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The host Jaguars came oh-so-close on Saturday to winning the Windsor Holiday Shootout boys basketball tournament for the first time in the event’s eight-year history. However, the Jaguars fell just short, losing 55-52 in overtime to Amador Valley of Pleasanton.

“It was just a good basketball game,” Windsor coach Travis Taylor said. “I was pleased with our effort. It was a very competitive tournament.”

Windsor (9-4) came out on fire offensively and led 18-12 after the first quarter before the Dons (10-3) made defensive adjustments in the second quarter.

“We came out playing well. We were focused, moving the ball well and making shots,” Taylor said. “Amador went to a zone in the second quarter and slowed us down a bit. “

Windsor led 27-26 at halftime but trailed 38-37 after three quarters. After the tie in regulation, Windsor trailed by three points with a few seconds to play when the Jaguars’ Riley Smith stole the ball at the top of the Dons’ key and hoisted up a desperation two-point shot right before the buzzer, hoping to draw a foul, which didn’t happen. The ball hit the rim and the Jaguars’ night was over.

“Amador Valley is a really good team. They are well coached with a lot of talent and shooters everywhere,” Taylor said. “We are excited for league play” in the NBL.

Riley Smith led all scorers with 21 points and added seven rebounds.

Windsor’s Jordan Merical (17 points), Riley Smith and brother Justin Smith (7 points) were named to the all-tournament team.

Amador Valley’s Mitch Benson (13 points) led the Dons and was the tournament MVP.

Healdsburg 53, Analy 45

In the Windsor shootout’s consolation championship for fifth place, the Greyhounds (8-5) trailed 16-7 after the first quarter but blew the game open with dominate second and third quarters, outscoring the Tigers 39-16 over the span.

Analy (3-10) converted on three three-pointers in the first quarter but cooled off and only hit two threes the remainder of the game. Meanwhile, beginning in the second quarter, Healdsburg turned up the heat inside the key behind big man Trey Chapman (15 points to lead the Greyhounds) and the Tigers had no remedy to stop the Greyhounds.

Chapman was named to the all-tournament team, as was Analy’s J.J. Fain (17 points).

Novato 50, Ukiah 44

The tough times continue for the Wildcats (1-11), who went winless in the Windsor tournament. Ukiah led 35-30 after three quarters, but a disastrous fourth quarter when they were outscored 20-9 led to the loss.

Jason Carpenter of Novato (6-6) was selected for the all-tournament team.

Deer Valley 74, Fortuna 63

In the third-place game, the Wolverines (8-4) of Antioch defeated the Huskies (4-7) by winning the fourth quarter 27-12.

Jacob Long led Deer Valley with 22 points (six three-pointers) and was named to the all-tournament team.

Drew Gillette led Fortuna with 21 points (four three-pointers) and was also named to the all-tournament team.

Sonoma County Classic

In Saturday’s final of the 36th annual edition of the boys tournament hosted by Piner, the Redwood Empire was not represented. Instead, Cardinal Newman and Piner were immersed in a battle for third place.

Cardinal Newman 61, Piner 39

The host Prospectors (10-4) had trouble dealing with the Cardinals’ (11-2) depth and aggressiveness and got behind big early. Cardinal Newman led 38-20 at halftime and Piner was unable to muster a second-half comeback.

“Cardinal Newman manhandled us pretty good,” Piner coach Mike Erickson said. “They were really aggressive on defense and forced us into some turnovers. They beat us around the basket and we didn’t really respond.”

Erickson said Piner didn’t make a lot of plays, couldn’t effectively handle the defensive press or match the Cardinals on the boards.

“Cardinal Newman was getting easy baskets off second chances,” Erickson said. “They got separation early in the second quarter and put us away. Cardinal Newman is a good team. In the NBL, they should be near the top.”

The Cardinals’ Brad Morato (24 points) scored 21 points in the first half. He was named to the all-tournament team along with teammate Nathan Capurro.

Piner’s Jacob Monday scored 14 points.

Las Lomas 71, Mt. Eden 65, OT

The Knights (11-0) of Walnut Creek won the title game in stunning fashion against the stunned Monarchs (6-6) of Hayward. Las Lomas is ranked 10th in California and 52ndin the nation, according to the MaxPreps website.

Las Lomas outscored Mt. Eden 8-1 in the final 45 seconds in regulation to send the game into overtime. The Knights outscored the Monarchs 15-9 in overtime to win the championship.

Las Lomas was led by Nathan Robinson (35 points), who was named the tournament MVP. Teammates Rob Prince and Jason Holman were selected for the all-tournament team.

Mt. Eden was led by Armando Cole (19 points) who was named to the all-tournament team along with Jeffrey Okeke and Jacob Chambers.

Casa Grande 61, Elsie Allen 35

The Gauchos (4-9) got off to a quick start, built a large cushion and cruised to victory to finish in fifth place and win the consolation bracket.

Casa Grande led 17-4 after the first quarter on the strength of nine points by Tony Sabella. The Gauchos pushed their lead to 31-16 at halftime, a margin that Elsie Allen (3-9) could not overcome.

The Gauchos were led by all-tournament selection Garrett Siebels (16 points).

The Lobos were paced by Nick Burns (12 points).

Santa Rosa 49, Eureka 39

The Panthers (3-9) earned their only win of the tournament against the Loggers (2-9), who were winless. Santa Rosa outscored Eureka 26-20 in the second half to seal the victory.

Andre Gaudreau scored 11 points to lead the Panthers.

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