Sunday Jan 18 2009
Weimar Hills Makes It Two Straight Tourney Wins
By: Mike Ray, Gold Country News Services
Warriors Use Defense To Win Eagle Peak Title
REDWOOD VALLEY - Using defense as it cue, the Weimar Hills boys 8th grade basketball team captured its second straight tournament of the season Saturday by sweeping through three straight opponents to win the 12th annual Eagle Peak Classic. Playing North Coast area middle schools of comparable size in a second qualifying tournament for the prestigous Crescent City TOC, the Warriors locked down three straight foes to emerge with the championship pennant. Now 15-3 overall on the season, Weimar Hills opened action on Friday with a 33-26 win over Middletown of Lake County. Weimar Hills trailed 17-16 at the end of three quarters before using a 16-10 fourth quarter surge has the difference in the game. Devon Loomis' 11 points and nine from Ryan Glazner led the win. Loomis scored five of his points in the fourth quarter. Taylor Dorsey also added four key points in the final stanza. Playing AAA-sized Polomolita of Ukiah in the semi-finals, Weimar Hills trailed 13-12 at halftime before holding the Wildcats to just nine second half points and pulling away to a 30-22 win. Matt Larson tallied 14 points to lead the win while Will Buell added six, Dorsey five and Loomis three. Austin Mulderig also provided spark with a key late game bucket and some important rebounding. In Saturday night's championship game against Oak Hill of Lower Lake, the Warriors raced out to a 20-6 halftime lead before eventually posting a 29-17 win. Larson, Buell and Dorsey all tallied five points each for the winners. Glazner and Mulderig were named as co-MVPs in the tournament while Loomis, Larson and Dorsey all earned all-tournament nods. Also supplying imortant minutes through the weekend were Clay Southerland, Tim Stuck, Paul Ramseth and Wade Lewis.