MJC MEN LAUNCH 3s, LOSE IN SAC
Five Modesto Junior College men's basketball players finished in double digits Tuesday, but they were also the only contributors in an 86-78 loss to host Sacramento City (9-13, 4-8 Big 8 Conference). The Pirates (11-15, 3-9 Big 8) made 14 3-pointers, but coach Paul Brogan said they weren't able to stop Sacramento City's Patrick Lowman (24 points) and Gino Alberts (21). Mike Hill led the way for Modesto with 22 points, including four 3-pointers. Alex Rivera followed with 16 points, also making four 3-pointers.
MJC WOMEN SHUT DOWN SAC CITY
Madelyn Birchall and Lexy Posz each scored 15 points in the Modesto Junior College women's basketball team's 63-47 victory over host Sacramento City on Tuesday. None of the Panthers (5-17, 1-10 Big 8) reached double digits. Jode Johnson added 11 for Modesto (17-8, 6-5 Big 8), which plays its final home game Thursday at 5:30 p.m. against Santa Rosa. The men's game follows the women's. The Pirates wrap the regular season with two games on the road next week.
GOLDEN GATE RIDE HIGHLIGHTS AMGEN
The 2013 Amgen Tour of California will run south-to-north for the first time in its eight-year history, and the May 19 final leg will start with a crossing of the Golden Gate Bridge en route to Santa Rosa. Tour organizers on Tuesday unveiled the specific route of the 750-mile course, which as reported in November completely avoids the Central Valley. The race starts May 12 in Escondido and arrives in Northern California May 17 for a San Jose time trial. The Livermore-to-Mount Diablo run on May 18 is the closest it gets to Stanislaus County. For details, including volunteer opportunities, visit the tour's Web site, www.amgentourofcalifornia.com.