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Adenrele, Taylor lift Oakmont over Lincoln

By: Robbie Enos, Roseville Press Tribune Correspondent
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Oakmont High School defeated Lincoln 65-50 in the first round of the Del Oro Invitational boys basketball tournament Thursday.

UC Davis-bound John Adenrele scored 14 points and led the Vikings with 12 rebounds.

“Every ball is mine; that’s just my mentality,” Adenrele said of his rebounding performance. “From day one, I have always wanted to get every single rebound. I have the passion to grab the ball, get the rebound and kick it out. I pretty much just like stopping the other team, so that’s my motivation.”

The Vikings made crisp passes into the paint and racked up 24 assists. Brett Taylor complemented Adenrele inside with a team-leading 15 points and six assists.

“Our offense runs from the inside out,” Adenrele said. “Our offense runs through our big men. We get down close a lot, and we run our offense from there.”

Lincoln is an undersized and scrappy team that played a full-court press the entire game. The Fighting Zebras trailed 17-11 after the first quarter and matched Oakmont’s eight rebounds despite having no one the size of the 6-foot-6 Adenrele.

The Vikings began to take control in the second quarter and led by 16 at halftime. Taylor had six points and three assists. Mitchell Padilla nailed two three-pointers, and Adenrele grabbed six rebounds.

“They tried to speed us up, but we just preached, ‘Slow down, (and) get the ball to the middle of the floor. Create passing angles, and move the ball on the double,’ ” Oakmont coach Rick Campbell said of the second period. “That was it. Just move the ball.”

Adenrele and Taylor combined for 10 points in the third period, as Oakmont widened its lead to 27.

Campbell put in his reserves to close the game and was happy to see his younger players perform well. Junior Tyler Alsey grabbed three rebounds, and fellow junior Thomas Parker scored six points.

“It’s always nice to get those guys some time,” Campbell said. “They got to get game experience and a lot of them are really young, so it’s nice to get them out there and get them a chance to play.”

Lincoln scored 23 points in the fourth quarter after scoring only 27 in the first three. Lincoln was held to two field goals in the third quarter.

 

Oakmont 65, Lincoln 50

Oakmont (65)

Taylor 5 5-6 15, Adenrele 6 2-2 14, H. Ford 3 0-0 8, Hetrick 2 0-0 6, Serrano 1 0-0 3, Padilla 3 0-0 8, Parker 3 0-0 6, S. Ford 1 0-0 2, Alsey 1 0-2 2, Bellinger 0 1-2 1. Totals 25 8-12 65.

Lincoln (50)

Corter 4 0-0 10, Perkins 3 1-1 7, Venturino 2 0-0 4, Jaimes 1 1-1 3, Harris 0 1-2 1, Lowe 3 4-4 11, Sirgist 2 2-5 6, Warner 2 0-0 4, Zamora 1 0-0 3, Keeler 0 1-2 1.

Totals 18 10-15 50.

 

Oakmont 17 19 18 11 – 65

Lincoln    11   9   7 23 – 50

 

Three-point field goals – Oakmont 7 (Hetrick 2, Padilla 2, H. Ford 2, Serrano 1), Lincoln 4 (Corter 2, Lowe 1, Zamora 1). Rebounds – Oakmont 30 (Adenrele 12, Taylor 5, H. Ford 4, Alsey 3, S. Ford 1, Padilla 1, Hetrick 1, Coutryer 1, Serrano 1, Parker 1), Lincoln 24 (Jaimes 5, Lowe 3, Corter 3, Ventrurino 3, Sirgist 3, Keeler 2, Perkins 2, Harris 1, Zamora 1, Coltrin 1). Assists – Oakmont 24 (Taylor 6, Adenrele 4, Hetrick 3, Padilla 3, Coutryer 3, H. Ford 2, Bellinger 1, Alsey 1, Pietri 1), Lincoln 8 (Perkins 4, Lowe 2, Coltrin 1, Jaimes 1). Steals – Oakmont 12 (Hetrick 4, Pietri 3, Serrano 2, Adenrele 1, S. Ford 1, Canales 1), Lincoln 11 (Perkins 4, Jaimes 3, Venturino 2, Lowe 1, Keeler 1).