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Sierra graduate scores 30 points in Team Trouble win
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Sierra High product Christian Williams came up big for Team Trouble Saturday against the visiting Contra Costa Delta Stars, scoring 30 points in his team’s 118-108 win. - photo by Courtesy photo

STOCKTON — Christian Williams attended Sierra High back in the day.

He was a member of Scott Thomason’s Timberwolves teams of the late 2000s — Williams graduated from SHS in 2009 — and played his college basketball at Jackson State.

On Saturday, he led Team Trouble to a 118-108 victory over the Contra Costa Delta Stars by tallying 30 points. Josh Allen added 23 at the game played at St. Mary’s Morelli Gym.

Anthony Leslie of the Delta Stars led all scorers with 36 points, including going 16 of 20 from the foul line.  As a team, they came away with 54 points off of free throws during the course of the game, in the process, keeping the game close despite several scoring runs by Team Trouble.

“I’ve never seen one guy shoot more free throws than almost an entire team,” said Jovan Bankston, who is the general manager of the local American Basketball Association squad, referring to Leslie.

Team Trouble (3-0) of the Far West Division is currently ranked No. 7.

Williams, for his efforts, was named A-Line Apparel Player of the Game. He’s now in his third year with Team Trouble.

After struggling from the field in recent games, Team Trouble saw a return to their shooting form by connecting on 13 3s.

“Christian played very well early on and got us in a great rhythm,” coach Chris Curtis said. “He battled on the boards, as well.

“Even on missed shots, he would follow his own shot and make things happen.”

After three straight home games, Team Trouble takes to the road this Saturday to take on the Chico Superkats, ranked No. 16 nationally, this weekend.

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