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Weston Ranch runner-ups during Delta Queen Classic

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POSTED December 16, 2013 12:29 a.m.

Weston Ranch senior A.J. Brown got into some foul trouble during first half of the Delta Queen Classic’s championship game and the Cougars (4-1) came up short against Mission San Jose, 66-47.

Brown scored 13 points in the final and was named to the All-Tournament team.

“(Brown) had a really good tournament,” Weston Ranch head coach Chris Bauer said. “She’s a three-year varsity player and she’s really matured a lot.

“We got into a hole early and couldn’t dig ourselves out.”

Mission San Jose (4-1) outscored Weston Ranch 19-13 in the first quarter and took a 15-point lead into the half. The Cougars, who also received eight points from Victoria Gulley, played better in the second half but were still outscored by four.

Weston Ranch will play Edison in Stockton today, followed by another road game Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. at Livingston.

Pitman 41, Lathrop 40

The Spartans couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity to claim the consolation title at the Linden Tournament but failed free throws late (3 of 7 total) that eventually led to a sixth-place finish.

Lathrop (1-4) outscored Pitman 14-7 in the fourth quarter after trailing by four at the half and by as much as 10 midway through the third. Loreal Taylor (seven rebounds), Jamie Metcalf and Taylor Conley all scored nine points. The Spartans host Downey Wednesday at 7:15 p.m.

Bret Harte 58, Sierra 38

The Timberwolves came up short in the Linden Tournament final despite Celine Barber (13 points) and Tiffany Harris (14 points) combining for 27.

Sierra (4-2) trailed by 16 after two quarters and couldn’t recover in the second half. Kayla Wilson and the senior Harris were both named to the All-Tournament team.

Sierra will host Ripon on Tuesday.

Liberty 53, Ripon Chr. 33

The Knights weren’t at full strength during a consolation championship loss at the Liberty Tournament, but Amber Hilvers netted 16 points and hauled in nine boards. The senior was also named to the All-Tournament team. RC (3-3) was outscored 22-6 in the second quarter and couldn’t recover.

Manteca 58, West-Tracy 50

The Buffaloes picked up their first win of the season at the Lodi Tournament and are now 1-3. Manteca will resume preseason play Tuesday at Winter Gym against West, again, at 7 p.m.

Excel 59, Buhach Colony 56 (Friday)

The Pumas advanced to the championship game of the McNair Tournament after Letty Infante (15 points) and Tai Torio (13 points) combined for 28. Jazlyn Malentino chipped in nine and Jasmine Calix eight.

FRESHMAN

Lathrop 35, Tracy 29

Lathrop took home the title at the 14th annual Camelot Classic hosted by East Union. After being knotted at 11 at the break, Lathrop outscored the Bulldogs 24-18 in the second half.

Danya Phillps had 10 points, 11 rebounds, five blocks and four steals. Molly Moakler tallied eight points to go with 12 boards, four blocks and five assists.

Shelia Mertilen (six points, four rebounds) and Gurveen Bal (six points, three rebounds, four steals) were solid as well.

Lathrop 42,
Ripon Chr. 24 (Friday)

Gurveen Bal recorded 12 points, five assists and six steals as the Spartans defeated the Knights. Phillips (14 points, 10 rebounds, four blocks) and Moakler (eight points, 13 rebounds, seven assists) were once again all over the stat sheet for Lathrop, who outscored RC 26-12 in the second half.

East Union 25,
Modesto 14 (Friday)

Julia Vigallon had 11 points and nine steals as the Lancers jumped out to a 16-4 lead during the Camelot Classic. Cameron Rivera chipped in seven steals and Vanessa Cuellar hauled in five boards.

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