San Marin spotted Cardinal Newman a first quarter lead, but then came back and soundly defeated the host Cardinals, 51-32, in the championship game of the Rose City Tournament Saturday night.
Newman led by a basket after one period. However, by halftime the visitors had moved out to a 22-14 lead. Things got worse for the Cardinals after intermission.
“The effort wasn’t there in the second half,” Cardinals coach Tom Bonfigli said. “We didn’t play very inspired and that’s not the way Newman plays.
“They were better than us in every phase of the game.”
Calvin Geraci, the tournament most valuable player, scored a game-high 23.
For Newman, Seth Doolittle had 10 points. Newman made only 9 of 48 shots from the field.
ARCATA 65, MONTGOMERY 56
The Vikings stayed with the host through three quarters.
Heading to the final period, Montgomery trailed 46-44.
“We played well,” coach Zac Tiedeman said. “We’re a young team and for most of the guys, this was the first time they were in a championship game. “Arcata is a big, physical team. We competed well, just fell a little short.”
Lane Young led the Vikings’ attack with 19. Joel Seitz contributed 15. Both were named to the all-tournament team.
CLOVERDALE 67, CLEAR LAKE 28
The Eagles boys team put it all together to win the Cloverdale tournament.
“Our defense was outstanding and so was our shooting,” coach Steve Bernardi said. “We did a lot of good things.”
Clear Lake had scored 69 points in its semifinal win, but didn’t reach double digits in any quarter against the Eagles.
On offense, Cloverdale made 27 of 51 field goals.
Jayson McMillan, who was named the tournament’s most valuable player, scored 25. He made good on 10 of 15 shots, including three treys and pulled down 10 rebounds.
Marcus Poe, who was named to the all-tourney team, scored 16 points and grabbed 9 boards.
JUSTIN-SIENA 44, HEALDSBURG 33
The Napa school finished strong to win the REIBT championship.
Healdsburg led by a point at halftime, but faded in the fourth quarter and was outscored, 18-9.
The Greyhounds’ Landon Courtman led all scorers with 16 and was joined on the all-tournament team by teammate Juan Aguilar.
In girls tournament title games:
FORTUNA 51, HEALDSBURG 33
The Greyhounds got off to a slow start and had only 3 points in the first quarter.
Fortuna’s Julianna Ortega-Miranda led all scorers with 20 and was named tourney most valuable player.
Healdsburg placed Hailey Roux and Grace Pillinini on the all-tournament team.
PINOLE VALLEY 49, MONTGOMERY 41
The Lady Vikings couldn’t hold a fourth-quarter lead in the championship game of the Alameda Tournament.
Montgomery began the final period with a 32-26 advantage.
‘They just grabbed the momentum,” Vikings coach Steve Bell said “They pressed and started making shots and that turned the game around.”
Montgomery’s record is 6-2.
“I’m proud of the girls,” Bell said. “They finished second in a strong tournament and have shown a lot of improvement.”