TRACY — East Union knew what it was going to be up against in the second round of the Tracy Breakfast Lions/Tim Hawkins Tournament at Tracy High on Wednesday.
The Lancers witnessed Bear Creek’s hammering of Carson 77-22 the night before.
“We were looking forward to the challenge that Bear Creek presented to us,” EU coach Jim Agostini said. “We got to see them put up 70-plus points and hit 13 3s. It was something we really needed for this time of the year.”
His Lancers proved to be up for the challenge, and the coach came away pleased despite coming up short, 60-57.
The Bruins (10-2) hit a 3-pointer with about 2 minutes to go and never trailed from there. It was a close game throughout with the two teams trading momentum swings in the middle quarters.
Sophomore center Donja Payne accumulated 16 points, 20 rebounds, four blocks and three steals to lead East Union (7-2). Ruby Daube scored a game-high 20 points, and Hailey Gosney finished with 11 and four steals before fouling out.
Bear Creek was paced by Vanessa Cochrane’s 18 points. Deyliana Lewis, a 6-foot sophomore guard, contributed 13, while 5-10 guard Maya Price had 10. Cassidy Byrne, the team’s leading scorer for the season, was held to just two points, but the Bruins’ depth overcame her rare off night with their depth.
“It was just a really good, quality game by both teams,” Agostini said. “I thought both teams played extremely well tonight.”
East Union resumes tournament action tonight at 5 against McKinleyville (3-10).
Carson 55, Ripon 49
TRACY — Ripon’s slow start proved to be the difference in this Tracy Breakfast Lions/Tim Hawkins Tournament consolation contest.
The Senators (5-6) of Carson City, Nev. raced out to a 16-8 lead and held on from there. Lauren Lemburg fired 14 of her game-high 20 points in the second half for Carson, which had nine of its 10 players score.
Freshman Reina Sausedo came alive in the fourth quarter to keep the Indians (5-6) in it, scoring 13 of her 18 points. Rachel Sausedo contributed with 10 points.
Ripon will look to snap a five-game skid this morning at 10 when it takes on Patterson or Modesto.
LIVERMORE — Campolindo (10-2) raced out to a 30-11 lead and continued to pour it on with a 19-0 third-quarter burst in the first round of the 17th annual West Coast Jamboree Gold Division at Las Positas College.
Louisville-bound Loretta Kakala accounted for 11 of Manteca’s points, but the Cougars got 27 from versatile 6-foot standout Haley Van Dyke, 16 from Grace McGuire, 14 from Ashley Thoms and 11 from Aubrey Wagner.
The Buffaloes next face Narbonne (4-3) of Harbor City today at 11 a.m.
Weston Ranch 60,
DUBLIN — The Cougars (5-3) built a 38-19 halftime lead and cruised to their fourth straight win in the first round of the West Coast Jamboree Pearl Division at Valley Christian.
Justice Stitt registered 20 points, Nia Boston chipped in 13 and Asani White had 11 to go with 13 rebounds. Amadia Angelo scored 13 points to lead Castlemont (2-8).
“Asani really controlled the boards for us tonight which allowed my guards to get out and run,” Weston Ranch coach Darrell Johnson said. “That’s why we were successful, we were able to push the ball up the floor because of her rebounding and our team defense.”
The Ranch takes on St. Helena at 3:30 p.m. today.
Ripon Christian 37
RIPON — Rilee Clark led the Knights with 10 points and four assists in the Ripon Tournament-opening loss.
Ariel Vander Woude contributed nine points and 12 boards, Alexis Hilvers had eight points and seven boards and Sarah Brown turned in eight points.
Ripon Christian faces Lincoln of Stockton today at 3:30 p.m.