Throughout the West Coast Jamboree the Weston Ranch girls basketball team was able to put up quality showings against each tournament opponent, but that was not the case in the Cougars’ 61-39 loss to Monte Vista in the championship round of the Tanzanite Division.
Weston Ranch (9-3) had minimal productivity on the offensive end, getting a team-high 13 points from Leticia Infante and had a tough night on the defensive end as well.
“We didn’t want to play defense, we didn’t want to rebound,” Cougars head coach Chris Bauer said. “They wanted it more than us and it showed. We made a little run in the third, but when you don’t want it from the get-go it’s kind of hard to turn it on and turn it off.”
Aljanae Brown finished in double-figures with 10.
Weston Ranch will open its Valley Oak League season with a trip to Oakdale to take on the Mustangs.
Palm Springs 40, Ripon 33
The Indians put together a competitive first half, but could not muster enough offense down the stretchm in the Diamond Division finale.
The Indians trailed by a single point at the intermission 18-17, but did not help their cause down the stretch, connecting on just one of eight free throw attempts.
“This tournament is great for the competition,” Ripon head coach George Contente said. “Every game is a tough game.
“It was a good experience for as young of a team as we are.”
Ruth Waters finished with eight points to lead the Indians alongside Tia Sidtikun’s eight points. Waters’ play in the tournament on her a spot on the all-tournament team, Morgan Carrico also had eight points and teammate Kelsey Alexander added seven.
Ripon (8-3) will open its Trans Valley League schedule with a home contest against Hilmar High.