Tuesday Night, the league races kick in with the NBL Girls and SCL Boys playing their first games.


On Wednesday Night, the NBL Boys and SCL Girls take the stage.

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Santa Rosa and Montgomery meet to tip off the NBL Girls race.

Santa Rosa has most of that team back and it is showing on the court in a 9-1 start.  Two that are back include the twin towers Morgan Bertsch and Devin Murray, who are averaging 15.9 and 15.8 a game.   Bertsch is also averaging over 10 rebounds a game.  That isn’t even mentioning NBL player of the year Katie Daly who is averaging 11.1 a game.  Junior Kylie Odom is also averaging 11.2 and is part of a balanced Panther attack.


Montgomery lost the four leading scorers from last year’s team to graduation and is off to a 6-5 start.  Senior Madison Norby is averaging 10.4 a game.

Two other YSN365.com ranked teams meet with No. 5 Ukiah traveling to No. 4 Cardinal Newman.  The other two games are No. 2 Windsor, who is off to a 9-2 start hosting Rancho Cotate and No. 3 Casa Grande traveling to Maria Carrillo.

The stage could be set up for an early showdown on Thursday when Windsor travels to Santa Rosa.


The SCL Boys headline game features the two YSN365.com ranked teams meeting with No. 4 Analy at No. 9 Piner.  Analy is favorite to make it five of six SCL regular season championship.


The NCL II race has already started.  On the Girls side No. 9 St. Vincent won the first league showdown of the season by defeating Sonoma Academy 47-35.


The SRJC Men and Women teams also start Big 8 League play at Modesto.  Both teams go into conference play hot.  The men are 7-6 and Ranked No. 10.  They take on Modesto at Modesto Tuesday and Delta College at home Friday night.

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SRJC Head Coach Craig McMillan leads the Bear Cubs into conference play this week

The Women are 8-7 and ranked No. 19 in the state.

SRJC’s first conference home game is Friday when they host San Joaquin Delta whose Women’s team is No. 10 in the state.

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