RC girls vie for title in own tourney

RIPON -- A 16-0 fourth-quarter run helped put the Ripon Christian High girls basketball team into the championship game of its own tournament.

The Knights downed Amador 43-29 and play Foothill for the title tonight at 7:30.

Brianna DeVries and Stephanie Bergwerff led a balanced RC attack with eight points each. DeVries grabbed 12 rebounds and teammate Kailee Adams made four steals.

CENTRAL VALLEY CHR. 63, DENAIR 36 -- Alyssa Oliver led the victors (5-6) with 25 points. Jessi Cole of the Coyotes (3-10) had 16 points and five steals in a losing cause, and Tori Olson grabbed 13 rebounds. Denair plays Central Catholic for seventh place today at 3.

Turlock Community Spirit Tournament

TURLOCK 57, SONORA 43 -- The Bulldogs led the Wildcats the entire game and stepped up their defense in the fourth period. Rachael Finnegan and Samantha Bertomen each had 17 points for Turlock. Allison Holt had 11 for Sonora.

Turlock plays Enochs in a semifinal at 5:30 today. McNair and Central Valley play in the other semifinal.

CENTRAL VALLEY 46, PITMAN 40 -- The Pride couldn't make up for a poor-shooting first half that left it behind 21-11, and didn't have an answer for Central Valley's Julie Calderon (19 points).

Nahrin Daniloadeh had 16 points for Pitman.

ENOCHS 43, MT. EDEN 36 -- Shanika Blunt helped the Eagles (4-6) to victory with 12 points.

Tracy Girls Tournament

VINTAGE 49, LINDEN 48 -- The Lions led the entire game ... until the final three minutes when foul shooting lifted Vintage to victory. Jordan Baca had 18 points for Linden.

West Coast Jamboree (Brentwood)

CALIFORNIA 44, RIPON 35 -- The young Indians (2-8) continued to improve despite losing the first-round game. Ripon lost to California by 28 in its third game of the season. Jessica Blythe and freshman Kendra Contente scored 11 points each for the Indians.

TURLOCK CHR. 75, CONTRA COSTA CHR. 33 -- Erin Santiago had 31 points to lead TC (5-6) to victory in what coach Edwin Santiago called the largest girls basketball tournament in the country.

"Today is the first day we were able to run and jump without fatigue," he said. "The girls are pushing themselves and trusting themselves and it is showing in how hard they work and play together."

TC plays Delta or Cornerstone Christian tonight at 7.

Greta Gonzalez and Bianca Davoodian added 12 points for the victors. Davoodian also grabbed 11 rebounds and Gonzalez had four steals and four blocks.

MODESTO CHRISTIAN 67, YGNACIO VALLEY 20 -- Brandi Henton, Jessica Graham and Stefanie Agostini combined for 43 points as MC (7-2) rolled into the second round. Lauren Lucchessi grabbed 10 rebounds, Henton had seven of the Crusaders' 17 steals, Taryn Garza had five assists, and Graham three blocks.

Nonleague Girls

EAST UNION 58, CHAVEZ 35, at East Union -- Rachel McDaniel (15 points), Ashley Rose (15) and Dani Molina (10) paced the Lancers (6-7) to victory.

EU got 18 points from its post players, and Brianna Shaw made seven steals.

Columbia Boys Tournament

SIERRA 51, MT. PLEASANT 31 -- Nevin Sahota had 14 points and Adonis Brown 13 for the Timberwolves (9-1), who play Turlock tonight at 7:30.

Vacaville Christian Boys Tournament

CENTRAL CATHOLIC 48, EMERY 41 -- The Raiders (8-2), 5 for 19 from the free throw line through three quarters, were 7 for 10 in the fourth period, when they outscored Emery 19-11 in the first-round game. Emery used a pressure defense to erase Central Catholic's 16-5 lead, but the move put Emery in foul trouble.

Dan Hulst led the Raiders with 11 points, including 5 of 8 from the line, and nine rebounds. Alex Case had 10 points and four assists.