Ryan Manning had 27 points, including 6 of 8 three-pointers, and Darin Johnson added 22 points, eight rebounds and seven assists as top-seeded Sheldon defeated No. 16 Bear Creek of Stockton 94-40 tonight in a Sac-Joaquin Section boys Division I playoff opener in South Sacramento.
D'Erryl Williams had 13 points and eight rebounds and Dakarai Allen 12 points, eight assists and six steals as the Huskies advance to Friday's quarterfinals at home against No. 9 Kennedy.
In other Division I games reported to The Bee:
NO. 2 PLEASANT GROVE 75, NO. 15 ARMIJO 62 - Cole Nordquist had 28 points and Malik Thames and Matthew Hayes 16 each to lead the Eagles over the visitors from Fairfield.
NO. 3 BELLA VISTA 77, NO. 14 CHAVEZ 49 - Ahmad Smith had 18 points and Tyler Berkness 15 to lead the Broncos over the Stockton visitors.
NO. 4 GOLDEN VALLEY 50, NO. 13 OAK RIDGE 49 - The Trojans held a 40-32 lead entering the fourth quarter but couldn't hold on to pull off the upset in Merced.
NO. 12 BETHEL 74, NO. 5 GRANITE BAY 72 - Behind Noah Wellington's 31 points, the Vallejo visitors rallied to beat the Sierra Foothill League champion Grizzlies. Scott Romuk led Granite Bay with 19 points.
NO. 6 LINCOLN 80, NO. 11 DAVIS 78 - The Blue Devils and their up-tempo The System came up short in Stockton.
NO. 7 FRANKLIN 67, NO. 10 TURLOCK 65 - Vic Rustin had 18 points and Benson Osayande and Danny Lewis 12 apiece as the Wildcats held off visiting Bulldogs. Kenny Fraser had 29 points for Turlock.
NO. 8 KENNEDY 71, NO. 9 LODI 59 - Devon Edwards had 18 points and freshman Cole Taira added 15 as the Cougars won on the road.
#9 Kennedy at #1 Sheldon
#12 Bethel at #4 Golden Valley
#6 Lincoln-S at #3 Bella Vista
#7 Franklin-EG at #2 Pleasant Grove