Prep roundup: Carson wrestling has big day at Sierra Nevada Classic
RENO — Brandon Basa, Brady O’Keefe and Sheldon Miller reached the quarterfinals of the prestigious Sierra Nevada Classic Tuesday at the Reno Livestock and Events Center.
Today’s action gets under way at 9 a.m.
Basa (113) won all three matches via pin, while O’Keefe (145) started with an 11-3 decision and then collected two straight pins. Miller, wrestling heavyweight, won two matches by pin and beat Lowry’s Chris Karchola, 7-1.
“The undefeated kids are wrestling solid, scoring first and wrestling within themselves,” CHS coach Justin Shine said.
Also moving on are a pair of football standouts, Kevin Rusler (182) and Connor Sievers (191). All four of Sievers’ wins were by pin while Rusler, who had a first-round bye, had two decisions and a pin. Rusler avenged an earlier loss to North Valleys’ Zach Martin to advance on an injury default, while Sievers knocked off Austin Lemons from Reno to advance.
“It was fun to watch Kevin grow,” Shine said. “Sievers also wrestled tough. He came out with a bear hug in the first round against Lemons. The boys came out focused and with the right game plan.”
Not to be overlooked were efforts by Abel Carter (170) and Corey Jasper (220). Both wrestled five matches, earning valuable points as they fought their way back through consolation. Isaiah Prater was a non-scoring 3-2, being the second CHS wrestler in a weight class. Terin Keller (106) posted a 2-2 record. Ethan Lepire (113) was a nonscoring 3-2.
“They all showed a lot of grit all day,” Shine said. “It is really tough to wrestle back in the consolation bracket at a tournament like this. They all had tough elimination matches at the end where they came up just short.”
Carson sits in 13th place with 82 points. Servite-Anaheim leads at 113.5 followed by Folsom at 109, Del Orio 101.5, Spring Creek 96.5, Cleveland-New Mexico 93.5, Marshfield-Oregon 93.0, Vista Murrieta-California 89.5, Sprague-Oregon 88.5, Tahoma 88.0, Spanish Springs 87.5, Oakdale-California 87.0, Redmond 83.0 and CHS.
SAN DIEGO — Notre Dame started and finished fast Tuesday morning on its way to a 73-48 victory against Douglas in the Under Armour Holiday Classic.
Notre Dame (5-4) took an 18-11 first-quarter lead and then the Knights from Sherman Oaks, Calif., pulled away with a 25-10 run through the fourth quarter in a game played at Escondido High School.
Tre Jackson, Sam Johnson and Zach Kellar scored eight points each to lead Douglas (4-7 overall) offensively.
Jordan Warren also scored six points for the Tigers.
Chibueze Jacobs, a 6-foot-4 senior who earned all-CIF Southern Section honors last year, led all scorers with 27 points while teammate Jonathan Stretesky added 20.
Douglas finishes play in the tournament at noon today against Bakersfield.
CHS girls fall
TRACY — The Senators played hard, but came up short against Lathrop, 53-41, in a consolation game at the Tracy Breakfast Lions Tournament Tuesday night.
Ivy Pembrook led Carson with 12 points, Andrea Maffei tallied 10 and Haley Garver chipped in nine.
“They were up 18 and we fought back to 10 points,” CHS coach Melissa Larsen said. “We did a much better job tonight.”
Carson dropped to 4-6 and plays today at 3:30.
McQueen edges Carson
RENO — The Lancers edged the Senators, 48-46, at the State Farm Classic.
Wyatt Rooker led CHS with 10 followed by Derek Barry and Trent Robison with eight apiece.
Carson overcame a sluggish first half in which it led 5-1 after one quarter and 10-4 at halftime to beat McQueen 40-34 at the State Farm Classic.
Ku’ulei Haupu scored 12 points, Camiell Simpson had 10 points and Lauren Lemburg and Blanca Sosa each added 10 points for Carson.
S. Lutheran loses
RENO — The North Valleys freshmen girls knocked off Sierra Lutheran JV, 23-18, at the State Farm Classic.
Taylor Davison led SL with five points.
Carson hammers Lancers
RENO — Garrett Clampitt scored nine points to lead the Senators to a 36-20 win over McQueen at the State Farm Classic. Danny Escalante chipped in with five points.