NEAT PACKAGE: TOURNAMENT SEASON WRAPS UP
The tournament part of the schedule is over.
There are several games this weekend before league play kicks in next week.
Included is No. 2 Montgomery who on Friday hosts College Park and on Saturday travels to Oakley to meet Freedom. Both schools are Division 1 and College Park is 8-3 on the season.
Between now and the beginning of league play we will have the updated YSN365.com rankings for both the Boys and Girls.
Here is the recap of the tournaments that wrapped up on Wednesday.
SONOMA COUNTY CLASSIC AT PINER HIGH SCHOOL
Game 1—Las Lomas 73 Healdsburg 26
Game 2—No. 1 Cardinal Newman 70 Eureka 26
Game 3—Mt. Eden 70 Santa Rosa 56
Game 4—No. 4 Piner 63 Rancho Cotate 30
Santa Rosa 66 Rancho Cotate 25
5:30—Eureka 55 Healdsburg 35
No. 4 Piner 67 Mt. Eden 54
No. 1 Cardinal Newman 64 Las Lomas 47
CHAMPIONSHIP—No. 1 Cardinal Newman 48 No. 4 Piner 27
3rd place—Las Lomas 69 Mt. Eden48
Consolation—Santa Rosa 61 Eureka 59
7th place—Healdsburg 49 Rancho Cotate 38
If one game is any indication, there is a big difference between No. 1 and No. 4 when it comes to the YSN365.com rankings.
Cardinal Newman made it three for three in tournaments and 11-0 for the season as they defeated Piner 48-27 to win the Sonoma County Classic.
Cardinal Newman coach Tom Bonfigli preaches defense, defense, defense and his team did that in a first half in which they held Piner without a point for over 13 minutes and took a 26-7 halftime lead.
Connor Rubattino scored 18 to lead Cardinal Newman and was named player of the tournament. It was the second time this season he was named Player of the Tournament. He also got that honor in the Brett Callan Memorial Tournament at Casa Grande.
Cardinal Newman won the three games in this tournament by an average of over 27 points a game.
The Cardinals are now off until Wednesday when they open up league play against No. 2 Montgomery.
Piner is 6-4 on the season and opens SCL play with a home game against El Molino on Wednesday.
One other note from the tournament was Santa Rosa defeating Eureka 61-59 to win the Consolation champiosnhip. Santa Rosa won its last two games of the tournament to even its record at 6-6. Santa Rosa opens NBL play on Wednesday at Casa Grande.
WINDSOR HOLIDAY SHOOTOUT
Game 1—Palo Alto 66 Maria Carrillo 48
Game 2—Dublin 73 Analy 56
Game 3—Northgate 55 Novato 29
Game 4—McKinleyville 78 No. 3 Windsor 55
Game 5—Analy 54 Maria Carrillo 34
Game 6—Novato 58 No. 3 Windsor 46
Game 7—Palo Alto 66 Dublin 57 (OT)
Game 8—Northgate 57 McKinleyville 44
CHAMPIONSHIP…Northgate 60 Palo Alto 58 (OT)
3rd place…Dublin 81 McKinleyville 67
Consolation…Analy 57 Novato 49
7th place…Maria Carrillo 48 No. 3 Windsor 42
The out of the area teams controlled the tournament in Windsor. Northgate took the championship with a 60-58 overtime win over Palo Alto. It was the second overtime game for Palo Alto. They had made it to the championship game with a 66-57 OT win over Dublin, in the second round.
Analy is off to an unlike Analy start, but did win the last two games to get the consolation championship. In the second round Malcom Jenkins scored 30 points as Analy pulled away from Maria Carrillo, in the fourth quarter, in a 54-34 win. The Tigers followed that up with a 57-49 win over Novato in the Consolation Game. It was the first time this season that Analy has won two straight, as they raised their record to 4-6 on the season.
After the loss to Analy, Maria Carrillo got 29 from Clayton Andrews as they defeated Windsor 48-42 to take the 7th place game. It was a disappointing tournament for Windsor, who after winning five of its first seven games lost all three of this tournament.
RINCON VALLEY CHRISTIAN TOURNAMENT
This was a Boys and Girls tournament that like the Windsor Tournament was controlled by out of area teams.
College Prep defeated two local teams before defeating Valley Christian of Dublin 56-45, in the Boys Championship game.
Willits, who is the No. 6 team in the YSN365.com Boys rankings, finished third and is 9-2 on the season.
One Boys result to note is a a matcup the tournament committee was hoping would occur on the Winner side of the bracket in the second round, but ended up on the Loser side, was Sonoma Academy defeating Rincon Valley Christian 43-40. Those two teams figure to be a big part of the battle for the NCL II championship. In fact they open league play against each other on Tuesday. The two teams went into the tournament with a combined record of 10-2.
MUSTANG STAMPEDE IN FAIRFIELD
Consolation —Elsie Allen 43 Damonte Ranch (NV) 38
Elsie Allen is 8-4 on the season. Jalen Busby made the All-Tourney team averaging over 19 points a game including scoring 27 in the Consolation 43-38 win over Damonte Ranch.
Before starting league play at Healdsburg on Wednesday, the Lobos host Roseland Prep Saturday Night.
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