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January 4, 2011 > Milpitas wins Cain Classic

Milpitas wins Cain Classic

By Biff Jones
Photo by Mike Heightchew

Boys Basketball
Coach Champ Wrencher's Milpitas boys played their best basketball of the year in winning their own Cain Classic (named after former Milpitas coach, Steve Cain) last week. Trojans opened with a 66-36 thumping of Gunderson High School of San Jose. Milpitas was led by Buddy Ames (13 points), Nick Rodriquez (11) and T.J. Hartley (10).

In the championship game the Trojans won a hard fought decision over George Washington High School of San Francisco, 58-54. Milpitas fell behind 16-10 after one quarter then closed the gap to 30-28 at the half after trailing by as much as seven points. Trojans took the lead 45-42 after three quarters, then hung on for the victory as the teams traded leads in the fourth quarter. Ames had 15 points and was named tournament MVP while Rodriquez had 14 points, 12 of which were from 3-point range.

Said Coach Wrencher, "This is the first time this year we have won back-to-back games." Trojans are now 4-8 and open SCVAL, El Camino play, Tuesday, Jan. 4, at home vs. Santa Clara.

CSD under coach Oskar Schugg played in the Head-Royce Tournament in Oakland last week. In their opening game, the Eagles were defeated by the hosts, 50-32. Game two saw CSD defeat Cedar Park Christian High School of Bothel, Wash., 57-48, then the Fremont team dropped game three, 51-36, to Lick-Wilmerding High School of San Francisco. CSD, 6'7" junior center Antoine Nathaniel was named to the all-tournament team.

Last week Fremont Christian traveled to Redding for the Liberty Classic at Liberty Christian High School. Coach Curtis Coffey's Warriors went 2-1 up north. In the first game against Mercy High School of Red Bluff, Fremont fell behind 17-12 after one quarter but stormed back to take a 34-22 lead at the half. However, second half was all Mercy as they outscored FC by 20 for a 61-52 victory.

Game two against Wilton Christian High School, the Warriors won handily, 60-43. In their final game of the tournament, FC won 67-51 over Hamilton High School. Fremont is now 5-6 and open the BCL at OMI, Tue, Jan. 4.

Girls Basketball
Coach Michie Sierra's Fremont Christian High School Warriors won the Agate Division of the West Coast Jamboree in Antioch last week.

Warriors (6-3) opened by clobbering Ygnacio Valley High School of Concord, 48-29. Marielle Sedan led FC with 12 points. In the semifinals, it was Fremont defeating Valley Christian High School of Dublin, 41-27. Kemana Otosi led with 21 points and 26 rebounds. In the finals, the Warriors won over Encinal High School of Alameda, 56-43. Otosi again led with 21 points and 19 boards and was named tournament MVP. Shelby Bolduc and Kim Du were named to the all-tournament team.

California School for the Deaf Eagles of coach Debbie Ayres started the season 6-1 but have fallen on hard times as they lost all three of their games in the Ruby Division at the West Coast Jamboree.

Eagles opened with a 53-40 loss to Freedom High School. Samantha Hyland and Priscilla Castaneda led CSD with 13 points. In addition Sara Wnek had 15 rebounds and Natale Lizarraga nine boards.

Game 2 saw the Eagles get hammered by Jurupa Valley High School of Mira Loma, 74-31. Hyland and Castaneda led CSD with nine and eight points respectively. Final game of the tournament for the Eagles saw them lose 60-55 to Sanger High School.

Milpitas High School Trojans traveled to Folsum High School for their holiday tournament last week. Coach Klint Chang's ladies won one and dropped three.

First game, the Trojans led Rosemont High School of Sacramento 21-17 at the half but were out scored 18-2 in the third quarter and fell 52-34. Jalaena Bumagat led Milpitas with 11 points. Second game saw the Trojans destroy Mira Loma High School of Sacramento, 46-10. Breanna Canciamilla led the victors with eight points and seven rebounds.

In the third game, Milpitas dropped a close 48-44 decision to Galt High School. Joann Chau scored 15 points and had nine rebounds. Final game of the week saw the Trojans lose 52-40 to McClatchy High School of Sacramento. Chau and Bumagat each had 11 points.

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