Sports Roundup: Basketball, JV wrestling results
Varsity Boys Basketball
Cards remain perfect, capture Live Oak title
It's two tournaments played and two tournament championships for Corning High's boys basketball team, as they knocked off Mesa Verde (Citrus Heights) 58-45, San Juan (Citrus Heights) 57-50 and Lindhurst, 58-54, to win the Live Oak Tournament and improve to 8-0.
Michael Shoemaker double-doubled to lead Corning in scoring (24 points) and rebounds (20) versus Mesa Verde, while Trevor Skousen followed him with 14 points and Hoag, with 16 rebounds.
Hoag, Justin Pye and Cody Long contributed six points each.
Statistics from the other two wins were unavailable before press time.
Corning visited Orland on Tuesday, and is playing in the weekend's Georgia Raczniack Tournament in Colusa.
Mercy splits at Weaverville
Mercy High's varsity boys split a pair of games in the 43rd Trinity Holiday Classic in Weaverville over the weekend, losing 85-40 to Trinity on Thursday, but rebounding for a 50-33 victory over Happy Camp on Saturday.
The Warriors (2-3) play at Westwood on Thursday, and then compete in the Providence Christian Tournament in Orland this weekend.
Varsity Girls Basketball
Maxwell 60, Los Molinos 24
Ashley Azevedo scored 19 points as the Panthers overcame a 9-5 first-quarter deficit to win 60-24 in the third-place game of the Pierce Tournament on Friday in Arbuckle.
Jenna Powell added 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Jessie Otterson scored 12 points and controlled a game-high 13 rebounds. Shelen Boyes ran a smooth game at point guard with five points, six steals and four assists.
Brittney Haywood scored six points and Kaily McKinley added five for the Panthers (5-1).
No statistics were available for Los Molinos (0-3) at press time.
JV Girls Basketball
Corning claims Oroville championship
Corning High's junior varsity girls paraded to the championship of the Duard Millet Tournament by outscoring their three opponents by an average of 28 points per game in Oroville.
Maddie Caputo and Grace Mora each scored 10 points and Baylie Fryar and Avree Mulliner were good for eight apiece in Thursday's 55-29 victory over Lincoln. Mora also collected 11 rebounds
On Friday Mora scored 12 and Sofi Oliverez followed with 11 in a 49-9 trouncing of Oroville, with Mora again notching a double-double with 13 rebounds. Makayla Jackson's 15 boards was the team high.
Saturday's 39-20 over Colfax for the championship featured 16 points by Kaylee Shoemaker.
"We've done a great job of addressing our weaknesses and picked our tempo up considerably," said coach Kol Zuppan. "This fast pace has helped us get early leads in games and pull away in the second half when other teams are tired."
First-place finishes by Tony Carrillo (152 pounds) and Tucker Carter (220) led a strong performance by Corning's JV wrestlers in the Red Bluff JV Tournament.
Adding second-place showings were Devon Hiller (113), Brock Wazny (145) and Austin Cunningham (152). D.J. Deckman (106), Shane Hansen (126), Cody Hiller (145) and Sean Dillon (220) came home with bronze finishes, and Jacob Tubbs (120) placed fifth.
"We are very pleased with the way our JV wrestlers are wrestling," said coach Cort Mitchell. "They are aggressive, tough and wrestling the style we practice."
The outstanding Cardinal wrestler for the tournament was Carrillo. "He has won two tournaments in a row. His only loss on the season so far was a varsity match against Orland when he volunteered to go up a weight class and wrestle at 170," Mitchell said.