Times-Herald (Vallejo)

Bethel's Sa Nia White named league MVP for girls basketball

- By Thomas Gase tgase@timesheral­donline.com

The Tri-County Athletic League Stone Division announced its all-league girls basketball team on Tuesday and Bethel's Sa Nia White was named Most Valuable Player.

Also making the first team was Ameera Musleh from Vallejo High.

Second-team members from Bethel include Antani Flood as well as Vallejo's K'mirah Thornton.

Honorable mentions are Diarah Landes, Giselle Rodriguez from Bethel as well as Aliyah Asby from Vallejo.

Boys Basketball

American Canyon 65, Vintage 59

The American Canyon boys basketball team defeated Vintage on Monday night 65-59.

With the win the Wolves improved to 15-11 and 8-4 in the Vine Valley Athletic League. They wait a possible playoff seeding when brackets are announced over the weekend.

Boys Soccer

Benicia 3, Alhambra 0

The Benicia High boys soccer team defeated Alhambra 3-0 on Monday.

With the win, the Panthers are now 15-3 and 8-1 in the Diablo Athletic League.

A win over College Park on Thursday at home would clinch a league title outright.

Men's Basketball

Cal Maritime 70, Park Gilbert 59

The Cal Maritime men's basketball team defeated Park Gilbert 70-59 at home on Saturday.

Combined with a gamehigh 20 points from Divine Nwoko — he hit seven shots from the floor, a pair from three and 4 of 5 from the line — and an alley-oop dunk off the glass by Everett Perrot, from Braxton Adderly on a fast break late in the game nearly blew the roof off PEAC Main Gym, the visiting Buccaneers became the latest addition to Cal Maritime's six-game win streak as men's basketball ended a busy weekend slate that included three games within a four-day timespan, all against Arizona-based opposition.

Thanks to this weekend sweep, Cal Maritime clinched a spot in the Cal Pac Men's Basketball Tournament once the final buzzer sounded on Sunday. The Keelhauler­s will now battle for the best possible seed throughout the final two weeks of the season, starting with Thursday's 7:30 p.m. game at Westcliff.

Currently sitting in fourth entering this week's schedule, CSUM trails third-place UC Merced by one game in the win column, and second-place Saint Katherine — a team the Keelhauler­s will meet on Saturday — by one loss.

With Sunday's victory, men's basketball swept its three home games against Embry-Riddle, Benedictin­e Mesa and Park Gilbert for the second season in a row.

Women's Basketball

Park Gilbert 102, Cal Maritime 68

The Cal Maritime women's basketball team lost to Park Gilbert 102-68 on Saturday night, but the highlight was Keelhauler senior Alicia Porter sinking a free throw for the 1,000th career point. Porter is the third player in the women's program history to achieve the milestone.

The Simi Valley native not only ended her evening with a game high 35 points, but a spot on an elite list of the program's top all-time scorers in its recorded history.

The junior forward will enter next week's road trip, the final one of the 2022-23 season, with 1,011 career points and a realistic shot to become the No. 2 all-time scorer in program history since four games remain in the regular season.

By collecting a gamehigh 18 rebounds, she also earned her 10th straight and 17th double-double of the season.

When the Keelhauler­s open their upcoming road trip on Thursday at Westcliff, she will enter that matchup leading the league with a 26.0 points per game average.

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