Summerville Basketball Playoff Game Tonight
Summerville Defeats Liberty Ranch
The Summerville Bears Boys Basketball team will host Orland tonight at Summerville High School in the NorCal Playoffs.
Superintendent John Keiter was Wednesday's KVML "Newsmaker of the Day".
Keiter attended the Division 4 CIF Sac-Joaquin Championship played last Saturday at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento.
After a sluggish start, the Summerville Bears pulled away to defeat Liberty Ranch of Galt, 63-52.
"I was never nervous," claimed Keiter. "After going through a tight bond measure recount earlier this school year, I knew that things would turn out just fine."
The several hundred fans that made the long trip to the Sleep Train center were treated to a stunning comeback, which has been a hallmark of this years Bears squad.
At one point down 20 - 6, the Bears clawed back to tie the game at the end of the first half, 22-all. Behind some great adjustments by the coaching staff, extra hustle by the starters and terrific bench play, Summerville was able to keep the game close in the 3rd quarter.
Still down by one point at the start of the 4th quarter, the Bear's defense clamped down on the Sacramento Region's #1 scorer, Michael Meserole. In the 4th quarter, the Bear's shooting woes subsided. Using a 25-13 scoring run, they pulled away to win the game by 11 points. This is the first time the Bears have ever won the section Basketball Championship. .
Coach Ben Watson's crew has been seeded number five in the Division IV bracket. Summerville will host Orland, at home, tonight at 7pm. Doors will open at 6pm. Tickets are available today at the office and at the door this evening.
The "Newsmaker of the Day" is heard every weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45am.
Written by Mark Truppner