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Rocklin falls to River City in playoffs

Raiders hold Thunder to 37 points
By: Staff Report
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WEST SACRAMENTO _ The Rocklin High girls basketball team entered the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Playoffs with four-straight wins to their credit, but it wouldn’t be enough to carry them past River City in the first round, Tuesday. The Thunder got off to a cold start and fell behind in the early going. By halftime the girls in blue trailed by 19. River City then went on to win 57-38. “I don’t think our girls were ready for it to end,” said Rocklin head coach Rob Ferraro making no excuses and crediting River City for their fine play. “At this point we’re a little disappointed. In time we’ll move forward and I think the girls will look back and say we accomplished a lot (after) a slow start.” Rocklin’s Lydia Summers helped her club keep pace scoring 14 points in the contest; however, the Thunders other top scorers Joie Camalo and Shannon Garvella were held to six and five points, respectively. Rocklin finished the season 7-3 in the Sierra Foothill League, and 16-12 overall. Ferraro said his seniors: Camalo, Kelsey Garvella, Callie Walters, Allison Willie and Kaitlyn McDevitt would be missed. He said they would leave behind some big shoes to fill. However, Ferraro said he was excited about the progress of Rocklin’s freshmen team and said he looks forward to next year. Woodcreek _ Rocklin wrapped a great second half to their regular season with a win over Woodcreek 52-48, Thursday, to land them in the playoffs seeded No. 10. Rocklin won six of its last seven SFL games. Summers poured in 18 points against the Timberwolves while senior Camalo contributed 15. Junior Shannon Garvella also found her stride and scored 14 for the girls in blue. Granite Bay _ Junior post player Jaimie Curtis had one of her best nights of the season scoring 10 against the Grizzlies as the Thunder rolled to a 61-37 victory. Summers led the team with 14 points and senior Kelsey Garvella added nine. RIVER CITY 58, ROCKLIN 37 Thunder 4 13 12 9 – 38 Raiders 12 24 14 7 – 57 INDIVIDUAL SCORING R – Summers 14, K Garvella 1, Curtis 4, Camalo 6, S Garvella 5, Willie 6, Solomon 2. RC – Tyler 15, King 14, Ligons 16, Garcia 2, Torres 4, Brantley 6.