Oakmont can’t stop Granite Bay’s Duncan
Robert Duncan was lethal for Granite Bay High School on Wednesday night.
Duncan made two three-pointers and scored 32 points to lead the Grizzlies (14-1) to a 53-46 road victory over former Sierra Foothill League foe Oakmont.
“We had no answer for Robert Duncan,” Vikings coach Rick Campbell said.
Granite Bay held Oakmont (10-5) to seven points in the first quarter and six in the fourth.
“Their defense emergence in the first quarter really hurt us,” Campbell said. “We weren’t adjusting to the traps. We were kind of watching guys get trapped.”
Another struggle for Oakmont was turnovers that led to easy points for Granite Bay.
“That’s what happens in transition offense, and (Duncan) does a good job of turning the ball in those situations,” Granite Bay coach Jason Sitterud said.
Oakmont’s best quarter was the third, when it outscored Granite Bay 21-11.
“We were taking care of the ball,” Campbell said. “We started helping each other. We got big John (Adenrele) to come out and set some ball screens and free up and take some pressure off the guards. And we didn’t turn the ball over.”
Jon Davis scored 10 points for the Grizzlies, and Kyle Howarth snagged eight rebounds.
Brett Taylor led Oakmont with 16 points. Adenrele had 12 points to go with three big blocks, and Hunter Ford scored 11.
Granite Bay played host to Jesuit on Friday and tonight travels to Jesuit to play Newark Memorial at 6 p.m. in the annual Father Kelly Tribute. Newark Memorial is ranked 16th by norcalpreps.com.
The Grizzlies haven’t played at home since Dec. 13. Their only other home contest was Nov. 29 against Kennedy in a Foundation Game. Granite Bay opens Sierra Foothill League play Thursday with an anticipated clash at Woodcreek.
Oakmont played host to Woodcreek on Friday night and visits Casa Roble in a Capital Valley Conference opener Thursday.
Varsity boys basketball
Colfax 69, Roseville 43 – Trey Rosenberg scored 11 points for the Tigers (7-9), who trailed 19-6 after the first quarter and 36-12 at halftime.
Coach Greg Granucci said Roseville began the game with no energy and was beaten by Colfax “in all aspects of the game: 50/50 balls, hustle plays, everything on the offensive glass. No excuses. We just have to play better.”
Granite Bay splits – The Grizzlies (13-1) suffered their first loss Tuesday, 62-56 at Folsom, then bounced back with a 58-47 victory Wednesday at Oakmont. Aiden Naughton had 14 points and four rebounds against Oakmont, and Sherron Bradford had 12 points and five rebounds in each game.
Anthony Pedersen and Scott Romuk scored 12 apiece against Folsom and Jacob King 11. Romuk grabbed six rebounds in each gane.