Feature Photo by Dwight Sugioka

Article written by Ryan Giacomini (Petaluma High School Class of 2022)

On Thursday the Petaluma Trojans took on the Sonoma Valley Dragons in a boys basketball matchup as the Trojans took their second win of the season and their first league win 68-48.

The first quarter got off to a slow start for both teams and it was back and forth for the most part. At the end of the quarter, Sonoma’s star junior guard Dom Girish hit a shot from beyond half court at the buzzer to give the Dragons a two point lead and some momentum.

Sonoma carried the momentum into the second quarter and got the lead up to nine points but Petaluma’s senior guard Reece Lakritz put an end to it when he hit three straight three pointers to give Petaluma the lead. Lakritz would finish with 15 points shooting 5-9 from behind the arc. Petaluma would storm back from down nine to up four to end of the first half leading 31-27.

Junior forward/center Cole Garzoli started off the second half hot with three hard drives which resulted in five points and senior guard Eric Perez had two mid range buckets to extend the lead. When Sonoma went into a zone defense, junior center Salim Arikat hit three buckets from outside, including two three pointers. In total the Trojans scored 19 points in the third quarter to elevate their lead to 13 points.

In the fourth quarter Lakritz would add on two more three pointers to close out the night.

Thursday’s Games (4/22):
Napa beat Casa Grande 55-44.
American Canyon lost to Clayton Valley Charter in a non-league game 57-45.
Vintage won a close game against Justin-Siena 44-40.


Monday 4/26:

Vintage @ Fairfield

Tuesday 4/27:

El Molino @ Cardinal Newman

San Rafael @ Healdsburg

American Canyon @ Casa Grande

Napa @ Justin Siena

Vintage @ Petaluma

Sonoma Valley @ San Marin

Wednesday 4/28:

Santa Rosa @ Rancho Cotate

Thursday 4/29:

Credo @ St. Vincent de Paul

Healdsburg @ Justin Siena

El Molino @ Analy

Cardinal Newman @ Ukiah

Casa Grande @ Petaluma

Sonoma Valley @ Vintage

Friday 4/30:

Petaluma @ Montgomery

Ukiah @ Piner

Elsie Allen @ Santa Rosa

Saturday 5/1:

Healdsburg @ Sonoma Valley

Analy @ El Molino

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