The Pleasant Valley High School varsity boys’ basketball team defeated Arcata 75-50 in the Red Bluff Tournament on Saturday. The Vikings took a 36–24 halftime lead and were able to surpass that in a 25-point victory.
Coach Tim Keating said his bench played a key role in maintaining the lead as several Vikings suffered in the first half.
Ned Joyce and Noah Thomas each led the Vikings with 15 points each. Joyce, who was named tournament MVP, also had a team-high 5 assists.
Luke Kramer scored 14 points for PV while Chase Mitchell scored 12 points and dropped seven boards. Bryson Snelling scored 13 points and made four steals as Keating said he held Arcata’s top player to 10 points. Kramer, Thomas, Mitchell and Snelling were selected for the All-Tourne team.
PV is 10-1. Next up is a visit to Modesto Christian Tourney, where they open with Edison outside Stockton on 27 December at 10 a.m.
Pleasant Grove 60, Chico 52 – Phil Bernardez had a team-high 16 points, while Odin Nielsen had 13 points in a loss to the Panthers, who lost to Pleasant Grove in the championship game of the Panthers tournament on Saturday. The Panthers, now 8-6, will be in action next January 3 when they host River Valley
Paradise, 44, Corning 28 – With the win, the Bobcats lead 4-7 while Corning slipped to 3-8. No other statistics were provided for this game. The Bobcats next play on January 4 when they host Durham in their opening match of the Sacramento Valley League.
Incline 60, Auroville 50 – Devin Thomas scored 25 points for the Tigers on Saturday, while Casmir Jones added 11 and Ethan Broussard added 10. Auroville is now 4-11.
The Tigers will host Lassen at the Auroville tournament on 29 December.
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Pleasant Valley, 52, Enterprise 42 –– Freshman AJ Gambol scored 16 of his game-high 22 points in the second half to help the Vikings win the championship.
Maddox Wilson, who had seven points in Saturday’s win, was named All-Tournament along with Caitlin Vickery, who had six points on Saturday. Senior Maria Lecher also had seven points in the win.
Coach Bob Paddock referred to Ava Dunn’s defensive play that restricted Enterprise center Abigail Schoff to just 14 points. Schoff entered the game averaging about 29 points per game.
The Vikings will play next south, from Torrance CA, on December 28 at the West Coast Jamboree in the East Bay.