Del Oro girls hold off Woodcreek on the road

Girls Hoops
By: Journal Sports Staff
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The Del Oro High girls basketball team defended their top honor in the Division III power ratings released Monday. Katie Pulliam scored 18 and Courtney Nolen added 11 points and 11 rebounds as Del Oro remained perfect in the Sierra Foothill League with a 53-48 win over host Woodcreek Tuesday. The Golden Eagles outscored the Timberwolves (13-8 overall, 2-6 SFL) 20-13 in the third quarter to break a 24-24 halftime tie and held on down the stretch to improve to 19-1 overall and 7-0 in the SFL. Belle Obert had nine rebounds and three steals in the win. Sam Hodge had four assists and Meghan Huckaby added four steals. Whitney 50, Colfax 36 at Rocklin — The Wildcats jumped out to an early 15-4 advantage after one quarter and led 29-11 at halftime in sending the Falcons to their first loss in four games. Colfax fell to 14-9 overall and 5-3 in the Pioneer Valley League after they were ranked No. 9 in the latest Division IV power ratings. The Falcons mustered only nine total baskets in the game, and finished 17 for 26 from the free throw line. Audrey Lewis scored 12 in the loss on 8-of-8 shooting from the charity stripe. Golden Sierra 67, Lindhurst 49 at Garden Valley — Jaimey Danielson-McKeague led all scorers with 17 points, Jessica Blair had 12 points and Tabitha Thompson added 11 points as the Grizzlies, No. 16 in Monday’s Division IV power ratings, improved to 9-11 overall and 5-1 in the Golden Empire League. Golden Sierra raced out to a 46-20 halftime lead. Mariah Scroggins and Claire Dougherty each finished with seven points. Vacaville Christian 66, Forest Lake Christian 30 at Vacaville — The host Falcons used a tenacious full-court press and a strong bench performance to down the visitors. Forest Lake, No. 8 in Monday’s Division V power ratings, trailed 31-21 at halftime before Vacaville poured it on in the third quarter and outscored the visitors 24-2 in the fourth. Molly Huusfeldt scored 10 and Lindsey Engbrecht added nine points for Forest Lake, which fell to 11-9 overall and 5-3 in the Central Valley Christian League. Laura Ritchart had 10 rebounds and Emily English had six blocks in the loss. Sacramento Waldorf 62, Foresthill 28 at Sacramento — Alycia Ferguson scored 11, Trysta Ferguson added seven points and Kaity Spears pulled down 15 rebounds in the loss, which drops the Wildfires to 10-7 overall and 3-5 in the CVCL.