January 25, 2013
Boys hoops Top 20: Sheldon, Granite Bay, Casa win thrillers

Darin Johnson scored 28 points, Dakarai Allen added 22 and D'Erryl Williams 20 as top-ranked Sheldon defeated No. 2 Pleasant Grove 85-79 in a Delta River League boys basketball game tonight in Elk Grove.

Antonio Lewis had 10 points and five rebounds, and Ryan Manning added five points and 11 rebounds for the Huskies (16-4, 5-0).

Malik Thames led Pleasant Grove (17-4, 4-1) with 20. Cole Nordquist added 19, Marquese Chriss 18 and Matt Hayes 15 for the Eagles.

In other boys Top 20 games reported to The Bee:

NO. 3 CAPITAL CHRISTIAN 67, LINDHURST 61 -- Trailing by two points at the half, the Cougars (19-2, 6-0) rallied to top the Blazers (12-11, 3-3) in a Golden Empire League game in Olivehurst. Uchenna Iroegbu had 20 points, Nifae Lealao 13 and Trey Belton 11 for a Cougars team hit hard by the flu.

NO. 4 ANTELOPE 56, RIO AMERICANO 36 - Rashard Thornhill had 19 points and Isaiah Ellis added 17 as the Titans (16-6, 5-0) rolled past the Raiders (10-12, 2-3) in the Capital Athletic League game in Antelope.

NO. 6 BELLA VISTA 59, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS 41 - Austin Hennen had 23 points and Tyler Berkness 19 as the Broncos (17-5, 5-0) downed the Falcons (11-11, 2-3) in Oak Park to remain undefeated in the Capital Valley Conference.

NO. 8 GRANITE BAY 58, NO. 7 ROCKLIN 56 - Jacob King had 17 points, Sherron Bradford 12 and Daniel Romero 11 as the Grizzlies (16-5, 5-0), leading by 11 points at the half, held off the Thunder (15-7, 3-2) in another Sierra Foothill League thriller in Granite Bay.

NO. 12 CASA ROBLE 70, NO. 9 DEL CAMPO 65 in overtime -- Eric Stuteville had 41 points as the Rams (17-5, 4-1) defeated the Cougars (14-6, 3-2) in a Capital Valley Conference game in Orangevale. Vasilije Saraba led Del Campo with 25 points.

NO. 14 LINCOLN 57, NO. 11 COLFAX 46 - Marcus Salgado had 14 points, John Reyes 11 and Alexis Gonzalez and Adam Felt 10 points apiece as the Fighting Zebras (17-5, 4-1) defeated the Falcons (17-5, 3-2) in the Pioneer Valley League game in Lincoln. Will Buell led Colax with 23 points.

NO. 13 CORDOVA 66, WHITNEY 43 - Troy Owens had 24 points and Jordan Roberson 21 as the Lancers (14-7, 4-1) downed the Wildcats (5-17, 1-4) in a Capital Athletic League game in Rancho Cordova.

WOODCREEK 54, NO. 15 DEL ORO 53 - Tyler Milani had 20 points and Noah Blackwell 16 as the unranked Timberwolves (11-11, 2-3) topped the Golden Eagles (14-8, 2-3) in the Sierra Foothill League contest in Roseville.

NO. 16 DAVIS 96, ELK GROVE 57 - The Blue Devils (14-8, 4-2) closed to within one win of automatic playoff qualification by beating the Thundering Herd (12-11, 2-4) in the Delta Valley Conference contest in Davis.

NO. 17 GRANT 49, MONTEREY TRAIL 46 - De'Sean Parsons' 22 points helped lift the Pacers (16-7, 4-2) over the Mustangs (9-14, 0-6) in the Delta Valley Conference game in Elk Grove.

NO. 18 OAK RIDGE 50, PONDEROSA 40 - Jordan Simms had 17 points as the Trojans (13-9, 3-2) kept their playoff hopes alive with the win over the Bruins (8-19, 0-5) in El Dorado Hills.

NO. 19 KENNEDY 57, ROSEMONT 36 - Brandon Burns had 10 points to lead 12 Cougars (13-7, 8-0) in the scoring column in their Metro Conference win over the Wolverines (3-18, 0-8).

NO. 20 PLACER 59, FOOTHILL 50 - Isaiah Piniero had 16 points, Peter Kean 15 and Michael McNamara 12 in the Hillmen's (17-5, 4-1) Pioneer Valley League win over the defending champion Mustangs (10-12, 3-2). Anthony Williams led Foothill with 16 points.



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