Placer tops Rams for Bailey consolation

Boys Basketball Roundup
By: Mike Ray
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Placer’s boys basketball team bounced back after an opening-round loss to win the consolation trophy at the Buck Bailey Tournament in Woodland last weekend.

After being upset by Clear Lake in their first game, the Hillmen came back for a 68-56 win over Pierce of Arbuckle in Friday’s second round.

In the win over Pierce, Konner Baroni tallied 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Max Petrenko added 17 points and also snared 10 rebounds while Ian Howes scored 15 points and dealt out six assists.

On Saturday, the Hillmen raced past Casa Roble, 68-41, in the consolation final. Baroni, who was selected to the All-Tournament team, led the way with 20 points. Petrenko followed with 12 points and Logan Lauck scored 10.

Placer opens play in the Argonaut Tournament at 3:30 p.m. Thursday against Paradise.


Falcons clipped by Blazers

In a matchup of Pioneer Valley League foes, Lindhurst held off Colfax, 60-57, to take consolation honors in the Ron Pritchard Tournament in Live Oak. The Falcons led 30-27 at halftime before the Blazers used a big third quarter to take the lead and keep it the rest of the way.

Colfax (1-2), which suited just six players for the game, was led by Maxx Wolff’s 22 points, 13 from Mike LaVigne and 11 by Max Koenig. The Falcons had advanced to the consolation final via a 61-43 win over Live Oak. In that win, Wolff, who was an All-Tournament pick, had 21 points and LaVigne 18.

Colfax opens play in the Lassen Tournament Friday at 7:30 p.m. against defending CIF North Section Division V champion Mt. Shasta.


Kennedy stops Eagles

After opening last weekend’s Titan Classic at Antelope with a win over Bella Vista, Del Oro’s boys dropped two straight games to College Park of Concord, 67-41, and in the third-place game Saturday, Kennedy of Sacramento, 64-47.

Jack Welty led Del Oro’s scoring with 19 against College Park and 21 versus Kennedy. Del Oro’s All-Tournament pick for the weekend was Junior Angel.

Del Oro (1-3) will play in the Running with the Pack Classic at Cosumnes Oaks this weekend.


Bruins sixth at Mt. Shasta

Slowed by injuries, Bear River dropped a 77-52 decision Saturday to Weed in the consolation finals of the Mt. Shasta Tournament. The Bruins fell behind 44-32 at halftime and couldn’t keep up with the bears in the second half.

Adam Malik’s 13 points, 12 by Jace Rath and 11 from Caleb Lowry led Bear River’s offense.

On Friday, Bear River defeated Butte Valley, 74-44, with Justin Powell tanking 21 points, Brad Smith following with 17 and Malik scoring 11. Bear River will host its Ganskie Classic this Thursday through Saturday.