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Cougars claim 3rd at Delta Queen Classic
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Weston Ranch brought home the third-place trophy from 37th Annual Tony Contreras Delta Queen Classic on Saturday with a 61-48 win over McNair-Stockton, and three-year Cougars starter Elisabeth Alexander received All-Tournament honors as well as the award for most points scored in the three-day affair at 71 points. 

“We played well today,” Weston Ranch coach Chris Bauer said. “McNair is a scrappy team and the game was physical, but we were able to keep our composure.

 “We would go up by 16 a couple of times, but McNair would cut the lead back down to six or seven. We were able to create a lot of fast break opportunities because of how we rebounded.

 The Cougars improve to 3-2.


Trojan Clash

Beyer 45, Sierra 34

Gregori 50, Sierra 48

 After losing on a 3-point buzzer-beater to Gregori, the Timberwolves came out flat against Beyer at Lincoln High in Stockton.

 “We didn’t come out with a lot of intensity against Beyer,” Sierra coach Martha Spivey said. “And we came out flat in the second half, only scoring two points in the third quarter.”

 Kayla Wilson had 15 points with three 3-pointers to lead the Timberwolves.

 The loss to Gregori was a heart-breaking one.

 “We had a hand in her face and she still knocked it down,” Spivey said of the 3-pointer at the buzzer.

 Devi Coglio, Kristen Maestretti and Keanna Barber had nine points apiece for Sierra against the Jaguars.

Stonebarger Tournament

St. Norbert (Australia) 48, Ripon Christian 29


Turnovers killed the Knights in the championship game at Liberty High School in Brentwood.

 “We had 32 turnovers,” Ripon Christian coach Ed Mulder said. “We didn’t handle pressure very well.”

 Carly Tillema led the Knights (3-4) with 12 points and Nicole Graham added seven.


Lodi Tournament

Downey-Modesto 47,
Manteca 41

Sonora 60, Manteca 47

 Following a semifinal loss to Sonora on Saturday, the Buffaloes (3-3) bounced back to take third place by beating the Knights.

 “Our juniors Lizzie (Tolbert) and Leah (Manuleleua) really led today,” Manteca coach Mary Ann Tolbert said. “And we had solid defense from Fechi (Nkwocha) and Beth (Aschenbrenner).

 Lizzie Tolbert scored 13 points and had seven rebounds and three assists to lead Buffaloes against Downey. Manuleleua had 12 points, seven rebounds and an assist and Aryana Martinez added six rebounds.