STOCKTON — After losing by a point in the game’s last second to start the Joe Nava Delta King Classic at Stagg High School on Thursday, Ripon needed overtime to defeat Bear Creek 62-59 on Friday to advance to the consolation championship today against Ceres.
The game went back and forth in the extra period with Kyle Sisk (19 points) and Spencer Schroen (14 points) getting the last eight points for the Indians (2-1) on a field goal and two free throws apiece. Vincent Olmo added 11 points for Ripon.
The Indians were down 28-23 at halftime and 42-35 after three quarters but was in position to win it before overtime.
“We had opportunities to win in regulation,” Ripon coach Rod Wright said. “We were up by one point with about 20 seconds left and then turned the ball over.”
The Indians face the Bulldogs this afternoon at 3:30.
Yuba City 58,
East Union 54
ROCKLIN — Down by 12 points with 2:30 to go in the NorCal Tip-Off third-round consolation game, the Lancers’ Blake Greenlee hit three consecutive 3-pointers but East Union could not close the gap.
The Lancers (1-3) led 15-8 late in the first quarter but then fell apart in the second, getting outscored 16-4.
“The second quarter was the story of the game,” East Union coach Ryan Tarr said. “For whatever reason we stopped scoring and rebounding.”
Greenlee led the Lancers with 23 points behind four 3-pointers and Jay Gakhol added 18 points.
East Union wraps up the tournament today against Spanish Springs of Sparks, Nev. at 12:30 p.m.
Ripon Christian 47
RIVERBANK — Calaveras outscored the Knights in every quarter including a 24-14 second period in a Ron Peterson Tip-Off Tournament semifinal.
“They really took control in the second quarter,” Ripon Christian coach Mark Hofman said. “They scored 10 3-pointers and we had a lot of trouble guarding them.”
Braden Van Groningen led the Knights (1-2) with 14 points and Andrew Vander Weide added nine. Calaveras’ Dylan Autry led all scorers with 25 points followed by teammate Bodie Wood with 18.
Ripon Christian faces Langston Hughes for third place at 4 p.m. today.
Merced 63, Sierra 52
The visiting Bears scored the last five points of the first half and outscored the Timberwolves 20-6 in the third period on the way to the non-league win.
“They scored 12 3-pointers,” Sierra coach Scott Thomason said. “And we didn’t shoot well in the second half.”
Jaime Ochoa led Sierra with 17 points followed by Jaylen Jackson and Jaedon Malone with nine apiece.