No. 15 Independence 83, Pioneer 74
He earned 15 points in the first half on Thursday night and before settling down and beating the Pioneers in an undefeated fight.
76 players entered the game 12-0 out of the league and the Pioneers were 9-0. Next up for Independence is the Mountain Championship game against the Hamilton Division (Flower Valley Athletic League) today at 7 am against Piedmont Hills (14-5). There are 76 people on the ground floor of the house.
Guards Toby Floss and Luciano Caro led the return to independence, losing 30-15 in the first quarter. Flores had 34 points, six rebounds and six assists. Carroll had 24 points and nine assists.
Before the end of the opening period, Independence was able to pitch the Pioneers with a 30-19 lead and a 42-39 deficit at halftime. The second half was fast-paced until Independence lost the game late in the fourth quarter with a 7-1 win to 822-0.
Dagharti Valley 59, No. 13 Monty Vista 52
Dogarty Valley subcontracted Monty Vista to 23-12 in the third quarter and began beating the Mustangs in a mild disaster.
The great third period allowed the Wildcats to take a 53-43 lead in the fourth quarter. Ryan Basley has 10 points in the third period.
Aiden Sevilla had 20 points and five assists for Dogerty Valley, leading to an 8-5, 5-2 overall lead in the East Bay Athletic League. Jacob Lace lost 15 points and had 10 rebounds for the winners.
Adam Damian scored 15 for Monty Vista, which was 9-6, 4-3.
Longtime Newark Memorial Coach Retires
Craig Ashmore, who once won 101 straight league games at Newark Memorial, decided to leave after the Asons1 season. Their league game tonight against Mission San José will be their last.
Ashmore has won 1 Mission Valley Athletic League title at Newark Memorial, four North Coast Division championships and two Northern California crowns.
Read more about Ashmore’s long and distinguished career here.
JoJo Murphy scored 34 points and Luke Harris beat Piedmont (9-2) in an out-of-league battle with Oakland (6-2) 75-72 with 21 pairs. An 11-0 run in the first quarter helped the No. 5 Highlanders take a 12-point lead at halftime … Northgate (8-7) edged No. 14 St. Patrick St. Vincent with 72 -69. 7 No. 7 Clayton Valley Charter subcontracted College Park 34-30 in the second half to open a close game and win 53-38. Jeremiah Dargan has 16 points and eight rebounds for the Orugal Eagles, who are 12.3 and 6-1 overall in the Diablo Athletic League Futile division. College Park 4-10, 1-7. … Aiden Braccia had 22 points and Harrison Carrington defeated Menlok at Sacred Heart Prep (12-5) 68-60.
No. 5 San Ramon Valley 56, No. 4 Coronetlet 48
San Ramon Valley was playing more than a chance to knock out Cardonlet in the undefeated standings Thursday night. The Wolves, who entered the game with the same 9-0 record as Carnoletel, wanted a win for manager John Cristiano.
The popular coach had a heart attack less than a week ago. However, contrary to the doctor’s orders, he was in Cordolette for his team’s victory over the Corogers.
Natalie Pascoe scored 16 points and Allison Stern added 11 to lead the Wolves.
No. 6, date 56, Liberty 24
Amanda Music had 16 points and Julie Ramirez scored 15 points for Heritage, earning her fifth consecutive Bay Valley Athletic League crown.
Heritage was 10-0 in league play and 10-2 overall. Liberty finished their season with a 5-3 overall record.
Piedmont Hills designed another awesome comeback of the day. Piedmont Hills won 47-30, leaving Andrew Hill behind at the half 20-14. Pirates amount to 6-5 on the season.
No. 10 San Francisco 1, No. 7 Valley Christian 0
Junior Tristan Kim put up a complete game on four hits to lead St. Francis. The Lancers made their second run when Will Florio pushed the White King.
Both teams had four hits, with Florio being the only player on either side to receive multiple hits. It is double and single.
Kim only threw two, but he didn’t walk with anyone.
Valley Christian pitchers Jonathan Simrot and Matt Rowatt were almost equally effective, albeit in slightly different ways, with three of them walking and 11 attacking.
St. Francis (14-9, 10-7 West Catholic Athletic League) and Valley Christian (18-8, 10-7) will play again today at 3 p.m.
No. 4 Serra 8, No. 9 Cathedral of the Sacred Heart 4
The Padres broke a 4-4 tie with four runs in the top seventh. The best now are 21-3 overall and 15-2 in WCL play.
Pique Walsh and Pablo Aussie each scored three runs. Walsh had three singles and the Australian hit a three-run homer off his only plate.
SHC 10-7 in WCL and 18-8 overall.
Pittsburgh 2, Liberty 0
When Pittsburgh hosts Independence Day at 4:45 this afternoon, it will capture the best pirate season in 35 years.
Just eight days ago, Pittsburgh (1-4-4) won the Bay Valley Athletic League’s first title since 1986. Today is a victory against independence and the Pirates will be regular season and postseason champions.
Trevor Munson gave Pittsburgh one hit in the championship game, two walks and six hits.
The Pirates made their two-run half-home half. Helen Guerrero led the singles. Vic Valle Jr. came in injured and left for the second time. Matt Quisada deliberately walked, then Khamani Blakani hit a flying ball that carried him over the fence, carried the Valley home, and sent Quisada to third place. Michael Weber followed a squeeze from Bart that Quisada scored.
Freedom 5, No. 13 it 3
Sophomore’s Trent Key hit a three-run home run that gave Freedom a 5-0 victory in fifth place and the Falcons (9-11) set up today’s championship game against Pittsburgh to win against Favorit Heritage (1- 4-4).
Another Falcons tour called Sean McBroom. He allowed seven hits, pitched two and couldn’t walk anyone.
Pioneer 8, Leigh 1
Junior right-hander Jason Ritz blew the entire game with a triple and struck out 14 balls to lead the Pioneers.
The 6-foot-9 Ritz cut his ERA to 1.14 and improved to 6-0 with just one undefeated run.
Most of his support for the races came from senior cornerback Pavlovsky, who drove six. He was 2 of 4 with singles and home runs.
The Pioneers are 13-8 for the season and 8-0 at the start of the Ritz. In the last three outs of 20 innings, Ritz scored 336 runs on nine hits and two walks. The only race against him did not change.
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