Ripon High’s girls basketball team dominated in the post in its 55-25 drubbing of host Riverbank Thursday.
The Indians (4-1 Trans Valley League, 14-4 overall) were coming off a 56-28 loss to four-time conference champion Modesto Christian, and, despite Thursday’s overwhelming victory, coach George Contente saw ill effects from that setback.
They were well ahead 19-5 by the end of the first quarter, and Riverbank (1-4, 6-10) was held to single-digit scoring in every period.
“I wanted to see better execution and we didn’t do that,” Contente said. “We just outhustled them, which you always like, but we’re still not executing the way we should be.”
Senior Rachel Rodriguez was a beast in the paint for Ripon, posting 15 points, eight rebounds and four blocks. Sophomore reserve forward Tia Sidtikun added 14 points, and Kendra Contente had nine.
Freshman Janelle Luu led Riverbank with 15 points.
Ripon Christian 59, Delhi 13
Mikaela Alger’s 22 points and 10 rebounds alone was enough for RC, which got 12 more points from Morgan Alger and 11 from RaeAnn DeRousse.