DeMarcus Cousins scores 29 points with 11 rebounds as the Kings end a two-game skid and seven-game home losing streak with a 116-94 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night at Sleep Train Arena. Rookie Willie Cauley-Stein comes off the bench to score a season-high 26 points.
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The Elite Eight is complete as Syracuse defeats Gonzaga 63-60, North Carolina trounces Indiana 101-86, Notre Dame beats Wisconsin 61-56, and Virginia routs Iowa State 84-71.
The beach and sleep can wait. The Elk Grove girls are gladly giving up spring break time to play Cajon of San Bernardino for the CIF State Division II championship at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sleep Train Arena. “Might have been Santa Cruz this week, but we’d much rather be here in the gym because this is the practice we all dreamed about,” said Elk Grove senior guard Madison Wong. “This is a great alternative.”
Former Sac-Joaquin Section Commissioner Pete Saco retired two years ago. However, his role as tournament director for the CIF state basketball championships is keeping him plenty busy.
Tommy Stewart scores on a penalty kick in the 63rd minute and goalkeeper Dominik Jakubek makes two strong plays late as Republic FC defeats the Seattle Sounders FC 2, 1-0 in a USL opener Friday night in Tukwila, Wash.
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