GBK: Providence rolls in season opener

Olivia Johnson scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, leading Providence to a 37-23 girls basketball win over Grace Brethren on Wednesday in Simi Valley.

Olivia Barroca added eight points and three steals, and freshman Abbey Oppenhuizen scored four points and had five assists.

The Patriots next play Coastal Christian on Saturday, Dec. 7 in Atascadero.

In the second game of a doubleheader, the Providence boys defeated Grace Brethren, 55-38.

Matthew Eaton led the way with 18 points, Erik Sheets had 17 points and 8 rebounds, Caleb Jones had 11 points, and Asher Luberto had 9 points and 5 assists.

The Patriots next game is on Tuesday at Valley Christian Academy in Santa Maria.