March 6, 2010
Vallejo upsets top-seeded St. Francis in D-II girls basketball final

By Bill Paterson
bpaterson@sacbee.com

Senior guard Ashley Moore scored 32 points, including the winning free throw with 40.8 seconds, to lead third-seeded Vallejo (25-6) past St. Francis (22-8) 67-64 in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II girls championship game today at Arco Arena.

The athletic and emotional Moore finished the four-game section playoffs with 116 points, only the fourth female in history to accomplish the feat of scoring 100 or more points in a playoff season.

St. Francis, trying to win its third D-II championship in four years, trailed 34-27 at halftime but opened the third quarter with a 12-0 run to take a 39-34 lead.

Vallejo fought back as the game was tied seven times in the second half.

St. Francis' 5-6 junior guard Jolise Limcaco, who led the the Troubadours with 23 points and nine rebounds, gave her team a 64-61 lead with 2:44 to play when she hit her fifth three-pointer.

But Vallejo scored the last six points and St. Francis missed its last four shots.

Briana Charles added 12 points and Aurora Singh, one of only two seniors on St. Francis' 19-player roster, had 11.

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