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Youth roundup: Knights get a girls lacrosse win over Lamorinda

Davis Knights players Tess McDaniel (28) and Jeanne Kim (27) play defense in their team's 13-8 win over Lamorinda on Saturday. Courtesy photo

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From page B2 | April 18, 2013 |

The Davis Knights, a U15 girls lacrosse team, got strong individual performances in two Saturday games, but had to settle for a split.

Despite Camille Renaud’s five goals and 10 saves by goalie Sophia Hahn, the Knights fell to Granite Bay, 16-10. Additional local scoring came from Nicole Pugh and Maggie Whittemore.

In the next contest, a big second half lifted Davis over the Lamorinda Extreme, 13-8. With Pugh scoring three of the Knights’ goals, the two teams were tied 4-4 at the break.

But after intermission, the local defense stiffened behind the play of Jeanne Kim, Tess McDaniel and Sophia Sangervasi. On the other end of the field, Pugh added four more tallies, Whittemore scored her second goal and Hanah Wyman found the net off a rare smash-down pickup. Carolina Leshuk, Darby Maguire and Chloe Nicolet each tallied once to complete the Davis scoring.

Knights U11 lacrosse

The Davis Knights, a U11 boys lacrosse team, played without four of its normal players but still managed to top the Chico Rebels, 7-4, at César Chávez Elementary School.

The locals showed little rust after a two-week break, taking control of the contest with a four-goal first quarter. After that, the Rebels made a charge, but the Knights played strong defense and kept ball possession for most of the game.

Tanner McNamara paced a balanced Davis attack with three goals, while single tallies came from Caden Velasquez, Hudson Garland, Ben Thompson and Taylor Vaughn, who added two assists. Nathon Ceppos also had an assist.

The local goal was watched by Ceppos (one save), Mason Johnstone (one) and Max Villareal (two).

Wildcats Black hoops

The Davis Wildcats’ 12U boys Black basketball team made it to the White Division championship game at the Spring Fling Tournament in Rocklin last weekend.

In the opening game, the Wildcats defeated the Sac Blue Soul, 47-45, behind Rayan Tilmatine’s 10 points and nine rebounds. During a fourth-quarter comeback, Davis’ Collin Yee made a key steal and scored to tie the game up. In addition, Will Ziegler (13 points) and Henry Siegler (eight points) shot well from the perimeter while Mathew Uriate had five rebounds and three points for the locals, who played good defense down the stretch.

The Wildcats followed with a 47-25 win over Carson Valley Black, building their lead in the first quarter with excellent defense and efficient scoring (44 percent). Siegler led the way with 11 points and three assists, Uriate scored 10 with seven boards and Yee had four steals and four assists to go with his 10 points. The local defense clinched the victory by allowing just four points in the second half. Part of that strong defense was Max Seed, who grabbed two rebounds and had two steals.

A slow start hurt Davis in the championship contest and it eventually fell, 49-39, to the YBA Xtreme. Despite the loss, Ziegler scored 11 points and had eight rebounds, while Erick Lengtat played excellent perimeter defense and added four points and two blocks.

Wildcats 12U White hoops

The Davis Wildcats’ 12U boys White squad posted a huge win over Carson Valley to highlight their Spring Fling Tournament outing.

In the opening game, the Wildcats fell to the Rocktown Ballers 51-20. A balanced local scoring attack saw Mohammad Mo (six points), Jalen Rosario (four), Nathan Bitners (four) and Luke Duggar (two) contribute. Bitners added two rebounds and two blocks.

Davis bounced back in a big way to topple the Carson Valley Orange, 40-15. The locals jumped out to an early lead with great defense and Dugger drained two 3-pointers to finish with eight points. Charlie Karagosian (10 points), Daniel Yi (six points) Hunter Sumner (four point) added scoring punch, while Zach Ringer (two rebounds and a steal) and Mo (four steals) played excellent defense.

The Wildcats then dropped the consolation game, 43-13, to the Junior Hillmen. Andy Bai played excellent defense in the loss.

Diamonds gymnastics

In a big weekend for the Davis Diamonds, Isabela Martinez traveled to the Junior Olympic Region 1 Championships in Phoenix — where she performed the floor exercise of her life — while teammates Laney Swanson, Katrina Hernes, and Nina Langely each posted several big scores at the Xcel State Championships in Rancho Cordova.

In her first event, Martinez’s dramatic dance moves and sky-high tumbling earned a personal-best 9.225 to take 13th on the floor. Making her debut against Level 9 competition that included gymnasts from California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona. Martinez also stuck her beam routine.

Competing in the Xcel meet’s Gold Division, Hernes earned a silver medal for her 9.6 on uneven bars then followed it up with a fourth-place beam performance (8.7). She also scored 8.95 on floor to finish fourth all-around (35.825).

Swanson, meanwhile, dominated the Silver Division, winning vault with a 9.625 and capturing floor with a 9.375 on her way to a first-place all-around score of 36.775. Also in that division, Davis’ Ellen Olsson showed resiliency and Langely took bronze on bars (9.125), fourth on floor (9.0) and fifth all-around (35.5).

In their first state meet, Diamonds gymnasts Emma Thompson and Olivia Cooper competed in the Bronze Division. Thompson earned a 9.15 (seventh) for her vault, took seventh on bars and finished eighth all-around (35.175). Cooper was consistent through each event to capture eighth all-around with a 35.7.

Aquadarts swimming

The Davis Aquadarts swimmers were in top form at last weekend’s Far Western Championships in Morgan Hill. The event is one of the fastest 14U meets in the country.

Davis was led by a very strong group of 13-14-year-old boys, as Tucker Fisk was third in the overall high-point race by reaching multiple final swims. Fisk won the 100 freestyle (48.25), then broke the team and Sierra Nevada league records with his 52.66 in the 100 backstroke (second place). He added a fourth-place finish in the 200 back (1:53.75), qualifying him for junior national championships.

Also in that division, Cameron Wright scored points for the locals, taking second in the 200 butterfly — his time of 1:58.67 good for 10th in the U.S. in that age group — and fourth in the 400 individual medley (4:15.58). Aquadart Daniel Alvarez finished strong in the distance events, earning sixth in the 1,000 free (10:06.56) and fifth in the 1,650 free (16:58.05).

Kiet Nguyen was Davis’ top 11-12 swimmer with top-eight finishes in the 1,650 free, 400 IM and 100 breaststroke supporting his best outing, third place in the 200 breast (2:26.74).

Additionally, Tara Halsted (4:20.84 in the 400 IM) and Jonathan Pun (100 breast  in 57.67 and 200 breast in 2:07.72) each won events for the Aquadarts, while Chenoa Devine touched fourth in the 200 free (1:53.54).

Davis also got contributions from Ben Culberson, Sean Kos, Jesse Walker, Vivian Crow, Lanna Kozlowski, Hailey Collier, Tyler Babcock and Zeno Castiglioni.

Davis club rugby

The Davis Blue Devil Rugby Club’s silver squad posted a 28-15 win over Rio Linda recently, getting revenge for a close loss to the Knights earlier this season. That defeat is one of just two losses for the Devils, against nine victories so far this year.

Early on, Davis fly-half Quinn Williams off-loaded nicely to a hard-charging Oscar Sepulveda, who broke several tackles on his way to paydirt. Derek Pleasants’ chip-shot conversion made it 7-0.

After that, the teams traded hard tackles until flanker Mike McTygue blasted in from 10 meters out and the locals went up 14-5.

Rio Linda answered with a couple of tries to take a short-lived 15-14 lead early in the second half, before the Blue Devil pressure began to wear the Knights down. Dylan Newsom, Reid Blankinship, Brendan MacDonald and Carson Murray consistently beat their counterparts to loose balls to set up the offense.

Soon, scrum-half Tyler Roberts quick-tapped a penalty and fed Ahmari Hayes in the corner for the next Davis score. When Pleasants converted from a difficult angle it was a 21-15 lead the locals wouldn’t relinquish.

Finally, a steal by Murray led to a four-pass movement from Roberts to Williams to Wally Perez to Eli Castro, who deftly offloaded to Pleasants for a try that completed the scoring.

For the Devils, Brian Stabenfeldt’s defense was key to the win.

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