The Dublin High School Varsity Boys Basketball faced a stiff challenge through three quarters from California High School before pulling away in the 4th quarter to post a 66-49 victory on Tuesday, January 25th in the Sports Complex.
California is emerging as a strong program in the region as evidenced by a 63-49 victory over De La Salle earlier this month. The Grizzlies actually led for most of the first half, stretching their advantage to 25-16 midway through the 2nd quarter. Dublin finished the first half strong and went on top 30-29 heading into halftime, and proceeded to go on a 14-0 run at the start of the 4th quarter to build a 60-38 lead to put the game out of reach.
Dublin had four players in double figures to lead a balanced scoring attack led by Courtney Anderson who finished with 21 points. Mekhi Thomas scored 13 points, Jalen Stokes added 11 points, and Donovan Cooks contributed 10 points along with a team-high 5 assists and 3 steals.
The Varsity Girls Basketball team’s contest at California on Tuesday evening was very similar to the Boys game. Dublin trailed by 10 points in the first half before battling back to take a 4th quarter lead, and then pulled away late for a 58-47 victory. Freshman Zoya Nomani had a big night for the Gaels, Lila Siale hit some critical shots, and Rachel Grier was a key contributor on both ends of the floor.
In other action on Tuesday, the Boys Varsity Soccer team played to a 0-0 tie at Livermore, the squad’s 3rd consecutive tie in a row. The Varsity Girls Soccer team’s home match against Livermore that was scheduled for Tuesday was postponed to February 12th.
The Wrestling team team had a close match at Dougherty Valley, but some late pins and forfeits contributed to a 46-32 defeat. Despite the dual meet loss to the Wolverines and a loss on Monday at Amador Valley, the Wrestling team had a successful showing at the San Ramon Valley Tournament this weekend. Dakodah Hazen took first place in his weight class, Navjot Waraich and Marissa Macias were runner-ups, Payton Dehnert claimed 3rd place, while Henry Baalman finished in 4th place.
Highlighting the lower levels, the JV Boys Basketball team defeated Cal 60-56. This was the team’s 6th consecutive victory for the squad as it improved its record to 14-3 overall.