    10    10    —    50
Oak Hills    13    10    8    21    —    52

3-point field goals — Serano 2 (McDonough, McQueen); Oak Hills 3 (Barton).

SILVERADO 78, GRAINTE HILLS 47: At Apple Valley, the Hawks were without leading rebounder Daveone Ambers, but three different players grabbed double-digit rebounds and they won their 25th straight Desert Sky League game.

Kristian Keys led Silverado with 22 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists. Mateo Jones added 20 points, 10 rebounds, seven steals and four assists, Robert Evans grabbed 14 rebounds and D.J. Sylvester finished with 14 points, six rebounds and four steals.

Silverado coach David Brannon said Ambers missed school and the game due to personal reasons.

“I needed guys to step up on the boards and they did,” Brannon said.

Basleal Ayinalem led the Cougars in scoring with 18 points, and DeAngelo Ashley grabbed 15 rebounds and blocked four shots.

Silverado (17-5, 9-0 DSL) takes on Apple Valley on Tuesday, and Granite Hills (8-14, 2-7 DSL) travels to Burroughs on Wednesday.

Keys 22, Jones 20, Sylvester 14, Muro 10, Darien 6, Evans 2, Patin 2, Henderson 2.
Ayinalem 18, Redix 16, Ashley 5, Patterson 2, James 2, Yarber 2, Martinez 2.

Silverado    22    23    9    24    —    78
Granite Hills    13    11    14    9    —    47

3-point field goals — Silverado 7 (Jones 4, Sylvester 2, Keys); Granite Hills (Ayinalem 2, Redix).

APPLE VALLEY CHRISTIAN 60, VICTOR VALLEY CHRISTIAN 24: At Apple Valley, the Warriors led 23-0 after the first quarter and rolled to a big Agape League win.

Mark Medina had 13 points and eight rebounds, Joe Neely had 12 points, nine assists and seven steals and Christian Brady had eight points and 16 rebounds to lead AVCS.

Apple Valley Christian (6-9, 2-4 AL) will host Hesperia Christian on Tuesday.

Bryant 8, Gu 6, Hobbs 3, Villareal 3, Im 2, Harris 2.
Medina 13, Neely 12, Carrazedo 12, Swann 11, Brady 8, Green 3, Warren 1.

VVCS    0    8    8    8    —    24
AVCS    23    16    13    8    —    60

3-point field goals — Victor Valley Christian 1 (Villareal); Apple Valley Christian 1 (Medina). Fouled out — Gu (V).

Prep Girls Basketball
OAK HILLS 54, SERRANO 33: At Oak Hills, the first-place Bulldogs led by 20 points at halftime on the way to an easy Mojave River League win over the second-place Diamondbacks.

Jannon Otto and Bree Maikai each scored a game-high 14 points for Oak Hills. Otto had a double-double with 10 rebounds, six steals and three blocks, and Maikai had six rebounds and five steals. Mellisha Stokes added five rebounds, three steals and three assists.

The Bulldogs (17-5, 8-0 MRL) host Serrano (6-2 MRL) again Tuesday and will clinch at least a share of the league title with a win.

Bartlett 11, Muriello 8, Badibanga 4, Villalobos 3, Casey 2, Howard 2, Panagiotopoulos 1.
Otto 14, Maikai 14, Harrison 10, Quintanilla 6, Lopez 3, Nunez 2, Stokes 2, Veitia 2, Bridges 1.

Serrano    7    2    10    14    —    33
Oak Hills    17    12    12    11    —    54

3-point field goals — Serrano 2 (Bartlett, Villalobos); Oak Hills 4 (Maikai 2, Otto, Lopez).

SILVERADO 83, GRANITE HILLS 9: At Victorville, the Hawks had four players with at least 13 points on the way to an easy Desert Sky League win.

Jazmyn Williams scored a game-high 19 points to go with four steals, two rebounds and two assists. Ebony Black-Smith had 17 points, four steals, three rebounds and two assists; Tennia Hill came off the bench to tally 14 points and six rebounds; Jordyn Shane had 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals; and Jaelynn Haller added seven steals, three assists and two rebounds.

The Hawks (15-7, 9-0 DSL) plays at Burroughs on Feb. 1.

Williams 5, Scott 2, Reynolds 2.
Williams 19, Black-Smith 17, Hill 14, Shane 13, Romero 7, Haller 4, Nash 4, Lewis 3, Guerrero 2.

G. Hills    0    3    4    2    —    9
Silverado    22    30    25    6    —    83

3-point field goals — Granite Hills 1 (Williams); Silverado 3 (Williams).

APPLE VALLEY CHRISTIAN 44, VICTOR VALLEY CHRISTIAN 6: At Apple Valley, Lana Gomes finished with 16 points, 12 rebounds, five steals and two assists to lead the Warriors to the easy win.

Carolina Carrazedo added 11 points and eight steals; Christina Seaton grabbed 10 rebounds; and Alanah Conrad had 11 rebounds.

AVC (6-8, 3-2 AL) plays Tuesday at home against Hesperia Christian.
Im 4, Ehlen 2.
Gomes 16, Carrazedo 11, Barber 6, Richart 5, Conrad 4, Seaton 2.

VVC    2    0    0    4    —    6
AVC    23    9    6    6    —    44

3-point field goals — Victor Valley Christian none; Apple Valley Christian none. Fouled — Lund (V).

ACADEMY FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE 54, EXCELSIOR 28: At Victorville, the Knights inched closer to an Agape League title with a win over the Eagles.

Nikki Gruver had 17 points and 16 rebounds, and was 9 of 12 from the free throw line, to lead AAE. Carolina Phillips added 14 points and Melissa Owuor had 13 points, seven rebounds and five blocks.

AAE (13-5, 6-0 AL) will travel to Lucerne Valley on Tuesday and then could have a chance to clinch the league title with a win over Hesperia Christian on Friday.

AAE (54)
N. Gruver 17, Phillips 14, Owuor 13, Holbrook 6, Perea 2, Sutton 2.
Phillips 15, Washington 4, Thomas 3, Cunningham 2, Dionne 2, Perez 2.

AAE    15    4    15    20    —    54
Excelsior    5    11    9    3    —    28

3-point field goals — Academy for Academic Excellence none; Excelsior 2 (Phillips).

HESPERIA CHRISTIAN 50, LUCERNE VALLEY 23: At Lucerne Valley, Olivia Hough posted a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds to go along with six steals for the Patriots.

Hesperia Christian’s Addie Woods had eight rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

The Mustangs’ Courtney Kelly had a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds. Herlinda Carlos grabbed five rebounds.

Hesperia Christian (9-9, 5-1 Agape League) travels to Apple Valley Christian on Tuesday while Lucerne Valley (1-10, 1-5 AL) hosts Academy for Academic Excellence the same day.

Hough 14, Helm 10, Woods 6, Arreola 5, MacDonald 5, Corsey 4, Dobyns 3, Bragg 3.
Kelly 10, Carlos 8, Spratt 5.
HCS    13    18    13    6    —    50
LV    4    7    5    7    —    23

3-point field goals — Hesperia Christian 1 (Arreola); Lucerne Valley 1 (Carlos).

Prep Boys Soccer
OAK HILLS 7, SERRANO 0: At Oak Hills, the Bulldogs led 2-0 two minutes into the match and rolled to an easy Mojave River League victory over the Diamondbacks.

Jose Nuno scored one of his three goals in the first minute, and Anthony Alvarez added a goal a minute later. Alvarez later had an assist.

Jake Capps scored twice and Abel Arriola also scored for the Bulldogs. Luis Trejo, Christian Caudle, Mario Barboza tallied two assists apiece.

Chase Gentry and Brad Kaufer split time in goal and each made one save in the shutout.

Oak Hills (16-2-2, 7-0 MRL) hosts Serrano (2-5-1 MRL) again Tuesday.

Prep Girls Soccer
SERRANO 4, OAK HILLS 0: At Phelan, Kaylee Poffek, Paige Smith, Kalli Lynch and Saida Aparicio each scored for the Diamondbacks in a makeup game.

Gina Slocumb, Kellsie Gleason and Jasmine Cervantes each had an assist.

Janelle Flores made two saves for Serrano.

Oak Hills’ Anne-Marie O’Connel made three saves playing in the first 60 minutes and Victoria Gonzales had one save while playing in the final 20 minutes.

Serrano (17-3-3, 8-0) and Oak Hills (10-8-1, 2-5-1 MRL) rematch Tuesday in Phelan.

GRANITE HILLS 8, SILVERADO 1: At Victorville, the Cougars’ Michelle Alozie continued her torrid scoring pace with five goals in a Desert Sky League win over the Hawks.

Alozie also scored five goals on Jan. 7 against Barstow and now has 19 goals in her last six games.

Granite Hills’ Ashlenn Bradbury set a school record with five assists, breaking her own record of four which she shared with Katie Saavedra.

Saavedra, Lindsay Hutton and Britni Barricman added one goal each, while BK Smith and Haley Henson added one assist apiece.

The Cougars’ Noelle Hele played about three-quarters of the game in goal and made one save without giving up a goal.

Granite Hills (10-5-3, 8-0 DSL) plays at Silverado again Monday.

ACADEMY FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE 6, UPLAND CHRISTIAN 0: At Victorville, the Knights pitched a shutout in a Cross Valley League game Thursday.

Caiti Catania scored twice, Samantha Donnelly had a goal and two assists and Ally Samp had a goal and an assist for AAE (9-5-5, 3-2-2 CVL), which continues league play at University Prep on Tuesday.

The Knights’ Paige Miller and Lauren Pritchard each scored once, and Kaitlin Fundell and Hannah Hanson added one assist apiece. Miller and Hannah Hutzley each played half the game in goal and combined for three saves.

See archived 'Sports' stories »
Ads by Google
Click to vote
Recommend this story?
The online vote:

Add your comments
Please follow and enforce these guidelines:
1. No flaming. Do not be hostile.
2. No comments that are obscene, vulgar, lewd, sexually-oriented, threatening, libelous, or illegal.
3. No racial slurs or insults.
4. "Remove Comment" flags offensive comment for removal.

Verification Code:
Enter Verification:
Your Name:
Your Comment:
By submitting this form, you agree to this site's terms of service

Profile Skills
50% off Learning Style Assessment
Featured Events

  • Find an Event