basketball

Bruins’ tough playoff path starts at home

Bear River High wrapped up its first league title since 2003 last week. The Bruins will look to add another chapter to the history books as they begin the Sac-Joaquin Section Divis ...

Bear River claims its share

The Bear River High boys basketball team wrapped up a share of the Pioneer Valley League title Friday night with a hard-fought 71-62 win at El Dorado. The Bruins (20-6 overall, 10 ...

Pucci to step down

With Ron Pucci’s Colfax High basketball teams over the past three-and-a-half decades, it wasn’t all about the wins and losses. Oh, don’t get me wrong. While there’s a gym ...

Colfax spoils Placer’s postseason plans

Katie Cassilagio did everything she could to keep a bitter rival out of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. Cassilagio, the lone senior on the Colfax High roster, drilled a wide ope ...

Foresthill boys fall to Victory Christian

The Foresthill High boys basketball team fell to Victory Christian 63-37 Thursday night in Foresthill. Pliny Murphy scored 13 points in the loss and Sean O’Hagan added 11. The ...

Del Oro perfect in SFL for third straight year

The Del Oro High girls capped their third straight undefeated Sierra Foothill League campaign with a 58-50 victory at Rocklin Thursday night. The Golden Eagles (23-1 overall, 12-0 ...

Bear River bounds past Whitney

LAKE OF THE PINES — After doing the dirty work for 30 minutes straight, Tanner Mathias was able to enjoy himself at the free throw line in the closing moments at Jack McCrory Gym ...

Hillmen seniors leave Earl Crabbe with big win

The Placer High boys basketball team shined in its last game at Earl Crabbe Gym this season. On senior night, the Hillmen pulled away in the second half for a 69-58 win over El Dor ...

Campora in the passing zone

LAKE OF THE PINES — Kayla Campora isn’t sure when it happened exactly, but at some point in her career, her urge to shoot the basketball turned into an impulse to pass. Her Fo ...

Placer’s loss makes Thursday’s showdown do-or-die

A slow start cost the Placer High girls a shot at locking up a playoff berth Tuesday night in Placerville. Now the Lady Hillmen will have to take care of business Thursday at Earl ...

Butterfield leads Golden Eagles past the Miners

Del Oro High junior Spencer Butterfield erupted for 27 points Friday night, leading the Golden Eagles to a 69-60 win over Nevada Union in Loomis. Del Oro led by just one point at ...

Placer girls pull away at Lincoln

The Placer High girls basketball team kept its postseason hopes alive Thursday night, using a big fourth quarter to pull away for a 41-30 win over host Lincoln. The Lady Hillmen o ...

Krizman biding his time at UCSD

For someone who’s gone from setting records as a high school basketball player to seeing limited action in college, Scott Krizman certainly has a positive outlook. The forward ...

Sibling subs help Eagles soar

LOOMIS — When Lucy Campbell took an assistant coaching role with her younger sister Madeline’s AAU basketball team two years ago, she knew they’d play on the same court toget ...

Placer whips Whitney, clings to playoff hopes

The Placer High girls basketball team notched a big win in its climb toward the playoffs Tuesday night at Earl Crabbe Gym. The Lady Hillmen hammered Whitney 65-29. Placer began th ...