DeMarcus Cousins gets hot in the second half, scoring 21 points the third quarter en route to a 40-point night, and Rajon Rondo records his third triple double in four games as the Kings top the Brooklyn Nets 111-109 on Friday night.
Former Kings big man Michael Stewart says Scotty Stirling, the team’s longtime scouting director, “changed my life” by giving the Kennedy High and Cal standout a shot in the NBA. Stirling died Wednesday at 86.
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Sacramento State beats a Pacific-12 Conference team for the third time in six years. With the 66-63 victory Friday in Tempe, Ariz., the Hornets ruin Bobby Hurley’s debut as Arizona State’s coach.
Cam Davis scores on an eight-yard run with 35 seconds left to lead No. 5 Del Oro to a 34-28 win over No. 12 Whitney in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division II opener Friday night.
Inderkum senior running back Jimmie Johnson runs for 178 yards and two touchdowns Friday night as the No. 3 Tigers’ routs No. 14 Lincoln 82-32 in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III opener. Johnson’s cousin, Grant defensive back Jaulon Clavo, was shot and killed hours before the Pacers were to host their own game Friday.
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On Saturday, Roseville’s Trey Olsen, a sophomore linebacker out of Oakmont High, will become a part of Navy’s season for the decades. The Midshipmen (7-1) host SMU in Annapolis, Md.
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