The Merced College women’s basketball team stormed back from an 11-point halftime deficit and an early dismissal of its coach, to take a lead on host San Joaquin Delta with seven minutes to play in the Delta Tournament title game.
The Lady Devils (6-6) just couldn't quite hang on.
The Mustangs took back the lead and buried their free throws down the stretch to pull out a 57-50 victory.
MC gave it a good effort despite head coach Allen Huddleston being ejected for two technicals just 12 minutes into the game.
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Sonji Green led the Lady Devils with 14 points and Rogenee Russell chipped in 10.
Holy Names 81, UC Merced 75 (OT)
OAKLAND -- The Golden Bobcats (1-9) fought back from a 23-point second-half deficit and Shelby Howard forced overtime with a last-second 3-pointer in a loss to Holy Names.
Buhach Colony 62, Lodi 20
ATWATER -- The Thunder (9-4) took a commanding 29-4 lead into the half thanks to the performances of Jessica Silva (game-high 19 points) and Allison Williams (17).
Chowchilla 48, Sanger 40
MADERA -- Ammari Gaines' season-high 20 points helped Chowchilla (5-4) knock off Sanger in the Madera Shootout.
Golden Valley 58, Kimball 50
TRACY -- The Cougars (10-2) reached today's title game at the Tracy Tournament behind 18 points from Evan Stillahn and 14 from Josh Sykes.