Antioch’s boys varsity basketball team lost a close match-up with visiting Pleasant Grove 76-64 on Monday night. The defeat evened the Panthers’ record to 3-3. Antioch’s junior varsity team also fell 66-27 to the Eagles.
Deer Valley was edged by Buchanan 65-64 in the first game of De La Salle’s Chris Vonture Classic. The Wolverines rebounded to beat Acalanes and St. Patrick/St. Vincent in the final two games of the tournament. Deer Valley will play Rodriguez in the East West Classic at Dougherty Valley on Saturday.
Heritage fell to 2-3 last weekend in a 50-37 loss to Monte Vista. The Patriots are participating in this weekend’s Don Nelson Classic.
Freedom’s varsity team took two out of three in the Granada Holiday Invitational last weekend, finishing with a 59-54 win over Miramonte. At the Ripon Tournament, the junior varsity team took home the title with wins over Ceres, Ripon and Enochs. Darrell Daniels scored 18 points for the Falcons in the championship game against Enochs.
Deer Valley dropped its final game in last weekend’s St. Hope Tournament 62-59 to Sacramento, bringing its record to 4-2. The Wolverines are on break until the West Coast Jamboree, held in various BVAL gyms, tips off on Dec. 27.
Heritage lost two straight games, to Foothill and Logan, after three consecutive wins and are currently participating in the Northgate tournament.
Deer Valley has started the year 2-0-2, the two ties coming last week in the Tri-Valley Champions Challenge against Clayton Valley (3-3) and San Ramon Valley (0-0).
Antioch and Freedom are still looking for their first wins – the Falcons have started the year 0-5, the Panthers 0-3-2.
Heritage lost its first match of the season last weekend 69-12 to Bloomington from Vista Murrieta. Liberty is preparing to host its annual Lou Bronzan Tournament, to be held Monday through Thursday. Lions head coach Greg Chappel said roughly 50 teams are lined up.