ELK GROVE -- The Modesto Junior College men's basketball team won't get a chance to defend its Clark Classic title. Andrew Lotts, last year's state scoring champ, made sure of it.
Lotts scored 45 points to lift Feather River to a 92-76 victory over the Pirates in the second round of Cosumnes River's tournament. Tashawn Mabry had 19 points to pace MJC, while Mike Hill and Brenden Evans had 15 and 14, respectively. The Pirates will play Columbia in the third-place game today at 1 p.m.
CSUS MEN FALL, at Turlock A half-time lead isn't much good if you can't hold it, and that was the case Friday night for the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors, who lost 70-65 to Humboldt State. Nick Hodge had 13 points, Clinton Tremelling 12 (with four 3-pointers) and Ray Mitchell 10 for Stan State, but it wasn't enough to offset 21 from Alec Williams of the Lumberjacks (4-1, 1-1 California Collegiate Athletic Association).
Marcus Walters led the Warriors (1-2, 0-1) with eight rebounds and Mitchell had seven.
UC MEN LOSE BY 15 The UC Merced men's team lost 82-67 to Westmont College.
CSUS WOMEN WINLESS, at Turlock Lauren Godde had another double-double night with 19 points and 13 rebounds, but it wasn't nearly enough to keep the Stanislaus women's basketball team from falling 72-56 to Humboldt State. The Warriors are 0-5 and 0-2 CCAA.
Cal State Stanislaus closed to within 7 points, 48-41, in the second half, but the Lumberjacks (5-2, 2-0) finally pulled away.
UC MERCED MASTERED, at Merced Eleven different players scored as the Master's (6-2) coasted to a 75-38 victory and the Mustangs' sixth win in a row. The Mustangs arrived on the UC campus only 10 minutes before tipoff after an accident on Highway 99 delayed their trip from Santa Clarita. Shelby Howard had 10 points for the Golden Bobcats (1-5).
BLUE DEVILS SKIDDING The Merced College men's basketball team found itself in a dead heat with Napa at the Clark Classic, but lost the final kick to fall to 0-8. Napa outscored the Blue Devils 30-16 in the second half, busting open what was a 28-all affair at the intermission.
Merced has lost 28 consecutive games, and its last win came against Gavilan on Nov. 16, 2011. David Sandoval paced the Blue Devils with eight points Friday.