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El/ FRIDAY >> DECEMBER 2, 2016 THE GRIDLEY HERALD Question or comments? Contact Editor Lisa Van De Hey at By David Vantress a total of four basketball Sports/News Reporter games on the schedule: J.V. boys and girls games, It was a pretty good and varsity boys and girls night on the road for the Live Oak High School games. .In the varsity girls basketball teams Monday game, the Wolverines night in Biggs. stumbled a bit coming The Lion girls defeat- out of the gate and found ed the Wolverines, 43-35, themselves playing catch- while the Lion boys best- up most of the night. ed a short-staffed Biggs "It was a typical first squad, 80-28. game, Biggs coach Tim The Wolverine boysSheridan said. "We had a suited up just the mini- lot of mistakes, including mum five players for the too many turnovers. But contest. They have seven the kids played hard? players who are also on Bailee Roles led the Biggs football team, the Wolverines with 13 which is still alive in the points. Savannah Rogers CIF state playoffs, had eight. Monday night at The Wolverines are Biggs, it was a hoops ex- in action this weekend as travaganza, as there were Lukini Lualemana Lualemana had 147 yards on 24 carries with a TD in the Wolverines' 21- 20 win over Fall River in the CIF Northern Section Division 5 championship game last Wednesday night. Ivan Pietz Pietz led the Bulldogs with 24 points in Gridley's 86-64 loss to Marysville Tuesday night. they host their own tour- nament. In the boys game, the Lions outscored the Wol- verines 23-6 in the open- ing quarter and cruised to the win from there. New Live Oak coach Mike Voth liked his team's intensity from the start. "We have some pretty high expectations this year, and it was nice to get off on the right foot, Voth said. Gurveer Butter and Christian Eller led the Li- ons (1-0) with 16 points apiece. Johnny Tafolla had 13. Andrew Melendez led Biggs with 12 points. It's going to be a bit of a scramble for the Biggs boys until the seven play- ers from the Wolverine football team are able to hit the floor, Biggs coach Greg Kitchen said. "It's a great thing for our school and our com- munity, so we'll adjust: Kitchen said. "Condition- ing is going to be critical for us here at the start: The Wolverines and Lions are in action at the Pierce Tournament today. In other area boys basketball action from earlier this week, Gridley fell to Marysville, 86-64 at Marysville in the 2016- 17 season opener for both teams. Ivan Pietz led the Bulldogs with 24 points. • Tyler Little added 12. Marysville also took the J.V. game, 62-53 and completed the sweep with a 68-21 win in the freshman game. The Gridley boys are in action this weekend at the Durham Tourna- ment. The Gridley girls, meanwhile, got an easy win over Marysville at Farmer's Hall, besting the Indians, 62-40. Three Bulldogs hit double figures in the win: Gina Loekhart led the way for Gridley with 14 points. Stephanie Carde- nas added 13 and Maddy Tull had 12. The Gridley J.V. was a 56-5 winner in its game with Marysville. The Gridley freshmen also got a win, besting Esparto, 46-15. The Gridley girls are in action this weekend at the Rob Jones Classic at Rosemont High School. Biggs' Ciera Van Quick brings the ball up the court against Live Oak Monday night at Biggs. (Photo by Da- vid Vantress) Live Oak's Johnny Tafolla looks to drive to the basket against Biggs Monday night at Biggs. 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Rutledge told the team The Knights also before dismissing them. have an excellent passing The 2016 Northern game, with sophomore California high school quarterback Quincy football season isn't over Glasper, who has com- for Biggs. pleted 186-of-341 passes The Wolverines (10- for 3,003 yards with 37 2) will travel to Stockton TDs and 20 intercep- this Saturday to take on tions. 8-4 Brookside Christian Biggs, meanwhile, in a play-in game for a has a primarily rush- spot in a CIF regional ing offense based on the bowl game. wing-T formation. It will be the first trip The Wolverines have to the state playoffs for amassed nearly 4,000 Biggs. rushing yards in 12 games The Knights, winners so far in 2016. of the San Joaquin See- Senior running, back tion, started the season Lukini Lualemana leads 1-4, but have won their the way with 1,781 yards last seven in a row. on 232 carries with 23 Brookside Christian TDs. Junior Brian Caro is led by junior running has 849 yards on 107 car- back Ruben Lee, a trans- ries with 10 TDs. fer from Stockton Lincoln Senior Luis Gonzalez who had to sit out the first has added 711 yards on 86 half of the regular season carries with six TDs. under CIF rules: Sophomore quarter- In seven games, Lee back Tucker Bennett has done a good job running the Biggs offense, com- pleting 45-of-89 passes for 754 yards with nine TDs and just two picks. Rutledge said the Wolverines are planning to stick with what's got- ten them this far. "We're going to try and keep their offense off the field, and get some turnovers on defense" Rufledge said. The Wolverines have been opportunistic on defense this season, with a total of 24 takeaways: 14 interceptions and 10 fumbles recovered. Kickoff is set for noon Saturday. Rutledge said the Wolverines will trek south to Stockton Satur- day morning after a team breakfast.