Will C. Wood High School boys basketball team pulls away for win over El Camino

Alex Stepney scored 24 points as Will C. Wood High School’s boys basketball team overcame a rough start and pulled away for a 76-53 victory over El Camino of Sacramento at the Les Curry tournament in Davis on Friday.

The Wildcats (7-2) trailed 21-10 late in the first period, but managed to take a 36-30 lead by halftime. The Wildcats outscored the Eagles 24-10 in the fourth period to turn the game into a rout.

“We got good looks because of our defense,” Wood head coach Mark Wudel said. “They got up so fast I was thinking, ‘Oh, no!’ but then we scored a few right at the end of the quarter. In the second quarter we played great defense, and then we started to hit our shots.”

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Seven Will C. Wood High School football players on East squad for next week’s all-star game in Napa

Seven Will C. Wood High School seniors will compete on the East team in the annual East-West all-star football game at Napa’s Memorial Stadium on Dec. 19.

The Wildcat players, who helped lead Wood to its best season ever at 10-2, will be joined by lineman Max Varela of Vacaville, along with two players each from Vanden, Vacaville Christian and Dixon.

Leading the way for Wood is quarterback Marcus Howard, who set school records with 3,389 passing yards and 41 touchdown passes. Howard was the co-Monticello Empire League player of the year.

Also on the team from Wood are running back Damon Lewis, wide receivers Tayvian Cunningham, Kristian Arias and Keith Chester, linebacker Jordan Boyd and defensive end Tharon Cornist.

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Will C. Wood High School girls basketball team rolls past Center in season opener

Not bad for openers.

Will C. Wood High School’s girls basketball team won three games all last season.

The Wildcats may eclipse that total by next week.

Victoria Lopez scored a game-high 15 points as Wood officially opened its season on Tuesday night with a 46-29 victory over visiting Center at Frank Molina Gymnasium.

“Overall, it was pretty good. We’re excited,” head coach Bob Fernandez said. “Obviously we had a foundation scrimmage (on Monday), but for some this was their first time out, at least at this level. We did pretty well.”

Wood never trailed, and took control for good by scoring 11 straight points during a four-minute stretch in the first quarter.

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