Jordan Lefler of Modesto Junior College won the match of the night Friday, but the MJC wrestlers were edged 23-22 by Sierra College.
Lefler, No. 2 in the state 197-pound rankings, beat No. 1 Mingo Grant 3-2.
A Modesto team ranked No. 5 in the state and a Sierra squad ranked No. 1 drew a large crowd that saw what MJC coach Lance Campbell called "a great meet."
After undefeated Victor Carazo (174 pounds) and Ryan Sughrue (184) picked up pins for Modesto in the Big 8 Conference battle, it was time for Lefler and Grant.
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Lefler scored a takedown in the second period to go ahead 3-0, and held off a late charge from Grant.
Rolando Velasco (133) and Austin Cronan (165) also earned wins for Modesto.
JC Men's Basketball
MODESTO JC 75, SKYLINE 67, at San Jose City College Tournament -- Brian Bergerson had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Marvin Jefferson 22 points and 15 rebounds for the Pirates, who led 34-22 at the half.
Eleavar Jones added 16 points for Modesto -- he canned four 3-pointers and Bergerson five -- and Elliot Barker grabbed 11 rebounds.
MJC plays San Jose tonight at 8.
JC Women's Basketball
MERCED COLLEGE 61, CYPRESS 53, at Merced College Tournament -- In a losers bracket game, the Blue Devils stormed back from a 28-20 halftime deficit. Jhinnae Clark had 10 points and nine rebounds and Kenyatta Harper 10 rebounds and nine points for Merced, which outrebounded Cypress 55-26.
Merced plays Sacramento City today at noon for the consolation championship. Foothill and Santa Rosa play for the championship at 4 p.m.
SANTA ROSA 5, MODESTO JC 0, at Modesto -- The Pirates (11-6-3, 5-2-1 Big 8) lost their league finale to a Santa Rosa (17-1-1, 8-0) squad that has lost only to a team from New York.
Modesto will find out Tuesday who they play in the first round of the NorCal playoffs.
CS SAN BERNARDINO 3, CS STANISLAUS 0, at Turlock -- Jesssica Granados had 19 kills to lead the CCAA champion and No. 4-ranked Coyotes (24-2, 16-1) over the stubborn Warriors 30-27, 30-25, 30-23.
Debbie Vander Schaaf led CSUS (6-23, 2-15) with eight kills. Nicole Musso had six.
While the Warriors only led briefly in the third game, they stayed close and competed from the start to finish. Stanislaus got within a point at 27-26 late in the first game before San Bernardino rallied for the win. The Warriors led 8-7 in Game 3 after a Liz Cameron kill.
The Warriors close out the season at home tonight at 7 against California College Athletic Association foe Cal Poly Pomona.
JC Women's Water Polo
FOOTHILL COLLEGE 8, MODESTO JC 7, at NorCal Championships (Los Altos) -- Karen Ard had four goals for the Pirates.
LOCALS FALL, at Modesto Racquet Club -- Heather Cotter of Pitman High beat Tracy's Corinne Geibig 6-1, 6-1 before falling in the quarterfinals in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I individual tournament.
Katie Eng and Mackenzie Cook of Modesto lost three-setters in which they won the opening set.
St. Francis High junior Emani Decquir repeated as singles champ, stopping Susan Te of Davis-Yolo 7-5, 5-7, 6-3 in the finals.
Katrina Gould-Mercey Bechtold of Davis-Yolo won the doubles title. Synclaire Waldron-Katelyn Forney of Modesto High rallied to defeat Noelle Anderson-Courtney Bingham of Lodi 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-2) before falling in three sets in the quarterfinals.