Bulldogs on win streak

  • The Alhambra High girls basketball team extended its winning streak to seven games as it prepared to open Diablo Foothill Athletic League play. The Bulldogs posted wins over Hercules (59-43) and rival College Park (50-45) after winning the Jade Division at the West Coast Jamboree. Softball players Shelby Clemons and Briana Perez led the way in the Bulldogs' latest wins with Clemons scoring 17 points in the tight win over the Falcons.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    DLS notches nonleague win

  • De La Salle High's basketball team heads into East Bay Athletic League play with a 7-3 record after beating West-Tracy 58-53 on Jan. 4. Nikhil Peters led the way with 19 points and five rebounds. De La Salle led 19-8 after the first quarter, but West fought back in the tight game.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    Broncos win two

  • Led by senior Matt Trowbridge, the Northgate High boys basketball team picked up a pair of close nonleague road wins during the week of Dec. 30. Trowbridge scored 13 points in a 49-45 win over Hayward, then exploded for 22 points as the Broncos took down Palo Alto 56-52. The wins gave Northgate some momentum heading into its Jan. 7 Diablo Valley Athletic opener against defending champion College Park.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    Dons claim tournament title

  • The Acalanes High boys basketball heads into Diablo Foothill Athletic League play on a high note after winning the Sonoma County Classic on Jan. 4. The Dons beat Cardinal Newman-Santa Rosa, Rancho Cotate-Rohnert Park and Mt. Eden to extend their win streak to six games. Senior Buster Souza was named tournament MVP after scoring 30 points in a 55-37 championship game victory over Mt. Eden.

    -- Stephanie Hammon

    On deck

  • De La Salle at Monte Vista, boys soccer, Jan. 9, 6 p.m. -- The top two ranked teams in the East Bay poll will square off in Danville in an EBAL tilt.

  • Acalanes at Campolindo, boys basketball, Jan. 10, 5:30 p.m. -- The Lamorinda rivals will meet for an early season DFAL showdown after both had a strong first month of the season.

  • Dublin at Campolindo, boys soccer, Jan. 10, 6:15 p.m. -- The Cougars will look to regroup against a solid Dublin team after going 1-0-3 in a Southern California tournament when they were last in action.

  • Berean Christian at Clayton Valley, girls basketball, Jan. 10, 7:15 p.m. -- Clayton Valley, the defending DVAL champions, will try to get off to a strong start in a battle of teams with Eagle mascots.

    Stars of the week

  • Katie McLaughlin, College Park girls soccer -- The Falcons' goalie produced a shutout with nine saves in a 2-0 nonleague win over Alhambra on Jan. 4.

  • Briana Perez, Alhambra girls basketball -- Perez, better known for her softball abilities, scored 22 points in the Bulldogs' 59-43 nonleague win over Hercules on Jan. 4 and had nine points in a 50-45 win over College Park a day earlier.

  • Sydney Adams, Bentley girls basketball -- Adams' 21 points in a 42-28 victory over Oakland Military Institute on Jan. 4 helped the Phoenix improve to 10-2 overall.

  • Jon Allen, Clayton Valley Charter boys basketball -- Allen's 23 points and eight rebounds led the Eagles to a 64-28 win over Alameda on Jan. 4.

  • Sabrina Ionescu, Miramonte girls basketball -- The star sophomore scored 40 points in the Mats' 84-63 win over Campbell County in the championship game of the Energy Classic in Wyoming. Ionescu scored a total of 92 points in three tournament games.

  • Zoe McGlynn, Las Lomas girls basketball -- McGlynn helped the Knights improve to 8-4 overall, scoring 18 points in a 64-15 win over Richmond on Jan. 3.

  • Nikhil Peters, De La Salle basketball -- Peters had 19 points and five rebounds to lift the Spartans to a 58-53 win over West-Tracy on Jan. 4.

  • Buster Souza, Acalanes boys basketball -- The senior scored 30 points in a 55-37 championship game win over Mt. Eden at the Sonoma Classic on Jan. 4, earning tournament MVP honors.