Jordan Brown, Woodcreek’s unflappable 6-foot-11 national recruit, calmly makes two free throws with 0.1 seconds left, in between timeouts to ice him, and the second-seeded Timberwolves nip the No. 1 Sheldon Huskies 69-68 in a dramatic Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championship game.
Zach Chappell scores 31 points, Kendall Munson has 15 and Austin Alexander muscles inside for 11 points and 14 rebounds to propel second-seeded Capital Christian past upstart Vista del Lago 74-62 to win the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III boys basketball championship at Pacific.
St. Mary’s uses its trademark pressure defense, 3-point shooting and fast-break attack to pull away from McClatchy 73-57 to win the Sac-Joaquin Section D-I girls basketball title at Pacific.
Christian Brothers, which began this season 1-10, beats Patterson 62-49 for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III girls basketball championship. In other finals, Vanden tops Sacramento 56-47 in D-II girls; Argonaut beats Capital Christian 70-60 in D-V girls; Valley Christian defeats Victory Christian 56-40 in D-VI girls; and Sacramento Adventist edges Sacramento Waldorf 41-40 in D-VI boys.
The multisport athlete has become more of a rarity over the years, but Justin Kraft serves as an example that playing in two sports pays off for Whitney High School. Also, NorCal seedings and venue approval ratings.
Gary Gerould, who has broadcast Kings games since the team moved to Sacramento in 1985, will call his 2,500th game Sunday against Utah. The “G-Man,” as he is affectionately known, says he hopes to continue calling games “for a long time.”
Eric Musselman, who directed the Kings to a 33-49 record in 2006-07 before being fired, reinvented himself as a college coach and has revived Nevada’s men’s basketball program.
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Step one in crafting a mock draft is easy: Pass rusher Myles Garrett from Texas A&M widely is considered the most gifted player available, and the Browns, picking first overall, need an edge rusher. It’s at pick No. 2 and the 49ers where things get tricky.
For the second time in their Division I history, the UC Davis women win the Big West Conference regular-season title.
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