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Sierra girls burn Flames to end Lodi tournament
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The Sierra High Timberwolves were able to close out the Lodi Girls Basketball Tournament with a solid win over the host Flames 54-40 Saturday.

Celine Barber got back on track scoring, turning in a game high 25 points, while teammate Kayla Wilson also landed in double-figures with 10.

Valerie Nestor led all players with a game-high 10 rebounds in the win.

Ripon Christian 41, Liberty 34

After opening the 28th Annual Stoneberger Classic with a one-sided win over Vallejo, the Ripon Christian girls’ basketball team made it two straight with a 41-34 win over tournament host Liberty on Saturday.

The squad was led by Kaylie Colyn’s 14 point effort, followed by Tegan Manus’ double-digit effort with 10. Manus was on fire in the tournament opening 71-52 win over Vallejo High, finishing the contest with a triple double. Manus pasted Vallejo with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists. Colyn also finished in double-figures in the opener as well, chipping in with a dozen. Jenny Wichkam also was in double-figures with 10. The Knights closed tournament action with the winner of the Bradshaw Christian-Kimball contest.

Galt Boys Tournament

Ripon Christian 55, Stagg 42

The Knights closed out the Galt Tournament with a consolation championship, pounding Stagg High 55-42 Saturday.

John Vander Molen netted 19 points, including 16 in the second half to pull Ripon Christian back in to the contest. The Knights trailed by three at the half, but found their way back into the contest. Dan Vos made significant contributions, finishing with 10 points and a spot on the All-Tournament team. Vos scored seven of his 10 points in the pivotal fourth period.

“We had a good solid defensive effort in the second half,” Ripon Christian head coach Ron Vander Molen said. “That was the difference in the game for us.”

Freshmen girls

Manteca 27, Sierra 24

The Manteca freshman girls’ basketball team was able to fend off Sierra High and defend the title of the East  Union Lancers’ Annual Freshman Tournament.

Jade Griffin was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player for Manteca, while Celina Burks (12 points) and Aryana Martinez (8 points) made huge contributions in the title game.

Martinez also pulled down an astonishing 19 rebounds and landed on the All-Tournament team.

Freshmen boys

Kimball 41, Manteca 34

The Buffaloes freshman basketball team trailed by one at the half, but could not stay close enough, dropping the tournament title to Kimball High 41-34 Saturday.

Javaun Dunn led the way for Manteca with 11 and Tyler Graves added seven.

The team will be back on the court in the St. Mary’s Dec. 20 in Stockton.