Brittney Scott and Britney Huddleston knocked down clutch 3-pointers and Merced held off Los Banos 41-36 on Tuesday evening.
Lauren Lilly led Merced (7-4 Central California Conference) with a game-high 17 points and Huddleston finished with 11.
TURLOCK 66, BUHACH 31
TURLOCK -- Jessica Silva had 11 points and Terri Tate 10 in a loss for Buhach Colony.
PITMAN 48, GV 28
Toni Moore and Vanessa Aleman had seven points apiece for Golden Valley.
LE GRAND 38, MARIPOSA 28
LE GRAND -- Monica Manzo and Miranda Flores had nine points apiece for Le Grand, which held Mariposa to just two points in the third quarter.
DOS PALOS 54,
TRANQUILLITY -- Briana Moore scored 15 points for Dos Palos, now 4-3 in West Sierra League play.
PATTERSON -- Gurpreet Sangha led three players in double figures with 24 points, lifting Livingston to a big Western Athletic Conference road win. Charles Brown had 17 points and Brian Alvarez 15, just days after a 44-point outburst.
The Merced College softball team's offensive woes continued in a doubleheader sweep by Diablo Valley College. Leslie Grissom and Ali Hague each doubled for the She-Devils.
COSUMNES RIVER 8,
MERCED COLLEGE 3
SACRAMENTO -- Nathan Gonzalez had another solid start for Merced College, but Cosumnes River broke a close game open with a five-run eighth inning.