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ROUNDUP: Ripon Christian boys basketball claims Riverbank tourney crown
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RIVERBANK — Eli Terpsma and the Ripon Christian boys basketball team got going in the second half of the Ron Peterson Tip-Off Tournament title game on Saturday, and the Knights overcame Calaveras 51-45 in this battle of unbeaten.

They led 19-18 at halftime but netted 16 points in each of the final two periods. Terpsma registered 15 of his team-high 17 points in the second half while burying four 3s. Griffin de Abreu and center Thys Van Der Hoek each added 15 points for Ripon Christian (3-0).

“Calaveras’ zone (defense) took us a while to figure out, but the guys made some adjustments and then we started to knock down some shots,” Ripon Christian coach Mark Hofman said.

Jay Clifton amassed 28 points to pace Calaveras (5-1) and drained four 3s after he was held scoreless in the opening quarter.


Stagg Tournament

Stagg 51, Ripon 50

STOCKTON — The Indians were ahead by two points going into fourth quarter and could not hold the lead.

“We were in a couple of close games and have not been able to put in four complete quarters,” Ripon coach Justin Graham said. “We are just not good enough yet.

“We got our football guys a few weeks ago and we have an opportunity to see some improvement.”

Logan Gillespie led the Indians (0-5) with 22 points behind four 3-pointers and a perfect 4 for 4 from the free-throw line. Nolan Young flirted with a double-double with 11 points and eight rebounds and Anthony Saucedo added 10 rebounds, six points, six assists and two steals.


Modesto City Classic

El Capitan 77, Lathrop 75

MODESTO — El Capitan’s Will Bain burned the Spartans (2-2) for 26 points on the final day of the tournament.

Lathrop trailed by nine, 64-55, going into the fourth quarter but its comeback fell short. Napoleon Reeves led four Lathrop scorers in double figures with 17 points. Izaias White finished with 14, Camryn Hayes 12 and Kameron Jones 11.



Golden Valley Tournament

Ripon 39, Golden Valley 25

MERCED — The Indians (4-1) were in full control of the consolation final, staking a 23-4 halftime lead. They handily won their final two games of the tournament after opening with a loss to Madera. The team was minus three key players, including third-year varsity contributor Makenzie Loechler.

Kaylee Hutchinson helped shoulder the load and earned all-tournament recognition, leading Ripon with 18 points and five rebounds in the finale. Sierra Hollis pulled down nine rebounds, and Grace Mikami handed out four assists.

“This was a good tournament for us to play against other teams that we normally don’t see,” Ripon coach Rick Inderbitzin said. “It was a learning experience, and I was pleased with some of the things we did.”


Ripon 43, Merced 28

In the consolation semifinals Friday, Ripon weathered an early barrage of 3-points from Merced, which made for of its six from long range in the first half.

The Indians took advantage of their depth and were paced by Hollis’ nine points and 11 rebounds. Gabby Delgado also tallied nine points. Hutchinson chipped in six assists and four rebounds.


Los Banos Tournament

Lathrop 45, Modesto 39

LOS BANOS — The Spartans (3-2) fought off a sluggish start to win the consolation championship.

“It seemed like we were sluggish to start,” Lathrop coach Dwayne Davis said. “It didn’t seem like we were ever in danger of losing the lead but we were stepping slowly.

“We just weren’t sharp.”

All-tournament selection Kierstin Constantino led Lathrop with 17 points. Isa Paniagua added 11 points and Tatianna Lowery 7.



Pitman Tournament

Atwater 2, Pitman 1

TURLOCK — Aaron Silva got the Cougars on the board late in the game with a penalty kick.

Filling in for the starting and backup goalies, Eleazar Nava had six saves for Weston Ranch.


Weston Ranch 4, Merced 3

With five minutes left in the game Aaron Silva scored his second goal of the game to put the Cougars ahead.

Angel Zapata and Aaron Silva gave the Cougars a 2-0 lead and after the Bears tied the game Alexis Chavez put Weston Ranch ahead 3-2.

Silva and Zapata each had an assist.


Weston Ranch 2, Turlock 1

The Cougars capped Friday off by bouncing back from a poor performance earlier in the day.

Chavez and Zapata (assist) scored.

Marcos Arriaza posted seven saves for Weston Ranch.


Patterson 4, Weston Ranch 1

The Cougars opened the tournament against a very good and organized Tigers team.

Cesar Juarez scored the lone goal for Weston Ranch.



Ceres Tournament

CERES — Derrick Day took second in his weight division Saturday, winning three of four matches.

After pinning his first two opponents, he won in the semifinals 11-9 and was outpointed in the championship round, 12-7.