The Butte College men’s soccer team’s quest for a spot in the Northern California regional finals ended Tuesday afternoon with a 2-0 home loss to Clovis Community College.
The Roadrunners fell behind early on with a third-minute goal from Ryan DaRocha. Julio Hernandez of Clovis made it 2-0 in the 17th minute.
Clovis defeated Butte 12-9 with the Roadrunners getting four shots on target with Pleasant Valley product Estefano Garcia leading the way with three shots.
Noris Iten collected five saves for Butte in goal. The Roadrunners finished their season at 16-3-4.
College basketball for men
88 Butte, 82 Diablo Valley: The Roadrunners defeated Diablo Valley College on Tuesday night, overcoming a 20-point deficit to clinch the win.
Ozzie Meadows led the scoring with 21 points, followed by Rolonte Knowles with 19, Isaac Wood had 14 and local Pleasant Valley alum Anthony Montoya also had 14.
Former Pleasant Valley star Taylor Keating led the team with eight rebounds and Knowles had seven. Meadows scored six assists to lead the Roadrunners, who advanced to 3-4 this year.
College basketball for women
Chico State 71, Sacred Names 52: The Wildcats won their second game in a row with an easy home win against Holy Names with all 12 players playing.
Brandy Huffhines led the Wildcats’ balanced scoring offense with 13 points on the night, with Makenzi Laporte adding 10. Morgan Mathis came off the bench to score nine points, while Haley Ison, Zhane Duckett, Myli Martinez and Bailey Jones contributed eight points. Ison racked up a team-high six rebounds, while Duckett dished out a game-high five assists.
With Tuesday’s win, Chico State improved its season record to 3-2. Holy Names, a member of the Pacific West Conference, fell to 1-5 overall.
The Wildcats take a short break for Thanksgiving before returning to action Saturday afternoon in the opening California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) game against Stanislaus State. The tip at Acker Gym is scheduled for 1 p.m
Prep girls basketball
Pleasant Valley 95 Nevada Union 21: Four different Vikings scored in double digits in the season-opening win over Nevada Union. AJ Gambol led the way with 18 points for Pleasant Valley, while Maddux Wilson scored 16.
Nyah Fortune and Shannon Fong each scored 13 for the Vikings.
The Vikings then get into action at 5:30 p.m. Friday when they host Rodriguez High School at Varley Gym.
Prior to that game, the Chico High School varsity girls team will make its 2022-23 debut against Vanden at 4 p.m.
Prep boys basketball
Panthers shared the first two games of the LP tournament: The Chico High School boys’ basketball team has started the 2022-2023 basketball season with a pair of victories in the Cam Sabatini tournament.
On Monday, Chico defeated Paradise 98-49 to open the tournament. The Panthers were led by Brendan Finney with 19, while Luis Boedtker scored 15.
Also scoring in double figures were Odin Nielsen (13), Rashad Samuels (12) and Rakim Young-Thomas (12).
On Tuesday, the Panthers lost 1-1 to Lincoln 56-45. Samuels led the way for Chico with 13 points, while Jaiden Henry brought in eight. The Panthers (1-1) will play host Las Plumas for 3rd place on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
LP Splits Opening Games: It’s a busy tournament for the Thunderbirds as they played two games on Tuesday and two on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, the Thunderbirds defeated Red Bluff 65-61, with Martin Soria leading the team with 17 points, while Elijah Laster and Adan Romero each scored 11 points. TJ Thompson scored 10 points in the win.
In their second game of the day, River Valley led the Thunderbirds 79-68. Soria scored a game-high 35 points, while Laster kicked in 16.
Right before the Thunderbirds play against the Panthers, they take on Paradise at 4:30 p.m