REEDLEY -- Kelsey Lemasney hit four 3-pointers en route to 18 points and Rogenee Russell (team-high 19 points and 12 rebounds) added a double-double as the Merced College women's basketball team defeated Reedley 66-52 on Saturday night for its first Central Valley Conference win of the year.
Center Sonji Green added nine points as the Lady Devils (9-9, 1-1 CVC) broke the game open with a strong second-half effort.
Simpson 60, UC Merced 53
REDDING -- Shelby Howard hit six 3-pointers and scored a game-high 27 points, but it wasn't enough as the Golden Bobcats fell on the road to Simpson University.
Adrian Carmona chipped in nine points and six rebounds, but UC Merced (1-14, 0-2 Cal Pac) couldn't overcome 28 turnovers.
UC Merced 66, Simpson 63
REDDING -- Aki Chambers (game-high 29 points and 11 rebounds) hit a pair of free throws with eight seconds left and the Red Hawks' game-tying 3-point attempt fell short as the Bobcats (1-1, 2-17) picked up their first Cal Pac win of the season.
Fresno City 99, Merced College 64
FRESNO -- Erwin Thomas Hammock hit six of the Rams' 11 3-pointers as Fresno City cruised past the Blue Devils (0-12, 0-1 CVC). Gurpreet Sangha led MC with 21 points and James Waters had 17 points and eight rebounds.