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Boys Basketball Playoffs: Rio Americano Knocked Out

Jesuit, Victory Christian and Sac. Adventist advance, Del Campo upset; girls in action tonight.

The team squeaked into the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs with a win over rival on the last day of the regular season and carried a losing record (12-14) going into Wednesday's opening round game at in Fair Oaks.

The Raiders' stay was short-lived as they ran into a deep Broncos squad, who ran away with a 71-50 win in Division II.

Junior Zach Suarez led Rio with 13 points and senior Jude Aka added 10. Bella Vista junior guard Ahmad Smith led all scorers with 15 points while junior Tyler Berkness had 13.

"We made them play our game and they didn't like that," Broncos coach Dave Gonzalez said. "Our team played some great defense and we made shots when we needed to."

In other Carmichael-area boys playoff action Wednesday, won big over Nevada Union of Grass Valley in D-I 68-44.

Marauders senior guard Bryce Pressley led all scorers with 19 points and Parker Uu had 12. Ian Davis led the Miners with 13 points.

Jesuit next hosts Kennedy in Carmichael on Friday.

In D-II, was upset at home by Yuba City 74-65.

The Cougars were led by senior captains Johnny Hayes and David Saghatelyan with 16 points each but that equaled the output by Honkers senior guard Matt Hayes, who finished with 32 on the night.

In small school D-VI, Victory Christian topped Wilton Christian 68-56 behind 33 points from senior co-captain Robby Maxey. The Vikings next host Brookside Christian of Stockton on Friday.

Sacramento Adventist won going away over Trinity Prep of Napa 69-37 and now host Lodi Academy on Saturday.

In tonight, hosts River City of West Sacramento in Division II.

In Division VI, hosts Faith Christian of Yuba City and is at Wilton Christian.

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BOYS BASKETBALL SAC-JOAQUIN SECTION PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND
DIVISION I
JESUIT 68, NEVADA UNION 44
Jesuit 21 17 15 15 – 68
Nevada Union 5 10 14 15 – 44
... J–Okugo 6, Parker 6, Lutes 10, Uu 12, Hoy 3, Sperbeck 2, Pressley 19, Bailey 2, Frank 2, Glodowski 4, Anderson 2. NU–Richey 3, Zuccaro 2, Gardner 4, Davis 13, Fournier 5, Barber 11, Vojak 2, Ward 4.
DIVISION II
BELLA VISTA 71, RIO AMERICANO 50
Bella Vista 14 19 21 17 – 71
Rio Americano 12 8 12 18 – 50
BV–Wright 7, Driggs 4, D'Alesandro 4, Logue 11, Smith 15, Ciszewski 12, Salhani 5, Berkness 13. RA–Okoroike 6, Salazar 4, Suarez 13, Nichi 2, Ashen 6, Joaquin 2, Jensen 3, Aka 10, Margaris 4.
YUBA CITY 74, DEL CAMPO 65
Yuba City 17 21 19 17 – 74
Del Campo 16 16 12 21 – 65
YC–Purewal 6, Singh 9, Hayes 32, Van Dusen 3, Elkins 5, Brown 11, Mowers 8. DC–Britten 4, Hayes 16, Saraba 14, Cahtarevic 11, Saghatelyan 16, Novak 2, Woods 2.
DIVISION VI
VICTORY CHRISTIAN 68, WILTON CHRISTIAN 56
Victory Christian 15 12 24 16 – 68
Wilton Christian 8 19 20 9 – 56
VC–Maxey 33, Owen 8, Coppernoll 14, Halverson 9, Fawusch 2, Almas 2. WC–Harrison 5, Jones 4, McCormick 7, Petersen 4, Welch 14, Campbell 22.
SAC. ADVENTIST 69, TRINITY PREP 37

SECOND ROUND (All games at 7 p.m. Friday, unless otherwise noted)
DIVISION I No. 7 Kennedy at No. 2 Jesuit
DIVISION VI
No. 5 Brookside Chr. at No. 1 Victory Chr.
No. 6 Lodi Academy at No. 2 Sac. Adventist, Saturday

Victor Calderon (Editor) February 23, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Great seasons for the Del Campo and Rio boys! Good luck to Jesuit, Victory Christian and Sac. Adventist going forward and good luck also to the girls at El Camino, VC and SA tonight! Readers, please comment on here about following your team(s) during these playoffs.
Victor Calderon (Editor) February 24, 2012 at 06:02 AM
In the CIF-SJS girls high school basketball playoffs tonight, El Camino was stunned by River City 50-48 in Division II. In D-VI, Victory Christian beat Faith Christian 53-29 to make the section final next Thursday at Galt. Also in D-VI, Sacramento Adventist lost to Wilton Christian 52-35. Check back Friday for full details.

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