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MC Classic: Clovis West wards off Weston Ranch in 3rd-place game
Bulletin boys basketball 2019-20
Weston Ranch’s Gavin Wilburn seeks out an open teammate while defended by Issac Martinez (23) and London Walker (24). - photo by GARY JENSEN/

SALIDA — Weston Ranch High closed out the 20th annual Modesto Christian Holiday Hoop Classic Monday with a 64-54 loss to Clovis West.
“We had some great looks (at the basket) but missed a lot of our shots,” said Cougars coach Chris Teevan.
His team finished in fourth place of this 16-team event.
Weston Ranch (4-8) managed to get good bench productivity in moving forward.
The Golden Eagles of the Central Section Division I from the Fresno area featured the quick-release shooting of 6-foot-4 junior guard Cole Anderson, who earned every bit of his 25 points in the tournament finale.
“Mi’son (Coilton) was outstanding in trying to lock him up defensively,” said Teevan of his 6-2 junior guard.
He praised junior forward Donjaé Lindsey, who matched Anderson with 25 points.
“Donjaé had a great tournament,” said Teevan of Lindsey, who poured in a collective 90 points during the prestigious four-day tournament. “We’ll need him to take more of a leadership role.”
Weston Ranch kept pace with Clovis West (13-3) through the better part of three quarters.
The Cougars’ best run took place midway in the second quarter — a 9-0 run featuring 3s by Titus Haley and Lindsey, and a put-back by Gavin Wilburn.
Prior to that, Lindsey converted a steal by Coilton into an up-and-over layup and scored again underneath following a three-quarter court pass from Jordahn Johnson.
Tied 29-29 at the half, the Golden Eagles opened the second half by going on a 13-4 run.
Early in the fourth, Lindsey scored on a put-back and a 3 to pull his team to within a basket, 46-44.
From there, Clovis West outscored the Cougars, 19-10, hitting 11 of 12 free throws including a technical.
Wilburn, who had six rebounds, two steals and a block, finished with nine points while Johnson — he had eight boards and a pair of steals — and Haley both hit for six.
Lindsey, in addition, hauled in six offensive rebounds coupled with a steal.
Campolindo, which defeated the Cougars in the semifinal game, took first place, defeating host Modesto Christian in the championship game, 60-52.

11th-place game
Manteca 64, Liberty Ranch 61

The Buffaloes (6-8), led by Jordan Burciaga’s 26 points, took care of the Hawks (6-10) on Monday.
Manteca jumped out to an early lead, going 20-13 in the first and holding on for a 34-32 lead at the intermission.
Liberty Ranch, behind the scoring of Jalen Patterson — he led all scorers with 27 points — surged ahead in the second half, 51-47.
The Buffaloes, from there, outscored the Hawks, 17-10, to claim the win.

15th-place game
Ripon 65, Beyer 54

Malik Taylor scored 30 points on 9 of 14 shooting along with 9 of 10 from the foul line to help lead the Indians over Beyer.
“We kind of took control in the second quarter and stayed ahead,” said Ripon coach Justin Graham, “Guys were just playing together.
“We handled the press pretty well — once we broke it we made the extra passes for easy layups.”
Down 20-8 at one point, Ripon went on a 28-7 run in forging out to a 36-27 halftime lead.
Troy Brogan also came up for the Indians, scoring 19 points on six of eight shooting while pulling down 13 boards.