No. 1 Windsor (15-3) (Last Week No. 1)…For the second straight week they had a double digit win over the then No. 2 ranked team, which was one of two wins. Gabe Knight had double figures in both wins. They have as many wins as they did all of last year. The guess is they will win some more.
No. 2 Analy (14-6) (3)…Two one sided wins moves them back to No. 2 for the second time this season. Junior Dom Tripodi scored 18 in a 64-47 win over El Molino. It was his third highest scoring game of the season.
No. 3 Cardinal Newman (12-6) (4)…Bounced off a rare two loss week with two wins, the big one over Santa Rosa to stay in the NBL second place race. Seth Doolittle scored in double figures in both wins.
No. 4 Montgomery (10-7) (2)…After starting the week with a loss to Windsor, they defeated Casa Grande. A big second quarter gave them control of the game. Joel Seitz scored 17 points.
No. 5 Fort Bragg (13-5) (5)…A two win week keeps them undefeated in the NCL I race. Lucas Triplett scored 22 in one game and 20 in the other. It is the third time this season he has had back to back twenty point games. He is averaging 16.3 a game.
No. 6 Piner (9-8) (7)…Won their only game of the week with some high dramatics, going overtime to beat Sonoma Valley 59-55. Scott Erickson hit the 20 point mark for the second time in three games.
No. 7 Petaluma (12-7) (NR)…Nice bounce back week after falling out of the top ten last week for the first time this season. Ryan Perez scored 18 points in a 61-44 win over Healdsburg. After almost letting all of an 11 point lead slip away in the second quarter, Petaluma started the third quarter with an 18-2 run in a win over Healdsburg.
No. 8 Santa Rosa (9-9) (8)…They want the first quarter against Cardinal Newman to be a do over. Four different players scored in double figures, two in each game. The nine wins is the same amount as they had all of last year. The four league wins match what they had in each of the last two years.
No. 9 Lower Lake (10-8) (NR)…After winning two games by a combined five points, one of those in overtime, they shook up the NCL I race with a win over Cloverdale. The 52-40 win was their first win over Cloverdale in the Max Preps era. Jerod Alexander just missed scoring in double figures for the ninth straight game with nine points. He also had 14 rebounds and six blocks.
No. 10 Roseland Prep University (11-5) (NR)…A seven game winning streak puts them to the top of the NCL II race. Five of the wins have been by over 20 points.
They will be posted with the Girls early in the week, along with other notes.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sammy Mora, Ukiah
Averaged 20 points a game including a season high 23 in a 76-58 win over Maria Carrillo.
Mora scored in double figures six of ten games before combining for ten points the next three games. The last three he has scored in double figures. They were all wins as Ukiah is now 7-11 overall and 3-3 in NBL play.
NORTH BAY LEAGUE
One game away from meeting the halfway mark, Windsor has a two game lead. This is a three game week with home games against Maria Carrillo and Ukiah and a trip to Santa Rosa.
All of Windsor’s wins are by at least double figures.
The race behind them is about as tight as you can get. Cardinal Newman, Montgomery and Santa Rosa are tied for second place one game ahead of Ukiah.
This could be the week things shake out.
Montgomery is meeting the other two teams they are tied with this week. On Monday, they go to Santa Rosa and on Wednesday they host Cardinal Newman, then they go to Ukiah.
Santa Rosa has home games against Montgomery and Windsor.
With a three game winning streak, Ukiah is now in the race. On Friday they host Montgomery.
SONOMA COUNTY LEAGUE
The first half has had quite a personality to it.
At 5-1, Analy and Piner are in a first place tie ,one game ahead of Petaluma. The two meet on February 1st at Piner. Piner’s lone league loss is to Analy.
Petaluma at 4-2 is one game back. Next is Healdsburg at 3-3. Healdsburg handed Analy its league loss.
Healdsburg hosts Piner on Wednesday Night.
The big game of the week had a surprise. Lower Lake defeated Cloverdale 52-40 in a game to stay within one game of first place Fort Bragg.
It has been a remarkable turnaround for Lower Lake, who two years ago was 5-19 overall and 2-12 in league play. They haven’t finished over .500 in league play since 2004. They try to finish the first half 6-1 at Clear Lake on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, first place Fort Bragg host Cloverdale in what is now a do or die game for the Eagles if they are going to stay in the NCL I race.
Fort Bragg is at Lower Lake on February 4th.
Roseland University Prep has a seven game winning streak and is 11-5 overall and 6-0 in league. St. Vincent de Paul is second at 3-1. The difference was last Tuesday’s 34-30 win by Roseland University Prep at St. Vincent de Paul
On Tuesday Roseland University Prep hosts Sonoma Academy, who is two games out.
SMALL SCHOOL BRIDGE
Archbishop Hanna has taken control of the league race. Two games turned the race Archbishop Hanna’s way.
On Tuesday they handed Rio Lindo Adventist its second league loss. Yuerra Blaylock scored his second highest total of the season, 22 points, in a 71-68 win.
Then on Saturday, Summerfield Waldorf edged Cornerstone Christian 50-48.
Archbishop Hanna is undefeated in league play. Three teams included Cornerstone Christian and Rio Lindo Adventist have two losses.
This week, Archbishop Hanna goes to Cornerstone Christian and hosts Pacific Union College Prep. Pacific Union College Prep is the other team with two losses.
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