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El Dorado 60, Liberty Ranch 58 — The Cougars took over sole possession of second place in the Sierra Valley Conference with Tuesday’s clutch road win. Both teams came in 6-3 in league. El Dorado, which shot 56 percent from the floor, enjoyed a 32-23 halftime lead before holding on in the second half. Matt Smith led the way with 16 points, 10 rebounds and six blocked shots; Aaron Line added 14 as did Tommy Williams (eight rebounds) while Michael Weston had nine points, blocked two shots; and Soren Shepherd supplied five points for El Dorado (7-3, 12-12).
Union Mine 39, River City 58 — The Diamondbacks couldn’t overcome a slow start in Tuesday’s Sierra Valley Conference setback in West Sacramento. The Raiders led 16-3 after the first quarter and 32-14 at the break. Austin Russell tied for game-high scoring honors with 17 points while Andrew Vaughn chipped in six for Union Mine (3-7, 7-15).
Oak Ridge 56, Jesuit 61 — In Wednesday’s Delta River League game in Carmichael, the visiting Trojans were outscored by the Marauders, 20-9, in the first quarter. Jesuit led 33-27 at halftime and hung on for the win. Oak Ridge (3-5, 12-12) was led by Tyus Millhollin with 23 points, Matt Battaglia nine, Justin Priest eight, Connor Sende and Connor Davis six each, and Jared Casey and Jordan Roberts two each.
Ponderosa 47, Sheldon 58 — The Lady Bruins trailed by 16 at the half of Tuesday’s Delta River League home loss. Danielle Craft led Ponderosa (0-8, 10-15) with 26 points; Madison Clayton followed with nine points, 13 rebounds and five steals; and Alex Boyle added six points.
Union Mine 37, River City 68 — The host Lady D’backs trailed by 11 at the half and were outscored by 20 in the second half of Tuesday’s Sierra Valley Conference loss. Trisha Tolbert scored 10 points to lead Union Mine (3-7, 8-14); Jordyn Trulli added eight; Yvonne Taylor had five; and Kinsey Del Rio, Courtney Bruno and Savannah Scott each contributed four points.
Golden Sierra 31, Lincoln 51 — In Wednesday’s nonleague action at home, the Grizzlies’ Rebecca Brown was named player of the game. The senior center was on fire in the first quarter; she stole two passes and scored twice off steals. Brown had a double-double for Golden Sierra (7-16) with 11 points and 10 rebounds. She also had six steals. Jenna Pendzinski and Janna Zogg scored six points each for the Grizzlies. Maylene Coetzee had six boards, as Golden Sierra finished with 36 in the game, and Kristine Mendoza had four.