February 23, 2011
No. 4 Antelope holds off upset-minded Folsom in D-II boys basketball playoffs

By Bill Paterson
bpaterson@sacbee.com

Antelope figured to be tested in tonight's Sac-Joaquin Section Division II boys basketball playoff opener against visiting Folsom.

The Bulldogs were only a No. 13 seed with a 12-14 record but they played one of the area's tougher schedules, including in the ultra-competitive Delta River League.

But fourth-seeded Antelope, a team playing its first season with a senior class, avoided being upset victims by rallying to beat the Bulldogs 40-38 at home.

Kei'shaun Sinclair led the Titans (23-5) with 12 points. Antelope will play host to Bella Vista in Friday's quarterfinal round.

In other highlights from tonight's opening round games:

* Devin Murphy tallied 17 points as top-seeded Woodcreek beat Los Banos 67-50 in D-II.

* Darius Nelson had 24 points and Ramon Eaton 12 as top-seeded Sheldon beat Monterey Trail 59-41 in D-I.

* Robert Garrett had 18 points and Erik Kinney 15 as top-seeded Sacramento defeated Hogan 63-47 in D-III.

* Darrell Polee, Jr., the section's leading scorer, had 39 points in No. 6 Global Youth Charter's 72-53 win over No. 11 Delta in Division V.

* Eli Hudson scored 38 points but it wasn't enough as No. 14 Encina fell at No. 3 Colfax 74-55 in D-IV. Ben Buell had 28 points to lead Colfax.

* Jeremy Bubier had 23 points to lead No. 5 Highlands to a hard-fought 64-60 win over No. 12 Central Catholic in D-IV.

* Terry Jackson had 22 points and Ahmad Smith 18 as No. 5 Bella Vista beat No. 12 Vallejo 74-66 in D-II.



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