Ripon Christian cruises past Modesto High in non-league basketball

Ripon Christian High opened with a 26-4 run against visiting Modesto High, cruising to a 72-33 non-league victory on Thursday.

Knights coach Mark Hofman pointed out that the other keys in the win included a balanced offense and a relentless half-court defense.

“When we share the ball on offense, we can be very effective,” he said. “We talked about scoring off assists more and less of trying to score off of guys going one on one.”

Eli Terpstra and Luke Crivello led the way for Ripon Christian (7-4), scoring 17 points each. Jace Beidleman added 16.

Trey Fasani, in addition, netted 11 of his 13 points in the second half.

Heston Bloom was the top scorer for Modesto with 12.

RC will play in next week’s Modesto Christian Hoop Classic.

East Union 56, Tracy 29

Anthony Sy paced the Lancers in the one-sided victory Thursday by netting 17 points.

Dylan Lee added 19 and Alex Cervantes chipped in with seven.

“We got massive energy and effort from our boys,” said EU coach Dutch Ell, who was impressed with his team’s intensity on defense.

Gregori 64, Ripon 50

Indians coach Justin Graham was disappointed in himself following the home loss Thursday to Gregori.

“I let the team down,” he said. “I didn’t have them prepared.”

His team dropped to 2-8 in the preseason.

Ty Herrin led Ripon with 13 points. Landon Gillespie and Marcus Madoski contributed with 12 and 11, respectively.

Ripon will take on Bret Harte Tuesday to kick off the Oakdale Tournament.


East Union 56, Tracy 36

Austin Barnes scored 17 and Jackson Fay added 12 to lead the Lancers past the visiting Bulldogs in non-league action on Thursday.

“Austin was the offensive spark for us tonight – he was an absolute sharp shooter, hitting five 3s,” said EU coach Justin Nieto.

His team struggled defensively early on. Bu then Kirk Simoni, who added six points, picked up the pace by playing shut-down defense.

Dorian Fox, in addition, came through with seven points for the Lancers (10-3).

East Union 55, Stage 26

Kirk Simoni led the Lancers in Wednesday’s non-league affair at Stagg.

He netted 16 while teammate Jackson Fay chipped in with 10. Austin Barnes added nine points.

Nieto added that Sean Rutter, Dorian Fox, Anthony Oteri, Jeremy Ape combined for the remaining 20 points.



Marysville 40, Lathrop 36

In a game played at Golden 1 Center – home of NBA’s Sacramento Kings – the Spartans were locked in a hard-fought battle against Marysville.

“This game was nip and tuck,” said Lathrop coach Dwayne Davis.

His team had dashed their hopes late in the game. “It was back and forth,” Davis added.

Spartan senior Sanah Sunner had a team-high 20 points and Tatiana Lowry had nine points.

Lathrop (6-4) will travel to San Diego for the Southern California Hoop Classic scheduled Dec. 26 through 30.

East Union 64, Beyer 14

The Lancers (9-2) easily handled the Patriots (2-6) on Thursday.

Taylor Snaer led the way with 17 and Alexa Zuniga came off the bench and added eight.

EU also got double-digit scoring from Nylah Dyson (13) and Trinidad Forbing (10).

Ava Barrera also pinched in with eight.

“Everyone played tonight,” said Lancer coach Jim Agostini.

His team will return to action Tuesday, playing in the four-day Tracy Tournament.



Lincoln 7, Sierra 0

It was a tough out for the Timberwolves, who were blanked Thursday by host Lincoln (7-3).

Sierra (7-4) will look to rebound after the break, facing Turlock on Jan 4.

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