Sophomore guard Erin Asher scored a game-high 16 points for the Patriots. Sophomore post player Sabrina Englestad contributed 12. For the Falcons, sophomore guards Elsie Ross and Michelle Ponte each notched five points.
On Monday, Heritage doubled up Kennedy from Richmond at the home Martin Luther King Classic, claiming a 60-30 win. Asher again led the Patriots, this time with 20 points. The victory advanced Heritage’s record to 12-5 (1-0 BVAL). The Patriots travel to Antioch on Friday.
Freedom 42, Alhambra 41
Also in the Martin Luther King Classic at Heritage, Freedom eked out a 42-41 win over Alhambra. Ross led the Falcons with 15 points; junior center Nicole Mass contributed 11 for Freedom, which ended the game 6-11 (0-1 BVAL).
The Falcons had a tough time trying to stop Bulldogs freshman forward Taylor Berry, who scored 24 points that night.
Freedom hosts rival Liberty on Friday.
Deer Valley 44, St. Francis 31
Deer Valley senior guard Raven Fox scored a game-high 23 points as the Wolverines beat St. Francis 44-31 on Monday in the Terra Nova Shootout, near Pacifica.
Deer Valley led 19-17 at halftime, but a 16-point third quarter boosted the Wolverines to victory. Senior forward Kayla Alexander chipped in seven points. The win gave Deer Valley an 8-5 record.
Pittsburg 48, Liberty 45
To start league play, Pittsburg topped Liberty in a close 48-45 victory. Junior center Bernadette Fong led the Lions with 25 points. Sophomore guard Gabrielle Freeman contributed six. Sophomore guard Janeek Mollique scored a team-high 14 points for the Pirates.