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High school girls basketball roundup: Bulldogs start off by knocking off Atwater

CERES -- Sophomore forward Jode Johnson scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lift the host Bulldogs to a 45-37 win over Atwater on Thursday in the first day of the third annual Ceres Lions Club Tournament.

Ceres improved to 4-4 on the season, while the Falcons dropped to 3-5.

  • Bret Harte beat Hughson in the first game of the round-robin event and will face Atwater at 6 p.m. today. Ceres plays Hughson at 7:30.
  • BRET HARTE 50, HUGHSON 33 -- Wendie Canez scored eight of her game-high 13 points in the second quarter, when the Bullfrogs (4-2) turned several steals into baskets and opened a 30-12 halftime lead. Canez also had seven steals. Katie Gott and Alex Ballard had 10 points and six rebounds each for Bret Harte.
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  • KENNEDY 69, PATTERSON 49, at Lodi -- Cassie Coble led the Tigers in a losing cause with 19 points, including three 3-pointers. Shavon Furrow added five points and led in rebounds (five) and assists (four).
  • Patterson (3-2) played one of its better games, coach Jason McCleery said, but couldn't stop Kennedy's outside shots. Patterson plays Christian Brothers today at 3:30.

    Other Games

  • MARIPOSA 33, WATERFORD 22, at Waterford -- Morgan Foley led the Grizzlies to victory in the Southern League opener, grabbing 10 rebounds and scoring seven points.
  • RIPON CHR. 54, JIM ELLIOT 53, at Ripon Christian -- Briana DeVries' offensive put-back gave RC (4-4) the lead for good at 54-53 with 1:30 left. Jim Elliot had one last chance to take the lead with 40 seconds left, but Raeline Witt stole the ball and sealed the win.
  • Jim Elliot jumped out to a 10-0 lead. But the Knights battled back, using full-court pressure in the fourth quarter that led to some easy baskets.

    DeVries finished with 17 points and she and Kayla Evans made four steals.

  • GOLDEN VALLEY 53, JOHANSEN 31, at Golden Valley -- Porsha Grayson had 17 points in helping the Cougars top the Vikings.
  • PITMAN 64, ENOCHS 31, at Pitman -- Tiare Jennings had 20 points for the Pride, who led the Eagles 20-7 after one period.
  • LOS BANOS 63, CLOVIS 44, at Clovis -- Shelly Martin had a season-high 19 points and Brooke Silva 14 in leading the Tigers to victory. She canned three 3-pointers.
  • BEAR CREEK 43, TURLOCK CHR. 39, at Turlock Christian -- TC (3-5) put up a good fight against its Division I foe, with Bianca Davoodian getting 14 points. Davoodian also grabbed 18 rebounds and made five steals.
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