Bessolo leads Vikings in Emerald victory

  • Sophomore Nina Bessolo had a game-high 22 points and Kayla Frierson added 14 points as the Valley Christian girls basketball team beat Casa Grande-Petaluma 54-44 on Dec. 28 in the second round of the Emerald Division in the West Coast Jamboree.

    -- Matt Schwab

    Grizzlies ride McQuiston to triumph

  • Senior guard and captain Michelle McQuiston had a game-high 14 points as the California girls basketball team topped Torrance 42-41 in overtime on Dec. 28 in the semifinals of the Lady Rebels Classic. Kassie Kochan added 11 points for the Grizzlies, who imrpoved to 7-4.

    -- Matt Schwab

    SRV third in Saint Francis tourney

  • The San Ramon Valley High boys basketball team took third place at the Saint Francis-Mountain View tournament on Dec. 28 with a 56-33 win over Mountain View. Jerry Karczewski led the balanced Wolves with 12 points, and David Gunn added 10 points. Karczewski also had a game-high 23 points in a 66-64 loss against San Leandro in the second round, the Wolves' first loss of the season after 10 victories.

    -- Matt Schwab

    Reese gives teeth to Wildcats offense


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  • Dougherty Valley boys basketball player Kamar Reese scored a game-high 25 points in a 62-58 loss against Serra-San Mateo on Dec. 27 in the semifinals of the Tim Cole Memorial at American High. Daniel Sheets added 15 points for the Wildcats, who dropped to 9-2.

    -- Matt Schwab

    Wissinger paces Monte Vista in rout

  • Lily Wissinger had a game-high 22 points and Amanda Daily had 20 points as the Monte Vista girls basketball team routed Castro Valley 58-30 on Dec. 28 in the semifinals of the Lady Cougars Holiday Classic at Newark Memorial. The Mustangs, who improved to 10-0, led 40-9 at halftime

    -- Matt Schwab

    On deck

  • Granada Mat Classic, wrestling, Jan. 4, all day -- The 13th annual tournament will boast East Bay Athletic League teams Amador Valley, California, Granada, Foothill, Livermore and Monte Vista, along with Diablo Foothill Athletic League rivals Dougherty Valley and Dublin.

    Stars of the week

  • Nina Bessolo, Valley Christian girls basketball -- Bessolo had 22 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Casa Grande.

  • Kamar Reese, Dougherty Valley boys basketball -- Reese had 25 points in the Wildcats' tough loss to Serra in the Tim Cole Memorial.

  • Lily Wissinger, Monte Vista girls basketball -- Wissinger had 22 points in a romp over Castro Valley.