A week ago there were 13 Elk Grove-area basketball teams in the playoffs. Tonight, there's five. The Pleasant Grove and Sheldon boys tonight joined the PG and the Florin girls in the Sac-Joaquin Section semifinals. The boys games will be played next Wednesday at Power Balance Pavilion. Girls' semis will be at UOP's Spanos Center on Tuesday.
The #2 Wilton Christian girls play for the Division VI championship Thursday night at Galt High School against #1 Victory Christian. Tip off will be at 6 p.m.
Tonight at Franklin High School a packed house watch #6 Pleasant Grove force the #4 Wildcats into several key turnovers in the second quarter, draw key fouls in the second half and then walk away with a 63-54 win in the D-I quarterfinals. Cody Demps led the Eagles with 19 points as they now prepare for Delta River League foe Jesuit Wednesday night.
It was a great night for Wildcat center Theo Johnson who flew around under the basket for 17 points, six blocks and a bunch of rebounds before fouling out with 2:29 left.
At Sheldon, the #1 Huskies fought off a talented #9 seeded Burbank team, 65-55. With the win, Sheldon will face #5 Bethel in the other D-I semifinal contest.
Here are the rest of tonight's scores:
(Div. 1) Jesuit 76, Kennedy 50
(Div. 1) Bethel 74, Oak Ridge 59
(Div. 2) Lodi 90, Sacramento 81
(Div. 2) Bella Vista 83, Cosumnes Oaks 48
The Section has announced the times for next week's neutral site semi-final games.