The Liberty Ranch High boys basketball team won the Sierra Valley Conference title, but Bradshaw Christian posted a 72-66 win over the Hawks in the finale in Elk Grove on Tuesday.
Liberty Ranch (9-1 in the SVC, 26-2) started the game with a 14-2 lead over the host Pride. But Bradshaw Christian outscored the Hawks 22-17 that paved the way to a 41-38 advantage at halftime. Liberty Ranch clinged to a 57-54 lead after three quarters. But Liberty Ranch was held to nine points in the final eight minutes of the game.
Jayden Baroni had 19 points for Liberty Ranch. Josh Seiler followed with 14 points, Isaac Padilla 13 and Jalen Patterson 10.
The loss also snapped Liberty Ranch of its 13-game winning streak of the season.
Big Valley Christian 64, Elliot Christian 55
Nate Gotgotao-Washington led Elliot (3-8 in the Central California Athletic Alliance, 4-21) with 28 points in Tuesday’s loss, along with 11 from Roy Itovichi, eight points and 19 rebounds by Joshua Alejandre, three points and seven rebounds from Alexander Pinasco and three points from Peyton Yarbrough.
Big Valley Christian 65, Elliot Christian 39
Tanner Burrell led the Eagles with 14 points in Tuesday’s loss, along with 10 from Caleb Guerzo, nine from Mathew Alagna, four from John Wuest and two from Mike Roman.
Lincoln 71, Tokay 18
Simone Medeiros scored eight points to lead the Tigers in Tuesday’s Tri-City Athletic League loss, along with five from Mia Misasi, four from Jackie Enciso and one from Madison Gonzales.
Liberty Ranch 1, Bradshaw Christian 0
McKenna Brown scored the lone goal in the first half for Liberty Ranch (10-0 in the SVC, 16-4) in Tuesday’s finale in Sacramento. Brown had six shots on goal.
Sayde Zanotti and Sydney Klink had a combined four shots on goal for the Hawks.
Lodi 0, West 0
Kaitlyn Nicholsky had six saves for Lodi (1-5-3 in the TCAL) in Tuesday’s game at the Grape Bowl.
Diana Vargas and Andrew Longorio were solid on defense for the Flames.