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A PERFECT KNIGHT

Ripon Christian outlasts Riverbank for Tipoff tourney title

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POSTED December 6, 2009 2:13 a.m.
RIVERBANK — The Ripon Christian Knights remained undefeated and closed out the Ron Peterson Tipoff Classic with a tournament title in a 61-50 win over the host Riverbank Bruins.

The Knights (3-0) got another brilliant performance from Tyler Goslinga, who finished the championship with a game-high 21 points. Logan Vos made good on 12 points, while Daniel Van de Pol chipped in 11.

Ripon Christian took a 28-21 lead into the intermission and refused to relinquish its grasp. The Knights closed out the contest with a 23-14 run to open the second half.

Goslinga’s dominant play did not go unnoticed, as he was named the tournament’s most valuable player. Teammates Vande Pol and Vos were named to the all-tournament team.

Big Valley Tournament
Ripon 81, Jim Elliot Christian 48

LODI — The Indians wrapped up third place in the Big Valley Tournament by blowing out Jim Elliot Christian with relative ease.
Matt Ratto led all scorers with 17, including five 3-pointers, while Tyler Poole and Alex Wever both chipped in 11. Andy Bunting and Kody Wengel both finished with 10.

Ripon (2-1) nailed 12 3-pointers on the night, with Jared Ratto hitting three.

Elk Grove Tournament
Christian Brothers 61, Sierra 46
ELK GROVE — The Timberwolves found themselves outmatched in their Elk Grove Tournament consolation game, falling to Christian Brothers by 15.

Sierra (1-2) dug themselves a hole with five-point first period. They were able to turn it around to outscore Christian Borthers 17-16 in the second period, but a tough third period pushed a six point deficit to 14.

Trevor Nogueria led Sierra with 17 points, while teammate Jerrod Patton finished with 12. Nougeria’s standout out play over the three-day event landed him a spot on the all-tournament team.

Girls
Bethel Tournament
Manteca 43, Novato 42
VALLEJO — Sharon Washington left Vallejo feeling like a hero as her game-winning layup as time expired gave the Buffaloes the Bethel Tournament consolation championship.

“Sharon’s shot cleared the bench,” Manteca head coach Andrea Hiatt said. “It was a pretty exciting way to end our first tournament.”

With six seconds remaining in regulation, Washington got possession of a loose ball and called a timeout. Manteca set up its final chance, with Mariah Navarro executing a great back-door screen to free Washington where Mikayla Hasal found her slipping backdoor for the game winner.

“All in all it was a good showing for us in Vallejo,” Hiatt said. “The girls played really hard.  Obviously, it’s early and there are a lot of things that need to be worked on, but I’m happy with the effort I saw.”

Washington finished with 19, and Davina Bennett and Lexi Ziakas chipped in eight and six, respectively.
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