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Knights keep Delhi scoreless in third

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POSTED December 29, 2009 3:25 a.m.

RIPON — Ripon Christian kept Delhi scoreless in the third quarter to highlight a 56-13 victory in the first round of its own Lady  Knights Classic Monday.

Ripon Christian (4-4) shot out to a 20-4 lead but remained relentless on the defensive end throughout, even with its key players benched in the second half.

“The entire team contributed and all players saw plenty of playing time,” RC coach Kirk Tillema said.

Forward Kelsey Tillema led the way with 16 points, eight rebounds and six steals. Mikaela Alger turned in 13 points, and fellow post player RaeAnn DeRousse added seven points and eight boards.

The Knights will square off with Hilmar in the semifinal round tonight at 7:30. Hilmar defeated Venture Academy, 50-29. In other first-round contests, Oakdale beat Big Valley 62-27, and Central Catholic edged Denair 31-25.

West Coast Jamboree

Logan 47, Ripon 37
BRENTWOOD — Ripon (5-5) mustered just 14 second-half points after leading 23-21 going into the third quarter.

Kendra Contente and Lauren Feddersen each had eight points to lead the Indians, who will play either Eureka or Foothill of Pleasanton in the consolation bracket of the Coral Division at Liberty High today.

The massive 10th Annual West Coast Jamboree features four 16-team brackets and nine eight-team brackets at various sites.

Vanden 72, Weston Ranch 27
It was a rematch of last year’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoff opener, and Monday’s contest ended no differently for Weston Ranch (6-2).

The Cougars surprised Vanden early with a 6-1 lead to end the first quarter, then the Vikings’ high-octane transition game kicked into gear.

Timnesha Wilson and Jasmine Strane led Weston Ranch with seven and six points, respectively. The Cougars will play Amador Valley of Pleasanton today in the second round of the 16-team Diamond Division.

— Jonamar Jacinto

 

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