Monte Vista rolls to 12th straight win

  • Trevor John had 19 points and Spencer Rust added 17 as the dominant Monte Vista boys basketball team crushed Granite Bay 65-47 on Jan. 4 to finish nonleague play with a 12-0 record..

    -- Matt Schwab

    Dougherty Valley girls win overtime thriller

  • The surging Dougherty Valley girls basketball team bested Washington 59-55 in overtime on Jan. 4 in nonleague action for the Wildcats' fifth win in their last six games. Jordan Turner had 19 points and four assists for the Wildcats, and sophomore Skylar Jenkins had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Freshman Alyssa Cruz had six points and five steals.

    -- Matt Schwab

    Balanced Cowboys bounce Rebels

  • Four players had at least nine points as the Livermore High boys basketball team beat San Lorenzo 49-46 in a nonleague game on Jan. 4 to improve to 9-2. Austin Medeiros led the Cowboys with 12 points. Benny Lokula and James Dayton each had 10 points, and sophomore Aaron Kawahara had nine points. The Cowboys opened East Bay Athletic League play at home against San Ramon Valley on Jan. 7 after this newspaper went to press. Livermore travels to Amador Valley on Jan. 10.

    -- Matt Schwab

    On deck

  • De La Salle at Monte Vista, boys soccer, Jan. 9, 6 p.m. -- The EBAL and North Coast Section powers will meet in a pivotal league battle.

  • Miramonte at Dublin, boys basketball, Jan. 10, 7 p.m. -- Two DFAL rivals coming off successful nonleague campaigns will meet.

    Stars of the week

  • Meera Harihara, Dougherty Valley girls basketball -- The 6-foot-1 senior center had 12 points and 12 rebounds in a 54-45 win over Soquel on Dec. 30 in the third place game of the Monterey Bay Sweet 16 tourney. She was also an all tournament selection.

  • Kamar Reese, Dougherty Valley boys basketball -- Reese had a game-high 22 points, including two big dunks, leading the Wildcats to a 62-51 win over tough Oakland in nonleague action on Jan. 3.

  • Lily Wissinger, Monte Vista girls basketball -- Wissinger had a game-high 17 points as the Mustangs beat St. Joseph Notre Dame 56-33 in the championship game of the Lady Cougar Classic on Dec. 30.

  • Collin Stafford, Livermore boys basketball -- The 6-foot-6 junior had a team-high 13 points in a 70-56 nonleague loss against Bay Valley Athletic League power Freedom on Jan. 2

  • Jake Foscalina, Livermore boys soccer --Foscalina scored twice in the Cowboys' 6-2 nonleague win over Washington.