DUBLIN — Weston Ranch aimed to stop Alameda’s top two scorers and succeeded Friday, but the Hornets proved to have too much firepower in winning the West Coast Jamboree Pearl Division title 84-68 at Valley Christian.
The Cougars (6-4) didn’t have an answer for 5-foot-11 freshman Lexie Givens, who torched them for 26 points. Stephanie Fong, named the tournament MVP, and Alexis Esparza were held to a combined six points.
Weston Ranch had a five-game winning streak snapped but played admirably all week despite missing three starters. Alameda (8-5) led 43-28 at halftime, and the Cougars couldn’t get over the hump after cutting the deficit to 10.
“Alameda came at us fast and hard,” Weston Ranch coach Darrell Johnson said. “It’s not that we played bad defense, we just did not box out and rebound. Our bigs didn’t show up tonight. We allowed them to get a lot of put-backs and second-chance looks.”
Justice Stitt poured in 21 points to pace the Cougars. Nia Boston and Injesa Lomax added 12 and 11, respectively.
College Park 49, Sierra 45
PLEASANT HILL — Sierra (2-10) finished in sixth place in the West Coast Jamboree’s Jade Division at College Park.
The tournament host battled back from a 33-29 halftime deficit to sneak away with the win. Alison Edwards sparked the Timberwolves early, scoring all 16 of her points in the first half. Jasmin Correa finished with seven points. Both were named to the all-tournament team.
“We made some positive steps forward this tournament and our goal is to continue to build and grow the next couple of days in practice before we start league play,” Sierra coach Martha Spivey said.
Buhach Colony 38
PLEASANT HILL — The Timberwolves outscored Buhach Colony 6-2 in overtime to tally their second win of the season in Thursday’s second-round consolation-bracket contest.
Ameerah Othman forced the extra period with a layup in the closing seconds of regulation and finished with eight points. Edwards led the team overall with 15 points.
Oakland Tech 53,
PLEASANT HILL — Sierra fell behind 13-3 and couldn’t recover against the tournament’s eventual third-place team.
Krista Harris and Edwards paced the Timberwolves with 10 and 13 points, respectively.
Antelope 61, Manteca 35
LIVERMORE — The Buffaloes (3-8) wrapped up a rough stint in the competitive Gold Division of the West Coast Jamboree at Las Positas College.
Antelope (6-3) rolled to a 34-16 halftime lead in the seventh-place game and was led by Azanna Sands’ 16 points. Loretta Kakala finished with 10 for Manteca.
Ripon Christian 45, Modesto 29
RIPON — Ariel Vander Woude made the all-tournament team after spearheading Ripon Christian with 18 points and 16 rebounds in the Ripon Tournament consolation title game.
The Knights outscored Modesto 23-11 in the second half. Sarah Brown contributed 16 points, while Alexis Hilvers secured 10 rebounds and blocked nine shots.
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ANTIOCH — Jennalyn Laminero’s would-be game-winning layup was waved off as time expired in the Antioch Tournament finale.
Laminero, an all-tournament selection, finished with 16 points and four steals. Zahbria Hendrix added eight points and four steals for the Cougars (4-5). Darnaysha Huff had five rebounds and four blocks, and Ashanti Boatman grabbed eight boards.