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Placer Hillmen close out tourney with a win

Local Roundup
By: Journal Sports Staff
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The Placer High boys basketball team closed out the Harlan Carter Tournament in Redding by defeating Pleasant Valley of Chico 74-60 in the seventh-place game Saturday. Kyle Reeves led all Hillmen scorers with 22 points and three assists and Charles Brodhead had 17 points with five assists and four rebounds. JP Landry had 12 points and six assists and Seth Lenz had 10 points and eight rebounds and Jeremy Bunnell had six rebounds. Placer led 25-17 in the first quarter and then stretched the lead to 10 points midway through the first half and kept a 10-point cushion for most of the game. On Friday night, the Hillmen lost to Eureka 71-65 with Brodhead leading the team with 25 points and nine rebounds and Lenz had 17 points. Placer's JV team took second place in the JV version of the Harlan Carter Tournament, losing to Pleasant Valley of Chico, 58-51. Steven French, who had a good tournament overall, scored 11 points, and Konner Beteto led all scorers with 14 points. Placer's freshmen team improved their record to 3-2 on the season with a 61-52 victory over Oak Ridge at the Rocklin Tournament on Saturday Eric Edwards had 15 points and Jeremy Turney had 11 points. On Friday night, the freshmen lost to San Juan 58-54. Ryan Soejoto led all Hillmen scorers with 17 points and Turney had 16 points. The Hillmen play host to Rio Americano on Tuesday. Del Oro 61, Valley 57 at Loomis - The Golden Eagles evened their record to 1-1 with a non-league victory over Valley. Alex Lewis led all scorers with 20 points and Alex Taylor had 12. Brandon Ford and Luke Vaughn both scored nine points. Girls basketball Placer 54, Roseville 41 at Sacramento - The Hillgals repeated as El Camino Tournament champions behind Kelsey Burns' 21 points and 10 rebounds. Raichel Hare had 13 points and Kasey Riecks dropped nine points. Tiare Dvorak rounded out the high scorers with seven points. Placer jumped out to a 24-12 first quarter lead, and pushed its advantage to 38-20 at the half. "I thought we played pretty good defense," Placer coach Tony Camillucci said. "Second half, we were real patient on offense. Really focused on getting the ball down low." It was the second straight year the Hillgals beat the Tigers in the final. Placer is now 4-0. On Friday, the Hillgals beat Granite Bay 55-48 behind Dvorak's 18 points and Hare's 16 points. Bear River 51, Davis 30 at Lake of the Pines - The Bruins cruised in a non-league matchup as Lauren Juric led all scorers with 14 points and Karli Kephart was right behind her with 13 points. Kristin Landre was the third-leading scorer with 11 points.