The Tomales varsity girls basketball team (5-3-0) fell to Sonoma Academy (8-0-0) in its first league game with a 49-19 route at home and quickly recovered with a 48-29 pummeling of non-league opponent Elsie Allen (0-4-0) last week. Head coach Chris Kenyon said his team could not contain Sonoma Academy standout senior guard Kate Bayes, who averaged 21 points a game last season. Tomales senior center Ali Azevedo led the team to a decisive win against Elsie Allen with 12 points and 7 rebounds. The Tomales varsity boys basketball team debuted in league with a narrow 48-41 victory over Sonoma Academy (3-4-0), improving to a 3-1-0 record. Tomales trailed Sonoma by 10 points at halftime, but sophomore guard Tyler McFadden, who led the team with 16 points and 14 rebounds, nailed three three-pointers early in the third quarter and the team went on to score 10 more points before the fourth quarter. “We had a really big second half,” head coach Howard Wilson said. “Once [Mcfadden] hit the first three threes, I knew we were gonna win.” Both teams face Upper Lake away January 3.