LODI — Reina Sausedo scored what Ripon coach Rick Inderbitzin called a “quiet” 19 points in her official varsity debut Tuesday.
The freshman guard accounted for 10 of her team’s 12 points in the second quarter, and the Indians rolled to a 52-30 victory at Tokay. On Monday, Sausedo led Ripon with 17 points in a 56-52 loss to Manteca. The Foundation Game does not count against records.
“She’s getting points out of our offense,” Inderbitzin said of Sausedo, who drained a pair of 3-pointers and made 5 of 7 free throws. “All of the sudden she’s at 19 points and I’m like, ‘really?’ Those were quiet points. She hits outside shots and does a nice job for being a freshman at controlling the tempo of our team.”
Ripon (1-0) was in full control throughout and didn’t skip a beat when the reserves entered the game in the fourth quarter. Twelve of the 13 Indians contributed with points. Anessa Spradely paced Tokay (0-1) with 14 points.
“We were real balanced,” Inderbitzin said. “A lot of kids got to play in the end and everybody contributed.”
Inderbitzin said he was worried about his team’s energy level after having played a hard-fought game against a friendly rival just the night before.
“The kids were pretty pumped up for (Monday) night’s game and I wasn’t sure how they’d react today,” he said. “We didn’t start off too bad, had a little lull for a while and I think in the second half the depth of our bench really helped. We were able to put pressure on their team and get easy buckets and good shots.”
Ripon will look to keep the momentum going Thursday when it hosts Downey of Modesto.
Lodi 61, Manteca 45
LODI — The Buffaloes (0-1) were minus their two best players — Loretta Kakala (ankle) and Sydney Fryer (knee) — after they sustained injuries late in their Foundation Game at Ripon on Monday.
Their absence was felt at the start of Tuesday’s contest, as Lodi rallied to a 19-7 first-quarter lead and never looked back. Alexa Brand and Monica Valenzuela each poured in 18 for the Flames. Sarah Inderbitzin led Manteca with 14 points and six rebounds.
“We came out flat and had to have a heart check at the end of the first quarter,” Manteca coach Ryan Bono said. “We had a nice conversation and they battled back and showed a lot of heart, but in the end we got down too much and spent too much energy trying to come back.”
Adrianna Valencia scored 10 points for the sophomore team in a 55-33 loss. The freshmen prevailed, 42-29.
Manteca heads to Turlock on Wednesday.
West 58, Weston Ranch 56
STOCKTON — Foul trouble and missed layups doomed Weston Ranch (1-1) after it led 20-10 at the of the first quarter and swelled the advantage to 15 at one point early in the second.
West outscored the Cougars 25-12 in the second quarter and 14-6 in the third.
Weston Ranch came up short despite a 21-point outburst from Justice Stitt. Injesa Lomax added 15 points. The Wolf Pac was led by sophomore Simran Sandhu’s 13 points and Kiara Jones’ 12.
Weston Ranch’s sophomore squad fell 45-36 despite getting 17 points from Diarri Ross.