Ripon Christian’s girls basketball team close with a 15-2 to run to spark a stirring, come-from-behind 52-46 win over top-seeded Woodland Christian in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division V semifinal Tuesday at Galt High School.
Talk of the Bulldogs not being as driven this season dies against Pleasant Grove. Folsom throttled Pleasant Grove 71-54 in a semifinal, relying on old tricks such as teamwork, depth, desire and defense.
Modesto Christian, which won both the section and state girls basketball titles in Division III last year, needed a strong second-half effort to defeat Del Oro (Loois) 63-48 and advance to a section championship game for a second consecutive season.
Anthony Townes scored 15 points in the third quarter to lift Modesto Christian’s boys basketball team to a 79-47 victory over Elk Grove in the quarterfinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs Friday night in Salida.
Sheldon beat visiting Oak Ridge 63-47 on Friday night in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinal, meaning the Huskies guard show now ventures into Sleep Train Arena on Wednesday on a racetrack of a big floor.