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T’Wolves blow late lead, fall in tournament opener

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POSTED December 20, 2012 11:39 p.m.

The Sierra Timberwolves had a golden opportunity to open the Cosumnes Oaks Tournament with a win, but a late run from Folsom High would cost Sierra in its 49-46 first round loss Thursday in Elk Grove.

Kayla Wilson continued her strong opening to the season, finishing in double-figures and leading Sierra with 15 points. Teammates Celine Barber and Katelyn Teixeira both finished in double-digits as well, with 13 and 10, respectively.

“Folsom never had a lead of more than two points,” Sierra head coach Steve Unterholzner said. “It was back and forth all game.”

The Timberwolves (3-6) will try and get back in the win column when they meet up with the loser of the Cosumnes Oaks-Hiram Johnson loser today at 3:30 p.m.

Burbank 46, Lathrop 45

A dismal opening quarter doomed the Spartans, as they dropped their Cosumnes Oaks Tournament opener by a point to Burbank High Thursday.

“We did a nice job on defense,’ Lathrop head coach Ed Fang said. “But the first quarter made things an uphill battle.”

The Spartans (2-4) were outscored by 10 points in the first, giving Burbank a nice cushion from the start.

Lathrop’s woes at the free throw line continued, as the Spartans only converted on 6-of-16 attempts from the line. Janet Visaya was the lone Spartan in double figures with 12.

Nonleague

Ripon 66, Chavez 43

The Indians cruised to a relatively easy victory over the visiting Chavez Titans, taking the Stockton school down by 23 points Thursday.

Tia Siditkun led the charge for the Indians with 21, while both Morgan Carrico (12 points) and Ruth Waters (10 points) also finished in double figures.

“We were able to do a nice job on defense,” Ripon head coach George Contente said. “And we made some positive adjustments on offense and things went pretty well.”

Sophomore

Ripon Christian 51, Chowchilla 20

The Knights blew Chowchilla out by 31 points Thursday in the Golden Valley Tournament.

Elisabeth Regusci had a phenomenal effort with 13 points and six assists, while teammate Bailey Booker added seven points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Sam Radach added eight.

Ripon 47, Chavez 9

The Indians walked all over Chavez in a one-sided blowout Thursday in Ripon.

Jourdan Richter led the Indians with 13 points, while teammate Melanie Ulrich chipped in with eight.

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