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December 21, 2010 > CSD girls hoops rolling

CSD girls hoops rolling

By Biff Jones
Photo by Mike Heightchew

Girls Basketball
California School for the Deaf Eagles' basketball team under coach Debbie Ayers went 3-0 last week to improve to 6-1 on the year. Tuesday, Dec. 14, they traveled to San Lorenzo to take on Redwood Christian High School and came away with a 49-28 victory. Then on Wednesday and Thursday they returned home where they defeated Valley Christian High School of Dublin, 40-33, and won a hard fought contest over Contra Costa Christian High School of Walnut Creek, 47-45.

Against VC, CSD won the game in the third quarter when they outscored the visitors, 16-3. Priscilla Castaneda led the Eagles with 13 points. In the CCC game, CSD led 12-10 after one quarter then busted out to a 31-21 lead at the half. Second half saw the Eagles get out scored 14-7 in the third quarter to cut the lead to 38-35, but the hosts held on for the two-point win. Lady Eagles are off until after the first of the year.

Fremont Christian Warriors girls hoopsters of coach Michie Sierra lost their homecoming game last Thursday to Athenian High School of Danville 54-34 to even their record at 3-3. Shelby Bolduc led the Warriors with 10 points. Next up is the West Coast Jamboree at Cornerstone Christian High School in Antioch, Dec. 27-30.

Milpitas High School Trojans traveled to Newark Memorial High School Cougars last Tuesday for an inter-sectional encounter. Coach Klint Chang's Trojans played the Cougars tough for three quarters trailing 18-15 at the half and 32-27 after three. However, coach Darryl Reina's Cougars out scored the Trojans 16-3 in the fourth quarter for a 48-30 victory. NM was led by Taylor Presley with 17 points and Kelsey Peace with 15. Joann Chau and Stefani Pati had 6 and 5 points respectively for Milpitas. Trojans return home after the first of the year while the Cougars host Menlo-Atherton High School, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 7:45 p.m. in the Newark Memorial Lady Cougar Classic. Milpitas dropped to 3-4 while Newark Memorial was 6-3 at press time.

Girls Soccer
Coach Mike Tomlin's Milpitas girls soccer team dropped two matches last week: at home on Tuesday to Live Oak High School of San Jose, 4-0; and at Del Mar High School of San Jose, 3-0 last Friday. Trojan goalie Jessica Jimenez had six saves against Live Oak and seven vs. Del Mar. Milpitas is now 3-4-1 and next plays at home on Jan. 7.

Boys Soccer
Milpitas boys soccer of coach Bill Leffler dropped a 4-0 decision on the road last Thursday to a tough Palo Alto High School squad. In the first half, Marin Lopez had a shot on goal as did David Nakonechnyy in the second half. However, the Paly goalie saved both shots. Ramiro Ceja, who scored four goals last week against Pioneer High School and is the team's leading scorer this year, was injured in his next game against Los Gatos High School and unable to play vs. Paly.

Ceja was expected to play in a game against Amador Valley High School, Monday, Dec. 20. Score was unavailable at press time. Trojans are now 3-3-1 on the year and next play at home on Jan. 5.

Wrestling
Milpitas wrestlers also traveled to Palo Alto last Thursday and had their first match of the year against Gunn High School. Coach Kent Mitchel's Trojans fell 55-21 and have their first home match on Jan. 6, 6:30 p.m. against Lynbrook High School of San Jose. For Milpitas, Mikhail Yanogacio won 15-3 at 125 pounds; Michael Nguyen won 17-2 at 130 pounds; and Virk Sukhpreet won by fall at 152 pounds.

Boys Basketball
CSD traveled to Contra Costa Christian last Tuesday and coach Oskar Schugg's Eagles improved to 4-2 with a 48-35 victory. CSD led 27-11 at the half and 42-21 after three quarters. 6'7" junior center Antoine Nathaniel led the Eagles with 14 points. CSD next plays Head-Royce Tuesday, Dec. 28 at the Head-Royce Holiday Classic in Oakland.

Fremont Christian boys faired better than the girls in their homecoming game last Thursday against Athenian when they came away with a 53-45 win. Again leading coach Curtis Coffey's Warriors was senior point guard and leading scorer Jeremiah Herzog with 32 points as FC improved to 3-4. Warriors next host Irvington High School Tuesday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m. before traveling to Red Bluff High School where they play Mercy Catholic High School in the Liberty Classic, Dec. 28-30.

Coach Champ Wrencher's Milpitas boys went on the road last Tuesday where they fell to Santa Teresa High School of San Jose, 59-46. Last Thursday they returned home and easily defeated Balboa High School of San Francisco, 48-26. Derek Fox led the Trojans against Balboa with 16 points while Buddy Ames and Nick Rodriquez each had nine points. Milpitas is now 2-5 on the year.

Saturday, Dec. 18, the Trojans traveled to Bellarmine College Prep of San Jose before playing at Watsonville and Piedmont Hills of San Jose High Schools next Tuesday and Thursday, Dec. 21 and 23. Next home games for Milpitas are in the Cain Classic, 28-29 where the Trojans open against Gunderson High School of San Jose, Dec. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Bellarmine score was unavailable at press time. For all scores and updates on holiday tournament schedules go to the Tri-City Voice Sports website http://sports.tricityvoice.com.

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