Friday and Saturday’s games:
Douglas 48, Soquel 41
Douglas proved it could win on South Tahoe’s home floor on Saturday,
only the visiting Tigers had a rare game on the hill that wasn’t against
the hometown Vikings.
Douglas captured third place in the Viking Rotary Classic in the
next-to-last game on Saturday, beating Santa Cruz, Calif., Soquel 48-41.
All-tournament forward Seth Lee had 16 points for the Tigers, and Mike Saylo 11. Douglas led 25-10 at halftime and never looked back.
Chase Curtiss led Soquel with 10 points.
Santa Theresa 56, Elko 52
Santa Theresa rebounded after losing to host South Tahoe in the first
round of the Viking Rotary Classic, winning its next two games and the
tournament’s consolation championship on Saturday.
The Saints, from San Jose, Calif., downed Elko in the consolation
championship game on Saturday at South Tahoe High. All-tourney center
Matt Dolen scored 24 points for Santa Theresa, and his teammate on both the all-tournament and Santa Theresa teams, Tri Le, had nine more.
Down 29-18 at the half, Elko rallied with 14 second-half points from
senior guard Ryan Still, but couldn’t close the gap.
Sean Paul, Elko’s 6-9 senior center, led the Indians with 20.
Leland 60, Atwater 52
Atwater, which made the second-longest trip to the Viking Rotary
Classic, went home empty-handed after losing 60-52 to Leland in the
seventh-place game on Saturday.
All-tournament performer Brandon Devine was almost divine for Atwater,
scoring a game-high 15, but couldn’t power his team past San Jose’s
Leland, one of three Bay Area teams in the tournament. Leland took the
lead with 24 points in the second quarter, and Justin Peyman finished
with a team-high 13.
South Tahoe 63, Soquel 36
South Tahoe advanced to the championship game on Friday, dismantling Santa Cruz Soquel 63-36.
Senior forward Travis McCollum had his second big game in as many nights for South Tahoe, scoring 23 points.
The Vikings blew open at 34-20 halftime game with an aggressive, ball-hawking defense, sending Soquel to the third-place game.
Chase Curtiss and Josh Beverage had 11 points each for Soquel.
Victor Valley 55, Douglas 42
Victor Valley set the stage for Saturday’s championship bracket with a
55-42 win over nearby Douglas on Friday.
The Jackrabbits pulled away in the second half. Ryan Dillon led Victor
Valley, the team with the farthest road trip to the tournament, with 24 points, and Corey Stinson and Edmound Elzy combined for 21 more. Brandon Devine had 15 for Atwater.
Santa Theresa 76, Atwater 73
Santa Theresa bounced back after a tough first-round game against host
South Tahoe by edging Atwater in the second round of the Viking Rotary
Classic on Friday.
Matt Dolen scored a tournament-high 33 points to lead the Saints, who led 39-34 at halftime. Santa Theresa pulled away with 19 points in the third quarter, advancing in the consolation bracket. Brandon Devine had 15 for Atwater.
Elko 54, Leland 53
Elko stayed alive in the consolation bracket on Friday with a one-point
win over San Jose’s Leland.
Despite making just one field goal, Indians center Paul had 16
points on the strength of his performance at the line. Paul hit 12 of
his 13 free throws. Matt Alleman also had 16 points for the Indians.
Justin Peyman finished with a game-high 21 for Leland.
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