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ROUNDUP: Balanced Ripon holds off Downey to remain unbeaten in boys hoops
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Ripon’s boys basketball team continued its hot start to the season on Tuesday, dispatching Downey in Modesto 60-53 behind four players in double figures.

Dawson Downs spearheaded the balanced effort with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Landon Gillespie also scored 13 points, while Logan Lefebvre pumped in 11. Marcus Madoski added 10 points and nine rebounds.

The Indians (4-0) were ahead 31-25 but could not pull away until the end. Rueben Lewis kept Downey (0-2) in it with his 26-point outburst.


Sierra 57, Tracy 44

The Timberwolves (2-1) earned the road win with Anthony Grady and Tim Sarginson netting 15 and 12 points, respectively. Emil Esperanza contributed eight points.



Ripon 38, Downey 22

Kailee Inderbitzin collected 11 points, five rebounds and two steals, as the Indians rolled to their second straight win to start to the new season.

They held visiting Downey (2-2) to single digits in every quarter while breaking away in the fourth with three 3-pointers and 15 overall points.

Leila Sanchez chipped in with nine points, draining three 3s.



Ripon Christian 4, Calaveras 0

The Knights (2-0) posted another 4-0 win on the road, getting a hat trick from Dayna Koolhaas.

Addison De Jong added a penalty kick goal. Jeanne Oosterman contributed two assists.


Gregori 1, Sierra 0

Sierra had opportunities but could not convert in its season opener at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.

The Timberwolves took nine shots, three on frame, and had three corner-kick opportunities but had eight offsides. Goalie Zoe Sandoval finished with six saves.



Ripon Christian 3, Calaveras 3

Ricky Van Unen scored the equalizer midway through the second half, and goalie David Koolhaas racked up seven saves as the Knights (1-1-1) were able to salvage a tie on the road.

Hyeon Lee kicked off the see-saw affair with a goal in the 18th minute. Drew Meester, who assisted Lee, put RC back ahead with a goal of his own in the 35th minute. He was set up by Jack Dooley.

Jack Goodwin accounted for two of the goals for Calaveras (1-0-1).


JV boys basketball

Sierra 41, Tracy 23

Lorenzo Jones poured in 17 points for the 2-0 Timberwolves. Anthony Mayorga chipped in with seven.


JV girls basketball

Ripon 32, Downey 27

Scarlett Ponce paced the victorious Indians with 16 points and was backed by Anandjap Dhami’s eight.


Frosh boys basketball

Tracy 45, Sierra 38

Sierra (1-1) dropped a tough one on the road. The T’wolves carried a one-point lead into the fourth quarter but finished 8-of-22 overall from the free-throw line.

Isaac Kempf buried three 3-pointers and totaled 15 points to lead Sierra. Karanbir Bhandal added seven points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals. Ryan Alves made two 3s for his six points, and Arsh Gosal grabbed 10 rebounds to go with his five points.