TURLOCK – East Union’s Marcus Sequeira hit a big 3-pointer and the go-ahead free throw in the second overtime Friday night, as the Lancers stunned 42nd annual Godinez Tournament host Turlock 76-75 in double overtime.
They’ll face Golden Valley of Merced in the championship game tonight at 6.
“It was a dogfight,” East Union coach James Ward said. We got killed on the boards but we fought hard, played tough and made some big shots to force overtime.
“It was a good all-around team effort. We played bigger than we were.”
The two teams were tied 30-30 at halftime and the Lancers (5-2) trailed by five in the fourth quarter. East Union hit its free throws down the stretch while the Bulldogs (4-2) did not.
Christian Cuevas led East Union with 31 points. Parm Khattra added 20 points and Asiah Scott chipped in 19.
Weston Ranch 73, Brookside Christian 57
STOCKTON — Weston Ranch (5-1) surged to a 22-9 first-quarter lead and coasted to a championship-round meeting with unbeaten Bethel (6-0) of Vallejo. Bethel blasted tourney host Edison 72-49 in the other semifinal.
Donjae’ Lindsey fired 25 points while adding six rebounds and four steals for the Cougars. Gavin Wilburn finished with 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Weston Ranch and Bethel will tangle at 7, while Brookside Christian (5-1) takes on Edison for third place.
Sierra 49, Grant 46
ROSEVILLE — Coming off their first loss of the season, the Timberwolves (4-10 overcame an early 18-10 deficit with strong interior play and outrebounded Grant (2-6), 53-27. They play Natomas in the consolation final today at 12:30.
“The girls responded the way they needed to,” Sierra coach Founts-Bergerson said. “Grant is a good team. We are excited we got the win.”
Inessa Villanueva sank three 3-pointers and had a team-high 13 points. Natalie Dias and Dulce Cruz contributed 12 and 11 points, respectively.
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Weston Ranch 54, Downey 49
LODI — The Cougars (2-2) got the first win in the return of former coach Chris Bauer, who took over the program at the start of the week.
Jennalyn Laminero amassed 18 points in what was an otherwise balanced effort for Weston Ranch, which plays Rock Canyon of Colorado for the consolation title this morning at 11:30. Jazlyn White tallied eight points and 10 rebounds. Darnaysha Huff (nine rebounds, four steals, two blocks), Zahbria Hendrix (seven rebounds) and Kyshanti King tallied seven points apiece.
Abigail Van Diepen paced Downey (0-6) with 20 points.
Swett 70, Ripon 52
LODI — Lexie Datcher paced four Warriors in double figures with 18 points, including five 3-pointers. Swett (3-3) of Crockett takes on tournament host Lodi in the final round.
Ripon (2-2) played catch-up since trailing 18-6 after the opening quarter. Mackenzie Hutchinson accumulated 16 points and seven rebounds for the Indians, while fellow post Sydney Thomason contributed eight points and 10 boards. Reina Sausedo added 14 points and seven rebounds, and Rachel Sausedo handed out eight assists.
Ripon faces Mountain House for third place.
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Freedom 51 Ripon Christian 42
JACKSON — Ripon Christian (3-3) was able to keep pace for a half, trailing 27-24 by the midway point.
The Falcons (3-0) from Oakley took over from there, using a pressure defense to outscore the Knights 10-2 in the third period. Gail Victuelles led all scorers with 20 points.
Rilee Clark paced Ripon Christian with 12 points and nine rebounds. Morgan Van Elderen added 11 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Sarah Brown pitched in with eight points and four steals.
The Knights are vying for third place at 3:30 today against Golden Sierra.