As the league races begin it is almost a given that No.1 Cardinal Newman Girls are going to win the NBL race. Two games into the league season, the Cardinals haven’t done anything to change that thought, taking two one sided wins.
Despite that thought they will still play out the NBL Girls race.
Going into the second league game there was one game between teams that won their openers and that was No. 2 Santa Rosa hosting No. 7 Windsor. It was a game to see who would keep pace with Cardinal Newman and Santa Rosa reminded everyone that they have won a league championship or two recently by taking a 55-37 win.
In the game, the main characters for the Santa Rosa team took turns starring. Midway through the second quarter Kylie Oden and Emily Codding, the second and third leading scoresr on the team, had a combined three points. Even so Santa Rosa had a 28-15 lead. That is because the team’s leading scorer Devin Murray had dominated scoring 14 of her game high 18 points.
Then to show that Murray isn’t the only Santa Rosa option, Oden and Codding combined for the last eight points of the half as Santa Rosa took a comfortable 35-20 lead.
This was against a promising Windsor team that starts four freshmen. In the first part of the game they looked like a team with four freshmen, against a pressing Santa Rosa defense that forced 11 first half turnovers.
The only non-freshman starter for Windsor, senior Jessica Barbosa, didn’t have one of her better games, but she showed her potential by scoring six of her 11 points in a three minute span of the third quarter, as Windsor cut the lead to 38-31 and it looked like a ball game.
That feeling didn’t last long.
On the next series, Codding put back an offensive rebound, which started a 10-1 run to end the quarter and put the game away. Codding and Murray combined to score all of the ten points.
All three of Santa Rosa’s leading scorers ended up in double figure. Oden had 15 and Codding, who is a sophomore, added 14. Codding also had a team high ten rebounds.
Gabby Giddings, one of the freshman starters, scored 17 points to lead Windsor, ten of those in the first half. Barbosa added 11.
Just two games into the league race, No. 1 Cardinal Newman and No. 2 Santa Rosa are the only teams 2-0. Both teams play two games before meeting on January 21st in Santa Rosa.
No. 1 Cardinal Newman 85 No. 10 Rancho Cotate 22
No. 2 Santa Rosa 62 No. 7 Windsor 41
No. 4 Casa Grande 45 at Maria Carrillo 35
Montgomery 60 No. 6 Ukiah 47
Holy Names at No. 10 Rancho Cotate
Montgomery (1-1) at No. 7 Windsor (1-1)
No. 1 Cardinal Newman (2-0) at No. 7 Windsor (1-1)
No. 2 Santa Rosa (2-0) at No. 6 Ukiah (1-1)
No. 4 Casa Grande (1-1) at No. 10 Rancho Cotate (0-2)
Montgomery (1-1) at Maria Carrillo (1-1)
Cardinal Newman had four score in double figures as they took a 40 point halftime lead in their win over Rancho Cotate.
Joy Jovick scored 16 to lead Casa Grande to a tight win over Maria Carrillo.
Montgomery bounced back from Tuesday’s one sided loss to Cardinal Newman with a nice win in Ukiah.
Abby Lea scored 18 points and Shayla Newman had a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
That is not a misprint above. Montgomery will be at Windsor Saturday Night in game between 1-1 teams.
No. 3 Sonoma Valley 50 Healdsburg 29
No. 5 Petaluma 48 Elsie Allen 9
No. 8 Analy 61 El Molino 37
Antioch 47 Piner 39
Piner (1-0) at No. 5 Petaluma (1-0)
Healdsburg (1-1) at No. 8 Analy (1-1)
Elsie Allen (0-2) at El Molino (0-2)
No. 3 Sonoma Valley at Terra Nova
Jenny Egger and Sami Von Gober each had a double-double to lead Sonoma Valley over Healdsburg. Egger had 13 points and ten rounds. Von Gober had ten of each. Grace Cuttin also scored 13 for Sonoma Valley.
Kailee Silacci scored eight points as Petaluma defeated Elsie Allen.
Jenna Petray scored 20 as Analy defeated El Molino.
I could use some contacts from Sonoma County League teams to update scores. Email me or send me a message on Facebook if you want to help.
Rancho Cotate (0-1) at No. 1 Cardinal Newman (1-0)
No. 2 Montgomery (0-1) at No. 7 Ukiah (0-1)
No. 6 Casa Grande (1-0) at Maria Carrillo (1-0)
No. 8 Windsor (1-0) at Santa Rosa (0-1)
No. 3 Piner (1-0) at No. 4 Elsie Allen (1-0)
Petaluma (0-0) at Analy (1-0)
Sonoma Valley (0-1) at El Molino (0-1)
NCL I BOYS
No. 9 Willits (1-0) at No. 5 Cloverdale (1-0)
Fort Bragg at Kelseyville (0-1)
Clear Lake (0-1) at Lower Lake
Middletown at St. Helena (0-1)
NCL I GIRLS
St. Helena (0-1) at No. 9 Middletown (1-0)
Cloverdale (1-0) at Willits (1-0)
Lower Lake (1-0) at Clear Lake (0-1)
Kelseyville (0-1) at Fort Bragg (0-1)
NCL II BOYS AND GIRLS
St. Vincent at Sonoma Academy
Rincon Valley Christian at Calistoga
Tomales at Roseland University Prep
Technology at Upper Lake
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