Sierra Men's and Women's basketball hosted Santa Rosa in the annual Coaches vs Cancer game, an effort to raise money for cancer research through donations collected by the American Cancer Society. The evening ended with a rousing 69-58 victory for Sierra Women's Basketball, and a big 64-51 win for the Men's team over the visiting Bear Cubs.
It was an exciting Women's game against the Bear Cubs, with a close first quarter ending with Sierra on top by just 4 points (19-15). While Santa Rosa tied things up a few times, Sierra never trailed and began to break away in the second, leading to a score of 39-28 at the half. That 11 point lead would be the difference in the final score.
In the second half, Santa Rosa kept pace with the Wolverines, both teams scoring 14 in the third and 16 in the fourth for a final of 69-58. Sierra's Shanel Jamison scored 23 points with 10 rebounds, while Aycee Willis and Leah Richardson also had 10 rebounds. Second in scoring for Sierra was Kailee McCarrick with 14 points.
During the Men's game, things got off to an exciting start, and wrapped up with a big victory for Sierra, taking down the Bear Cubs (who are 2nd in the Big 8) with a 64-51 final.
Again, it was a close first half, Sierra leading by just three points (38-35) after 20 minutes of play. The Wolverines were able to hold Santa Rosa to just 16 points in the second, while scoring 26 leading to the 64-51 final.
Justin Asuncion and Khalil Curtis were the point leaders for Sierra, with 18 and 16 points respectively. Asuncion also put away 4 three-pointers, while Aidan Cantwell led the team in rebounds with 10 and assists with 5.