June 7, 2013
CRC Summer Challenge basketball tourney tips off today

The Cosumnes River College Summer Challenge gets underway this afternoon at CRC and Monterey Trail High School.

CIF State Division I boys basketball champion Pleasant Grove, two-time D-II Sac-Joaquin Section champion Antelope and two-time D-V section champion Capital Christian are among 32 teams that will compete today through Sunday.

Also entered is CIF Northern California Regional D-III champion Sacred Heart Cathedral of San Francisco, which lost to Sheldon in last year's summer tournament title game after winning it in 2011.

An sll-star game is set for CRC Gym 1 at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. The consolation title will be played 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Monterey Trail Gym 1 with the title game at the same time at CRC Gym 1. The third place game will be played at 3:15 p.m. at CRC.

Here are today's first-round games:

Cosumnes River College
4 p.m. - Ripon vs. Pleasant Grove, Gym 1; Liberty Ranch vs. Bradshaw Christian, Gym 2; 5 p.m. - Antelope vs. Natomas, Gym 1; Elk Grove vs. Dixon, CRC 2; 8 p.m. - Rio Americano vs. Capital Christian, Gym 1; Lodi vs. Cosumnes Oaks, Gym 2.

Monterey Trail High School
4 p.m. - River City vs. Colfax, Gym 1; Vanden vs. Edison-Stockton, Gym 2; 5 p.m. - Vista del Lago vs. Laguna Creek, Gym 1; Atwater vs. Excel Academy, Gym 2. 8 p.m. - Encina vs. Oak Ridge, Gym 1; Escalon vs. San Juan, Gym 2.

Here are Saturday's first-round games:
Cosumnes River College
10 a.m. - Oakland Tech vs. Vacaville, Gym 2; Bear River vs. Sacred Heart Cathedral, Gym 1.
Monterey Trail
10 a.m. - Johansen vs. Monterey Trail, Gym 1; Sequoia vs. Merced, Gym 2.

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