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Carroll’s buzzer-beater lift Golden Valley boys to tournament title

Christian Carroll sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Golden Valley High boys basketball team to a 78-77 win over El Camino in overtime of the Nevada Union Invitational championship game on Saturday night.

It was one of 10 3-pointers for the Cougars (7-0) in the game.

El Camino took a 77-75 lead when Sam Hudson scored on a backdoor cut with 4.6 seconds left in overtime.

That set the stage for Carroll.

“Christian caught it on a curl,” Golden Valley assistant coach Jerry Stillahn said. “He came across halfcourt. They doubled him and he did a nice crossover to the top of key and let it fly.”

Carroll hit a running shot over three defenders. He finished with a game-high 28 points and was named the tourmament MVP.

“When I crossed halfcourt, they forced me to the middle and there was no option for me to pass,” Carroll said. “My teammates were counting down the clock and that helped a lot. When I heard one second, I put it up. When I let it go, I was positive it was going in. I felt it when I let it go and it felt perfect.”

Evan Stillahn scored 21 points and the GV senior was joined by teammate Devon Powell on the all-tournament team.

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MARIPOSA 52, ATWATER 45,

at Atwater – Sam Tucker scored 15 points as the Grizzlies upset the Falcons in the consolation title game of the DBMAC/SaveMart Classic on Saturday at Atwater High. Josh Avitia led Atwater (6-3) with 13 points.



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CENTRAL VALLEY 53, MERCED 47,

at Brentwood – Ryan Donely scored 17 points as the the Hawks defeated the Bears (5-3) in the third-place game of the Stonebarger Tournament. Freshman Ulonzo Gilliam led Merced with 11 points.



Travante Richard and Jonathan Chairez each scored 10 points for the Bears.

Girls Basketball

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GOLDEN VALLEY 66, BENTLEY 39,

at Pebble Beach – Camille Flores was named the Robert Louis Stevenson Tournament MVP after scoring 19 points to lead the Cougars to a win in the title game.



Naomi Peterson (14 points), Kayla Commons (10) and Marissa Servantes (10) also scored double figures for Golden Valley (4-4).

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BUHACH COLONY 42, GREGORI 35,

at Stockton – Allison Wisdom scored 22 points as the Thunder improved to 4-2 with a win over the Jaguars in the McNair Winter Shootout in Stockton.



Taj Seals chipped in with seven points and 13 rebounds for Buhach Colony.

Women’s Basketball

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MERCED COLLEGE 84, FRESNO CITY 73,

at Fresno – Sonji Green picked up tournament MVP as she helped end a 16-game game losing streak to the Lady Devils’ fiercest rivals with a victory over the state’s fifth-ranked team Sunday in the championship game of the Fresno City Tournament.



Trinity Washington and Rogenee Russell also had big performances and joined Green on the all-tournament team.

Men’s Basketball

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HOPE INTERNATIONAL 94, UC MERCED 52,

at Merced – George Idehen scored a team-high 12 points, and Martin Harris and Griffin Alexander each chipped in 10 off of the bench, but the Bobcats (1-11) couldn’t keep pace with the visiting Royals.



A 5-for-24 first-half shooting performance doomed UC Merced.

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