Benicia High boys hoops defeats Berean Christian
Solano Pony League signups coming up soon
The Benicia High boys basketball team defeated Berean Christian 78-38 on Thursday night.
The Panthers went up 27-10 after the first quarter and never looked back in the win.
Leading the way for Benicia was James Wong, who had 18 points and three rebounds. Darrell Hurd had 10 points and three rebounds, while Jake Matteson had eight rebounds and six points. Jacob French had four steals, while Brandon Earl had eight rebounds.
Benicia is now 18-2 and 6-0 in the Diablo Valley Athletic League.
CAL MARITIME 61, UC SANTA CRUZ 58 >>
Divine Nwoko hit three big free throws down the stretch as Cal Maritime men's basketball team defeated UC Santa Cruz 61-58 on Thursday night.
Nwoko finished Thursday's non-conference game against UC Santa Cruz with a team-high 16 points;
With the shot clock moments away from expiring, and 43 seconds remaining in the game, UCSC's Zino Okah bit on Nwoko's savvy pump fake and fell on top of the junior forward, sending him to the line for a momentum-generating opportunity. After calmly nailing all three attempts, the Banana Slugs were forced to shoot threes and fouls their counterpart — a combination that failed to swing the lead back in their favor since Angelo Nicandro and Braxton Adderly each connected on their pair of free throws as the game progressed.
The Keelhaulers' final 10 points, scored throughout the final 2:46 of action, were earned at the free throw line, ending with another three points from Nwoko to give his team an opportunity to sweep this weekend's schedule once the team returns to PEAC Main Gym for Saturday's 8:30 p.m. rivalry matchup against Pacific Union.
Cal Maritime will return to league play with an 8-11 overall and 7-5 conference record with UC Santa Cruz falling to 8-10 with this result.
As was the case with Nwoko, Miles Pennington scored 16 points and finished with a double-double that included 12 rebounds. Everett Perrot completed the Keelhaulers' list of double-digit scorers by adding another 11, in addition to finishing with five boards.
The Keelhaulers' defense came up big all night long by forcing 17 turnovers, which led to 17 points.
BEREAN CHRISTIAN 43, BENICIA 40 >>
The Benicia High girls basketball lost to Berean Christian 43-40 on Thursday night.
With the loss the Panthers fell to 7-12 and 2-4 in league play.
ST. PAT'S 62, JOHN SWETT 18 >> The St. Patrick-St. Vincent High girls basketball team cruised to a 62-18 victory Thursday night over John Swett.
The Bruins improved to 17-4 overall and 5-3 in the Tri-County Athletic League.
St. Pat's next game is
Saturday at home against Benicia.
SOLANO PONY LEAGUE SIGNUPS COMING SOON >>
Solano Pony League, formed by Antonio Madden and a community of parents will be having signups for ages 4-14 until Feb. 18.
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Last but not least, 14 & Under signups visit https://www.vall-field707baseball.org/eventdetails/14u-solano-ponyleague-sign-ups-1.
January and February Physical Locations will be posted online.