December 6, 2012
Girls roundup: Pleasant Grove wins Shootout tourney opener

Dejza James had 23 points, Kim Schmelz 14 and Avonna Lee 13 to lead Pleasant Grove over Lincoln of Stockton 59-52 in tonight's opening round of the Trojan Shootout girls basketball tournament in El Dorado Hills.

In other Shootout games, Sydney Porter's 13 points led Nevada Union past El Dorado 48-20; Shelby Peters' 13 points helped Oak Ridge top Winters 54-16 (Baylee Opperman scored all 16 points for Winters); and Alexis Price had a team-high 19 points in El Camino' 55-44 win over West Campus. Haley Shaner scored 30 points for West Campus.

In other girls highlights:

• Ashleigh Vandenbrink's 14 points led Davis to a 41-39 win over River Valley in its own Dorothy Speck Tournament.

• Mia Maglinte's 21 points led Del Oro to a 76-36 win over Bella Vista in the Oakmont Rotary Tournament. In other games, Oakmont beat Mesa Verde 78-39 and Roseville topped Folsom 44-40.

• Alyna Kanae's 19 points lifted Sheldon over Rosemont 55-44 in the St. Hope Classic at Sacramento High.

• Tyler Ellis' 19 points helped Antelope to beat Will C. Wood of Vacaville in the Claude Brock Memorial tourney at Center High School. Hughson beat Center 56-52 in overtime and Grant topped Capital Christian 53-36 in other games.

• Aleea Reese had a team-high 16 points as McClatchy beat Laguna Creek 60-21 in the River City Tournament.

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