The Davis Wildcats’ 12U boys Black basketball team posted a blowout win and a victory at the buzzer to go undefeated in the sixth-grade division of the Del Campo Tournament last weekend.
In the opener, Davis got 20 points and 11 rebounds from Kayden Hoal in a 48-31 win over the Cougars. Will Ziegler shot well for the locals, finishing with 12 points and eight rebounds, while Max Seed was big on the boards and dished out three assists. Rayan Tilmatine added five rebounds for the Wildcats.
Davis then used a Henry Siegler layup as time expired to top the Warriors, 38-37, in the final game. With his team down by one and just eight seconds remaining, Collin Yee advanced the ball up the court and passed to Seed, who found Siegler for the game-winner.
In that contest, Yee had six points, five rebounds and two assists, Siegler ended up with eight points and Ziegler took a huge charge down the stretch. Local defensive standouts were Hoal (who also had 10 points), Tilmatone (six points) and Erick Lengtat (two).
Wildcats 12U White hoops
The Davis Wildcats’ 12U boys White squad opened their Del Campo Tournament with a 32-26 victory over the Hillmen.
In the win, Davis’ Luke Duggar nailed two 3-pointers and finished with 18 points to complement the Wildcats’ tenacious full-court defense, keyed by Zach Ringer, among others. The rest of local scoring came on six points from Charlie Karagosian and buckets from Nathan Bitners, Andy Bai, Mohammed Mo and Jalen Rosario, who added four steals and three assists.
Dugar poured in 25 more points and grabbed three rebounds in the next Davis outing, but the Wildcats couldn’t hold off the Bobcats in a 49-42 loss. Mo had a big game in defeat, netting 12 points with five boards, Karagosian scored five and had pulled down three rebounds, while Bitners and Bai combined snag six boards.
Blue Devil Rugby Club
The Davis Blue Devil Rugby Club’s Silver and Bronze teams each picked up victories last Thursday in Vacaville.
The local Silver squad overcame a slow start to hammer the Black Dogs, 59-5.
Davis’ Derek Pleasants started the scoring by taking a long skip pass and settling under the posts before converting his own try to make it 7-0. But the play send Pleasants out with an injury, forcing Quinn Williams into kicking duties the rest of the way. He filled in admirably, making 6-of-8 conversions.
Reid Blankinship’s eight-meter blast gave the Devils their next score on a play that was set up by Eli Castro’s nice defensive poach. Moments later, Williams took a nice feed from scrum half Tyler Roberts, faked a pass and scrambled 50 meters to paydirt.
Later, locals Ahmari Hayes and Oscar Sepulveda worked a weak-side rush 50 meters down the sideline for try. Zac Slavich then stole the ensuing lineout and rambled in tio make it 26-0.
The Davis defense — paced by Nash Nunes, Carson Bernard and Brian Stabenfeldt — stopped the Dogs on five straight drives before Sepulveda’s try made it 35-0.
Opening the second half, with his team now up 35-5, Williams used a nice pop kick over the Vacaville fullback, to earn a try. Next, Mike McTygue took a loose ball into a ruck that eventually led to a David Kim score and Carson Murray capped off a nice sequence with a try that was made possible by strong rucking from Brendan McDonald and Dylan Newsome. Other Blue Devils contributions came from Winfred Roberson and Wally Perez.
In the Bronze game, the locals also won big, 43-5.
Davis’ Joe Lanoue had two scores, one on a stolen pass, and Tristan Tadano played his usual smart game getting a brace of tries. At one point, Devil Talek Deary juked his way in from 30 meters and later Gilberto Aldecua-Felanto bullied his way in from 10 yards out. Anthony Pedroia inside rushing was big for the locals, while Ben Gore, Jacob Wright, Trent Hart and Jorge Perez each made key plays in the win. Additionally, Michal Goodison was good on 4-of-7 conversions.
The Davis Water Polo Club’s 14U boys squad took sixth place out of 16 of the state’s best teams at the Cal Cup State Championships earlier this month in Palo Alto.
In the event’s opener, the locals got into an earlier hole against the Irvine Kahunda and couldn’t quite climb out in a 12-7 loss. Davis then stretched a two-goal halftime lead into a 15-9 win over Chino Hills in Game 2.
DWPC got 10 goals from Cameron Wright in the first two games, with Tucker Fisk posting six of his own.
Eleven local field players scored in Game 3, resulted in a 24-1 victory over the Contra Costa Sharks. Fisk had six more goals in the win, Wright netted four, Peter Blumberg posted a hat trick, and Steven Csaposs, Jayson Chacon and George Van Vorhis scored two apiece. Single tallies for Davis came from Jake Taylor, Nick Masson, Kyle Katzenmeyer, Matt Blackwell and Daniel Alvarez.
On Day 2 of the tournament, DWPC led from start to finish in a 13-9 win over the San Diego Shores that featured seven goals from Wright, two from Josh Orrick and outstanding goalie work by Garrett Dawson. The victory put the locals in the fifth-place game, where they took an early three-goal advantage but eventually fell to Foothill, 12-10. Masson’s hat trick paced Davis.