STOCKTON – After both teams returned to the floor after halftime, Calaveras High built a 10-point lead in early in the third. Weston Ranch found some resiliency, outscoring the Redskins in the fourth and earning the tourney title with a 59-58 win at Stagg High.
Jazmin Strane completed a tournament MVP earning performance with 20 points, leading the Cougars throughout with a tournament-high 56 point total. Strane was one of two Cougars to earn All-Tournament honors, joining teammate Leticia Infante.
Infante finished with 14 points in the title win, while teammate Emoni Wilson chipped in with eight.
“Jazman is a four-year varsity player and she has learned when and when not to take over games,” Cougars head coach Chris Bauer said. “But it really was a complete team effort. It was a team effort to get to the championship and it took a team effort to win it.”
Ripon Christian 54, Hughson 46
Ripon Christian shook off any ill effects from a lackluster performance Friday and knocked off tournament host Hughson for the tourney title in a 54-46 win Saturday.
Mikaela Alger continued her dominant play, finishing with a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds on her way to tournament Most Valuable Player honors. Teagan Manus led the Knights with 17 points, while teammate Mikayla Manus chipped in with 10.
“Last night I was very disappointed in the way they played, but they came out ready to play tonight,” Ripon Christian head coach Ed Mulder said. “It was a real pleasure coaching them. They worked hard; the defense and rebounding was outstanding.”
Buhach Colony 48, Sierra 38
The Timberwolves could not finish off the Lodi Tournament with a victory, falling to Buhach in the tournament finale.
Shelby Shirron led Sierra with 11 points, while teammate Lia Unterholzner and Valerie Nexter chipped in with nine and eight points, respectively.