Basketball: West girls fall to Kimball's winning streak
by Tracy Press staff
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Varsity girls: Kimball 53, West 43

Kimball High’s girls (8-3) won their third game this week, their fifth in a row, after the visiting West High team threatened to break the Jaguars winning streak on Wednesday.

West (4-5) had a 25-19 lead at the half and was ahead by nine points early in the third quarter before the Jaguars went on a scoring run, with Sarah Nunes hitting the shot that tied it up 29-29 toward the end of the third quarter. Nunes was also strong on the boards, with nine rebounds in the second half alone to keep the ball in Kimball’s hands.

West got the lead back briefly at the end of the third before the Jaguars' Allie Schmidt hit a 3-point shot to put Kimball ahead again. She went on to score 11 points in the fourth quarter as the Jaguars pulled away for the win.

Schmidt finished the night with 23 points, including four 3-point shots, while Alexis Clark scored 11, including eight in the fourth quarter, and Nunes scored nine. West’s leading scorer was Kate Bell with 16 points, and Emma Bell and Nina Pritchett scored six each.

Sophomore girls: Kimball 44, West 32

Kimball’s girls took a 20-13 lead at the half and then had a big third quarter to put the game out of West’s reach. Andrea Barajas scored 15 for the Jaguars and Aaliyah Asuncion and MacKenzie Decker scored nine each. Elise Green led West’s offense with 10 points and M.J. Guillena scored eight.

Freshman girls: Kimball 41, West 36

After a close start, with Kimball leading 15-14 at the half, the Jaguar girls edged ahead for the lead and finished with the 41-36 win.

Kimball’s leading scorer was Hailey Garza with 14 points, Daniela Barajas scored 11 and Viel Salgerino scored 10. Sandy Barbosa scored 14 for West and Victoria Gulley scored 12

Varsity girls: Arcada 45, Tracy 32

Arcada jumped out to a 14-2 lead in the first quarter of Wednesday’s game in the final round of the Ft. Bragg Tournament in Ft. Bragg. Tracy (4-7) was behind 37-17 at the end of three and was finally able to outscore Arcada in the fourth quarter, but finished with a 45-32 loss.

Karsi Fyfe scored nine points for Tracy, Emily Archartechahar scored six, Shelby Devlin scored five, Mariah Serrato and Ari Grimes scored four each and Shelby Perry and Tammy Serrato scored two each.

Varsity girls: Tracy 60, Ft. Bragg 29

Tracy took a 60-29 win over the host team in the second day of the Ft. Bragg tournament on Tuesday. The Ft. Bragg team was almost able to keep pace with the Lady Bulldogs in the second and third quarters, but Tracy shut out Ft. Bragg in the fourth.

Mariah Serrato led the way with 13 points, Taylor Juarez and Emily Archartechahar scored nine each, Tammy Serrato scored seven, Shelby Perry scored six, Karsi Fyfe and Sakeyla Spencer scored four each, Angela Mariani scored three, Ari Grimes and Monique Stevenson scored two each and Shelby Devlin scored one.

Varsity girls: River City 65, Tracy 24

Tracy’s girls got off to a slow start in the Ft. Bragg Tournament on Monday, falling behind 38-13 in the first half of the opening game. The River City team didn’t let up until the fourth quarter but Tracy’s offense still was able to hit only a couple shots in the quarter. Ari Grimes scored 10 points for Tracy, Taylor Juarez scored six, Shelby Devlin scored four and Emily Archartechahar and Angela Mariani scored two each.

Freshman boys: St. Mary’s 59, Tracy 57

Tracy High’s freshman boys (4-1) had their best showing yet in the St. Mary’s Tournament this past weekend. They finished with a back-and-forth contest against the host team in Saturday’s championship game, eventually taking the 2-point loss, 59-57, in the final to take the second-place trophy.

Jake Serrato led the Bulldog offense with 18 points, including four 3-point shots, Druce Asah scored 16, Jeff Nguyen scored eight and Nate Brown scored seven.

Tracy made it to the final with a 70-69 win over Bear Creek in the semifinal game, taking a 40-29 lead at the half and holding on for the win. Druce Asah scored 20 points for Tracy and Nate Brown scored 19.

Tracy opened with a 59-55 win over De La Salle, with teams tied at 45-45 after three quarters and Tracy outscoring De La Salle in the fourth for the win. Nate Brown led the Bulldogs with 19 points and Druce Asah scored 17 points.

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