Grace, Stuart Hall gain VACA boys semis

Grace, Stuart Hall gain VACA boys semis

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Grace, Stuart Hall gain VACA boys semis

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Grace Christian advances

Grace Christian had little trouble Thursday night advancing in the VACA North Region boys’ basketball tournament as the Warriors routed Fresta Valley 55-34 in a quarterfinal matchup.

David Heishman paced the Warriors with 17 points, while David Wagner added 14.

Grace travels Friday to play top-seeded United Christian Academy in the semifinals.

Dragons roll into semfinals

Stuart Hall shook off a slow start Thursday night as the Dragons cruised to a 61-30 win over Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy in the quarterfinals of the VACA North Region boys’ basketball tournament.

Leading 10-5 after the first quarter, the Dragons blew the game open by outscoring SVCA 21-3 in the second period for a 31-8 halftime advantage.

Adam Pickett paced the Dragons with 27 points. Trae Lawrence tallied 17 and Colin Whitmore nine.

Stuart Hall plays Mountain View Christian in the semifinals 5:30 p.m. Friday at United Christian Academy.

Ridgeview Christian ousted in quarters

Mountain View Christian outscored Ridgeview Christian 15-2 over the final 2:30 Thursday night for a 45-31 victory over the Crusaders in the quarterfinals of the VACA North Region boys’ basketball tournament.

The Crusaders trailed 30-29 before Mountain View closed out the game. Ridgeview only scored nine points in the second half.

Matt Biernat led Ridgeview with 17 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, and nine rebounds. Ben Misantone had seven assists.

The loss ended Ridgeview’s season with a 9-10 record.

RIDGEVIEW CHRISTIAN (31) — Gibson 2 1-2 5, Carver 1 0-0 3, B.Misantone 0 2-2 2, Sprouse 2 0-0 4, M.Biernat 7 0-0 17, Ware, Gochenour, Jessee, J.Biernat, TOTALS 12 3-4 31.

MOUNTAIN VIEW CHRISTAN (45) — Medina 2 1-2 5, Higgs 5 3-6 13, Presgraves 0 1-2 1, Via 1 0-0 2, Coughlin 1 0-0 2, Jolin 1 0-0 2, Gardner 0 1-2 1, Snyder 0 2-3 2, Dhom 1 0-0 3, Rash 4 5-8 13, TOTALS 15 13-23 45.

RIDGEVIEW

6

14

4

5

31

MOUNTAIN VIEW

9

16

3

17

45

— Staff Reports

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