The Millennium boys basketball team took a commanding lead in the first quarter over the visiting Stone Ridge Christian Knights on he way to an 82-51 win Tuesday at Kimball High.
The Falcons (7-12, 2-2 Central California Athletic Alliance) were up 41-25 at the half and kept up their pace on offense and defense to outscore the Knights (1-20, 0-4 CCAA) through the second half.
Junior guard Izaiah Williams led the way for Millennium with 23 points, including four 3-point shots, and had four steals. Junior Jordan DeWitt scored 19 and senior Derritt Scarver scored 18.
Delta Charter 90, Stockton Christian 52
The Delta Charter Dragons got fired up in the second half of Monday’s home game against the Stockton Christian Eagles to make up for an 81-71 loss to the Eagles on Jan. 3.
The 90-52 win puts the Dragons (14-5, 6-2 Mountain Valley League) in second place in the MVL, behind league leader Ben Holt Academy, at the halfway point of the league season.
Teams played a close first half, with the Eagles (10-9, 5-2 MVL) up by four points midway through the second quarter and the Dragons taking a 34-31 lead at the half when junior guard Dramell Pitts, the Dragons’ leading scorer with 27 points, hitting a 3-point shot at the halftime buzzer.
Junior Daniel Zeratsion came out strong in the second half with 10 points in the third quarter.
“After the half they could have come back easily, but we just kept the tempo going, got a lot of steals,” Zeratsion said. “Our coaches let us know that it’s never over until the last buzzer.”
Zeratsion’s 20-points for the night included four 3-point shots, and he also pulled in eight rebounds. Delta Charter junior Addison Jenkins contributed 13 points.
The Dragons also effectively blocked out Stockton Christian’s 6-foot-8 sophomore center Cameron Pieters in the second half. Pieters had 21 rebounds and scored 22 points, but hit only two field goals in the second half.
Kimball 79, East Union 71
The Jaguars held the advantage on offense through the second and third quarters of Saturday’s Valley Oak League game at East Union High in Manteca. Kimball’s 62-39 lead at the end of the third quarter was enough for the Jaguars (14-6, 4-3 VOL) to hold off the Lancers’ 32-point fourth quarter.
Senior Ben Juarez led the Jaguar offense with 26 points, including four 3-point shots. Senior Bryer Peet contributed 17 points and senior Jonah Laguana added 15.
The win puts Kimball in a tie with Lathrop High for third place, behind Sierra and Weston Ranch, in the VOL at the midway point of the league season. Kimball plays first-place Sierra at home on Wednesday, Jan. 29, and travels to Lathrop on Friday, Jan. 31. Both games are key for the Jaguars, who need to finish among the top three teams in the VOL in order to go to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
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