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Lathrop OT rally leads to 3rd place
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STOCKTON – After Atwater came from behind to force overtime Saturday, Lathrop High outscored the Falcons 11-4 in the extra period to take third place in the Tony Contreras Delta Queen Classic with a 57-50 Spartans win at Stagg High School. 

“We had a seven-point lead and allowed them to close the gap on us,” Lathrop coach Dwayne Davis said. “I thought we let them get too comfortable and we were playing uninspired defensive sets that gave them a couple of open 3-pointers to tie the game.

“This game should not have been close but we went 11 for 31 from the foul line and missed 14 open layups. We put tremendous pressure on the opposition with our defense but we have to capitalize on all our hard work.”

All-tournament team selection Mary Cotton led the Spartans with 21points, 15 rebounds, three assists and a pair of blocks. Danya Phillips flirted with a double-double with 11 points, nine steals, six rebounds and three blocks and Myani Thornton added 11points and three steals.

Lathrop totaled eight steals in the fourth quarter and overtime.


Ripon Christian 56,

Freedom-Antioch 45

JACKSON – The Falcons (4-3) outscored the Knights (2-5) by 10 points in the second quarter Saturday and Ripon Christian never recovered in the third-place game of the Quarterback Club Tournament.

“Our defense was a little weak,” Knights coach Ed Mulder said. “Otherwise it was a good game.” 

Molly Hoeksema had a double-double for Ripon Christian with 18 points and 11 rebounds and Kelly Engle added 11 points and five assists.


Weston Ranch 53,

Enochs 46

MODESTO – The Cougars (3-3) rode a hot bench and outscored the Eagles (1-5) 24-12 in the second half to win third place Saturday in the Lady Crusader Classic at Modesto Christian High School.

“The bench won this game,” Cougars coach Darrell Johnson said. “Jaylah Evans came off the bench and contributed eight points and 11 rebounds.

“Her tenacity and play helped us counter their height.”

Justice Stitt was named to the all-tournament team and scored 16 points and Frannie Pollard added 10 points.


Kennedy-Sacramento 37,

Manteca 35

STOCKTON – The Cougars (2-2) nipped the Buffaloes (2-4) for third place in the Trojan Clash Tournament at Lincoln High.  

“It was a back-and-forth game,” Manteca coach Ryan Bono said. “What did us in was that we were 0 for 9 from the free-throw line.”

Jayda Jackson led the Buffaloes with eight points and Sarah Inderbitzin was named to the all-tournament team. 


East Union Tournament

East Union 52, Tracy 36

The tournament-host Lancers outscored the Bulldogs 15-2 in the third quarter to pull away for the championship.

Stephanie Mata hit three 3-pointers and scored 17 points for East Union and was named the tournament’s most valuable player. Nina Murphy led the Lancers with 20 points and was earned all-tournament honors.


Consolation championship

Ripon 33, Ripon

Christian 21

Sarah Brown led the Knights with eight points and two steals.

Ariel Hilvers added seven points and six rebounds for Ripon Christian and Elizabeth Thomas had seven rebounds.

Mia Culver led the Indians with nine points and Maci Herrin added eight points.