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Girls Basketball Hits Season Low with Ripon
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Riverbank girls lost their varsity basketball game to Ripon on Jan. 24 by 49-7 in what had to be their lowest score ever.

. The Bruins trailed on points in every quarter, yielding 5-4, 23-1, 12-0 and 9-2.

Riverbank coach Scott Erickson had no explanation except to comment that the Bruins came out really cold, and Ripon has a 16-2 undefeated league record.

"We started very slow," he said. "In the second quarter we scored just one point. I took out my starters in the third quarter because they were not producing. But the downhill slide continued. That's not to take away from Ripon. They are a tough team."

For the Bruins, Chelsi Walls hit three points; Monica Cardenas, two; and Janet Moya and Courtney Brock, one point each. Riverbank scored on one outside shot by Walls. The Bruins scored four of their points at the free throw line during 10 attempts at the basket.

But the girls came storming back to win their return match with Patterson, 39-36, in an away game Thursday.

"I'm happy we came back like that,' said Erickson. "In the previous game (on Jan. 22), Patterson came back from a deficit and beat us by two points. This time we made a comeback in the last quarter and defeated them by three points."

Riverbank led the first quarter, 8-1; lost the second, 15-5; yielded the third, 11-8; but rallied to take the fourth, 18-9.

Moya hit high points of 14, trailed by Brock and Cardenas with seven each, Sonia Naranjo with six, and Nicole Fatone with three.

The Bruins sank nine out of 25 attempts from the foul line. Cardenas made both of Riverbank's outside shots.