Foresthill hot to start league play
After a slow start, Foresthill’s boys basketball team erupted over the last three quarters to post a 77-57 Central Valley California League win over Futures Friday night.
Limited to just 10 first-quarter points, the Wildfires got on track the last three periods to get on their way to a 77-57 win over the visiting Knights.
“We got off to a slow start but were able to pick things up,” said Foresthill coach James Kuykendall, whose team tallied 67 points over the game’s last 24 minutes. “Our defense really played well. We had six different players have three or more steals apiece.”
Skyler Tuttle continued his offensive prowess since returning from injury as he popped for 37 points, including 16 in a big second quarter. Justin Leyba and Nick Lechner both followed with eight points each while Caleb Medrano and Casey Baldwin both added seven points apiece.
The win kept the Wildfires in a tie for the CVCL lead as both Foresthill and Sacramento Waldorf hold 5-1 league records. Tuesday, Foresthill plays at Victory Christian at 7:30 p.m.
Lady Eagles put on defensive clinic
Del Oro’s girls basketball team stepped out of Sierra Foothill League play Saturday evening and put on a defensive clinic in a 49-21 non-league conquest of visiting Del Campo.
Landing nine players in the scoring column, the Lady Eagles shot out to a 31-9 lead by halftime and cruised home to the victory.
The Lady Eagles had plenty of standouts in raising the team’s season record to 17-3. Jenna Duley led the way on offense as she poured in 16 points. Backing her up ably was Natalie Moulos with 11 more points.
Freshman Madison Butcher also played well with five points, four assists and three steals. Katie Neal added six rebounds and dealt out three more assists for the winners.
The big three of Duley, Madison Parry and Moulos combined for 47 points Monday to help lead the Lady Eagles girls basketball team to a 58-37 non-league win over Kennedy.
Duley paced the Del Oro attack with 17 points while both Parry and Moulos checked in with 15 points apiece.
The Lady Eagles, now 19-3 on the season overall, also picked up good efforts from Kaili Udoffia (five assists, four rebounds) and Neal (seven rebounds).
The Lady Eagles entertain Granite Bay Friday in a SFL game at 5:30 p.m.
Forest Lake Christian 69, Encina 23
The Lady Falcons landed five players in the double-digit points ledger Friday in the easy win over the Bulldogs. The victory raises Forest Lake’s overall record to 11-6 and the team’s Central Valley California League record to 5-0.
For Forest Lake, which led 35-11 at halftime, Amber Jackson’s 17 points and 15 from Lily Sween led the offensive surge. However, the duo had plenty of help as Sonja Sween, Breezy Adams and Ellie Wood all added 10 points each.