Danville Express

Sports - January 5, 2007

Monte Vista girls beat hosts, take basketball tournament

Mustangs start season undefeated in 14 preseason games

by Rachel McMurdie

Monte Vista girls basketball team took a 45-32 win, to beat host school Newark Memorial at the Newark Lady Cougar Classic Championship on Dec. 30. Senior Kerry Beeman led the Mustangs with 4 rebounds 11 points. Anina Middleton and Niveen Rasheed each with 3-point goals, had 7 and 9 points respectively. The Mustangs, undefeated after 14 preseason games, start the season Monday with an away game at Foothill High.

San Ramon Valley girls basketball team ended 2006 with a third-place win at the Costa Mesa Tournament in Southern California. Their Dec. 30 game against Sagus High School went 48-43 in the Wolves' favor. Junior Mary Kate Tengler and senior Katie Falk were named All-Tournament players. Falk, who had 21 points, led scoring against Costa Mesa. The Wolves (6-7 overall) will host Granada on Monday.

Boys basketball

San Ramon Valley boys basketball team beat Palo Alto 64-49 for a third-place win in the St. Francis Tournament on Dec. 30 at St. Francis High School in Mountain View. The Wolves (10-5) were hot from the 3-point line. Score leaders Dan Daviess, with five 3-point goals, and Joey Fuca with three 3-point goals, had 17 points each. Senior Vai Schierholtz, who also sunk three 3-point shots, added another 13 points. Junior Brenton Thomas added 14 points. Thomas and Fuca were selected for the All-Tournament team.

Monte Vista also brought home a win to cap off the 2006 year, beating Green Valley 58-50 at a tournament in Henderson, Nev., on Dec. 29.

Girls soccer

San Ramon's Jillian Armstrong's hat trick (scoring three goals) and assist capped off the Wolves fourth game of the Tri-Valley Classic soccer tournament Dec. 22. The Wolves beat Texas school Nolan Catholic 4-0 for a fifth-place finish in the Invitational Division. San Ramon Valley (7-2-1 overall) opened the tournament the day prior with a 3-0 win against Hockaday High and a 0-1 loss to Mayfair High.

In the tournaments' AB invitational division, Monte Vista cruised to a second-place finish, beating Miramonte 4-1 in the team's final game Friday, Dec. 22.

Boys soccer

San Ramon Valley boys fell to the Cal Grizzlies in a 2-1 overtime battle over the Gold Division Title of the Winter Soccer Classic on Dec. 22. Wolves' goalkeeper Tommy Corner made 13 saves to keep the team alive through the shooting spree of California's Andrew Wiedeman, who took home all-tournament honors. San Ramon had previously outscored its opponents 10-0 early in the tournament. The team earned its second straight shutout in a 4-0 game against Newark Memorial. During that game, Wolves player Antone Ugarte netted a hat trick. He had a total of five goals scored during the tournament.

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