Warriors beat Delta in hoops tournament

Sammy Gonzales pushes the ball up court during a recent home Winters High School varsity boys basketball game. Photo by Ken Stewart

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It was a great tournament with good competition for the Winters High School varsity boys basketball team and it was just seven points that kept them from going 3-0.

The Warriors competed in the Vacaville Christian Tournament on Dec. 21-23 and went 1-2 after losing game one by 6 points and game three by 1 point in overtime.

Junior Daniel Carrion made the All Tournament Team after averaging 20 points, six rebounds and four steals per game in his first three games of the season.

On Thursday, Dec. 21, Winters took on Armijo High School from Fairfield and lost a close game 59-53. A strong second period put the Warriors up 28-24 at the half but the Indians outscored them 35-25 in the second half.

Carrion made his presence known, putting 25 points on the board to lead the Warriors and had eight rebounds. Kyle Thomas scored 10 points and had nine rebounds and two steals. Alec Matheson scored 6 points, had nine rebounds and two blocks.

Tyler Berry scored 6 points and had two rebounds. Jordan Colbach scored 3 points and had four rebounds. Thomas Kakutani scored 2 points, Sammy Gonzales scored 1 point and had two assists, while Ruben Valencia had two rebounds, six assists and two steals.

On Friday, Dec. 22, the Warriors returned to the court and beat Delta 50-32. Again, Carrion led all scorers with 17 points, four rebounds and a block, and had eight steals. Berry scored 10 points, had three rebounds, a block and four steals.

Matheson scored 7 points, had four rebounds, a block and a steal. Thomas scored 6 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, had a block, two assists and four steals. Valencia scored 6 points, had three rebounds, six assists and two steals.

Kakutani scored 2 points, had two rebounds, two assists and six steals. Ehsan Fazel had two rebounds, a steal and one assist and Colbach had three rebounds and five steals.

The Warriors took on Big Valley Christian on Saturday, Dec. 23, and lost a disappointing 57-56 contest in overtime. In a very evenly matched game where neither team outscored the other more than five points in any period or overtime play, the Warriors were outscored 6-5 in overtime action for the loss.

Carrion led the Warriors again with 19 points, had seven rebounds, a block, one assist and four steals. Valencia scored 14 points, had three rebounds, a block, three assists and two steals. Berry scored 9 points and had a rebound and four steals. Matheson scored 4 points and had four rebounds.

Thomas scored 4 points, had four rebounds and a block. Colbach scored 4 points, had four rebounds, one assist and two steals. Kakutani scored 2 points, had two rebounds, three assists and four steals.

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