High school Roundup: Hughson girls defeat Riverbank

RIVERBANK -- Madelyn Birchall scored eight of her 24 points in the third period Saturday, helping the Hughson High girls basketball team to a 51-42 win over Riverbank.

The Huskies (15-6, 8-4 Trans-Valley League) outscored the Bruins (1-22, 0-12 TVL) 14-8 in that period to up their lead to 38-29.

Jaylene Thomas had 12 points for Riverbank.

MODESTO CHR. 79, RIPON CHR. 14, at Modesto Christian -- Jessica Graham had 19 points, 10 rebounds and seven steals as MC (20-3, 11-0 TVL) downed the Knights (12-10, 6-5).

ESCALON 40, RIPON 33, at Escalon -- Megan Moore's 11 points helped the Cougars (9-13, 4-7 TVL) defeat the Indians (7-15, 5-6) in a physical game that had 44 fouls and 49 free throws.

Kendra Contente had 13 points for Ripon.

Boys Basketball

MODESTO CHR. 102, RIPON 70, at Ripon -- Reeves Nelson had 36 points as the Crusaders (17-4, 11-0 TVL) thumped the Indians (14-9, 9-2 TVL).

Ripon coach Rod Wright said his team played as well as ever, but MC was just too much.

Wright called Nelson "a beast."

Efren Sifuentes had 20 points for Ripon, including four 3-pointers.