The Summerville girls varsity basketball team went big over Big Valley Christian with a 57-18 win in their Foundation Game last week.
They then took on Division I Pitman out of Turlock, losing 65-54.
“We played really well but they shot the lights out,” said Bears head coach Greg Smith.
Pitman had eight three-pointers and went 16 or 19 from the free point line.
“We played really strong help defense but they hit too many threes on kick-outs,” Smith said.
But the Bears are already showing glimmers of what’s to come as Mother Lode League play comes into view.
For starters they’ve got a roster stacked with experienced seniors.
On Thursday night senior Karina Herrera led the Bears offense with 22 points.
Senior Grace Fulkerson had 13 points.
And Emili Rico, also a senior showed her strength at the point guard position and Rebecca Hart rebounded extremely well and played tough defense, Smith said.
They’re on the road for a series of games before returning home Dec. 18 for a game against Union Mine. That game begins at 7 p.m.
Calaveras High School was 1-1 heading into the Galt Tournament held Friday and today.
Their first game against Liberty Ranch was a 54-48 loss.
They earned a 46-39 win against Tokay Thursday.
Calaveras has an away game against Colfax Tuesday, Dec. 5. They’ll be back at home to take on Dixon at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8.
The Bullfrogs were also 1-1 heading into Friday’s tournament schedule in Escalon.
Bret Harte won their first game of the season in overtime 36-35 over Franklin. They dropped Thursday’s matchup against Escalon 41-28.
The Frogs are on the road next week. Their next home game is Tuesday, Dec. 12. They’ll play Escalon at 7:30 p.m.