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CalHiSports picks Moore, Range to all-state teams

Manteca High star Courtney Range puts up a shot against Sierra on Jan. 16.

HIME ROMERO/Bulletin file photo


POSTED May 7, 2013 2:18 a.m.

Courtney Range and Bri Moore were teammates for one season at St. Mary’s.

Back then, in the winter of 2011-12, Range was one of the most heralded juniors on the West Coast, a physical marvel pointed toward Cal on an athletic scholarship.

Moore was part of the new class, an active freshman guard with a future as bright as any to wear the Rams’ green and white.

Then they went their separate ways. Range closed out her prep career at Manteca High, while Moore went on to realize her stardom at St. Mary’s.

They’ve been reunited on the CalHiSports’ all-state girls basketball honor roll.

Moore, a graduate of Golden West Elementary School, was one of 10 girls to earn All-State First-Team Elite honors, while Range was named to the All-State Division III team.

Despite sitting out 35 days per the Sac-Joaquin Section’s transfer rule, Range was the catalyst in the Buffaloes’ third consecutive Valley Oak League championship.

The 6-foot-2 wing player averaged 20.1 points, 19.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists, and she had six games of at least 20 points and 20 rebounds.

She was named the Valley Oak League’s MVP and The Bulletin’s Girls Basketball Player of the Year.

Manteca went 14-0 in Valley Oak League play and 21-7 overall, reaching the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.

Moore meant just as much to the Rams, earning two other distinctions from CalHiSports. The Weston Ranch resident was named to the All-State Sophomores first-team and All-State Division I first team.

Moore led St. Mary’s to the first-ever Northern California Open Division championship game, where it was defeated by eventual state champion Bishop O’Dowd.

The Rams went 32-3 and steam-rolled to Tri-Cities Athletic League and Sac-Joaquin Section Division I titles.

There wasn’t a phase in the game that Moore – a fast-action 5-foot, 6-inch guard – didn’t impact.

She paced St. Mary’s in nearly every statistical category, according to The Stockton Record, including scoring average (16), total rebounds (197), steals (187) and assists (126).

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