Girls basketball: Delta Charter, Kimball on pace for playoffs
by Bob Brownne
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The Delta Charter girls basketball team held its second-place standing in the Mountain Valley League with a 52-33 win at over visiting Ben Holt Academy of Stockton on Thursday at the Teranishi Events Center.

The win puts the Dragons on track to make the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs, and with some help Delta Charter could share the league title with Stockton Christian.

“It’s been a huge season. A big turnaround,” Delta Charter coach Johnny Aguilar said.

“We missed some shots early on in the first quarter but came back in the second quarter and put it all together,” Aguilar said. “Our press did a good job on them.”

Freshman Alex Ragsdale said she’s improved with the rest of her team during her first season of basketball.

“I’m really excited for the challenge of playoffs,” she said. “It’s going to be really tough but I love a great challenge. I can learn a lot out of that.”

The Dragons led the entire game on Thursday, and extended their lead in the fourth quarter, when junior Emma Richardson scored 12 of her game-high 23 points.

Kimball 46, Lathrop 16

The Kimball girls left no doubt that they are contenders for the Valley Oak League title with their 46-16 win at Lathrop High on Thursday.

The Jaguars (22-3, 11-1 VOL) were up 43-9 at the end of three quarters, and Lathrop (7-17, 3-9 VOL) was able to outscore Kimball in the fourth.

Junior Sarah Nunes scored 18 points for the Jaguars, and freshman Donwanae Anthony and junior Allison Schmidt scored nine each.

Kimball plays again on Saturday against Sonora, and Tuesday’s home game against Weston Ranch will most likely be for first place place.

Millennium 56, Stone Ridge Christian 44

In spite of a thin roster the Millennium girls collected a 56-44 win on the road at Stone Ridge Christian in Merced on Friday.

Millennium coach Joe Reyes said that a foul-out and an injury narrowed his team down to five girls at the end, but a with a 32-26 halftime lead the Falcons (8-14, 3-5 Central California Athletic Alliance) were able to hang on for the win over Stone Ridge (3-9, 2-6 CCAA).

Sophomore Ashley Hart scored 30 points for the Falcons and freshman Amaya Salas scored 15.

Reyes said the Falcons are out of the playoff picture, and even with a win at Elliot Christian in Lodi on Tuesday the CCAA’s two playoff spots will go to Brookside Christian and Big Valley Christian.

Bear Creek 43, Tracy 29

Tracy High’s girls finished their regular season with a 43-29 loss on Thursday to Bear Creek (22-5, 8-2 San Joaquin Athletic Association, which puts the Bulldogs (12-15, 5-5 SJAA) in a tie for third-place with Lodi. Because Tracy and Lodi split their regular season games the two teams will play once more on Tuesday, with location to be announced, to decide which team goes to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs.

Details of Thursday’s game were not available.

Stagg 40, West 25

West was unable to keep up its first-quarter momentum in a 40-25 loss at Stagg High on Thursday. The Wolf Pack had an early lead and trailed 17-16 at the half, but was outscored in the third and fourth quarters. Further game details were not available. West finishes its season at 2-23, 0-10 in the Tri-City Athletic League.

Contact Bob Brownne at 830-4227 or brownne@tracypress.com.

 

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