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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.

Bret Harte

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.