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ROUNDUP: Macias steps up to catapult shorthanded Ripon over Ripon Christian in girls hoops
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Down three key contributors, the Ripon girls basketball team did enough to get past rival Ripon Christian for a 37-32 Trans-Valley League victory on Thursday.

Among those stepping up was senior Esme Macias, one of three Indians players who finished with a game-high seven points. She delivered all of her points in the third quarter when Ripon (3-2 TVL, 12-7 overall) scored just nine points.

“Esme Macias came off the bench and played her best game of the season,” Ripon coach Rick Inderbitzin said. Esme played under control tonight and did some nice things in the third quarter. I was really happy for her, especially being her senior year and doing it against her cross-town rival.”

Kaylee Tuggle and Makenzie Loechler were the others who netted seven points each. Loechler also had six rebounds. Taylor Tobin added six points and six rebounds, while Kaylee Hutchinson collected six points and four boards.

Maddie Yonker fired a game-high 11 points for Ripon Christian (2-3, 3-11). The Knights found ways to stay within arm’s reach throughout and trailed 33-25 after the third period. Ripon was limited to four points in the fourth.

“I thought we did a good job overall, but we missed quite a few easy shots that could have helped us,” Inderbitzin said. “RC played hard and hit some big shots at times when It thought we had a chance to extend our lead.”


Manteca 73, Central Catholic 58

Marcelina Chaparro poured in 22 points, helping the Buffaloes (4-1, 12-4 overall) rebound from their tough Valley Oak League loss to East Union earlier this week.

Kerena Malone contributed with eight points.



East Union 10, Weston Ranch 0

Chloe Silva scored three goals and assisted three others as the visiting Lancers (2-4-1, 7-6-1) rolled to a VOL win.

Chelsea Keathley and Kaylee Mejia chipped in two goals apiece. Gabrielle McIntosh and Jenna Campbell each scored once. Weston Ranch helped their cause with an own goal.


JV girls basketball

Lathrop 51, Los Banos 37

Limited to just three points in the opening quarter, the Spartans (5-0 WAC)

 found their offensive groove for the rest of the game.

Haven Urbina-Thierry scored eight of her team-high 15 points in the fourth quarter. Riana Dela Cruz buried two 3-pointers in the second quarter and finished with 12 points. Navi Kaur contributed 10 points.


Manteca 32, Central Catholic 15

Freshman Jayda Anderson paced the Buffs with 14 points.


Oakdale 28, East Union 27

The visiting Lancers did well to climb back from an early 9-3 deficit but came up short.

Mariela Navarro and Alexa Zuniga led them with 11 and 10 points, respectively.