Heritage, Deer Valley show promise

The girls basketball season is in full swing and both Heritage and Deer Valley are off to solid starts. The Patriots, with Sabrina Engelstad, center, won the Walnut Creek Holiday Classic at Northgate High, defeating Eureka 65-33 in the championship game. Engelstad was named to the All-Tournament team and teammate Erin Asher was named Most Valuable Player. Deer Valley, with Shelly Easton, left, and Maranne Johnson (22), have played a challenging schedule and were 3-3 coming into this week. Bay Valley Athletic League play for both teams begins Jan. 11.