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Lady Dogs take first in Antioch Tournament

Alhambra’s girls basketball team won three in a row in the Antioch Tournament to win the title. The girls beat West-Tracy 77-21 in the championship game. (ON FILE / Courtesy)
Alhambra’s girls basketball team won three in a row in the Antioch Tournament to win the title. The girls beat West-Tracy 77-21 in the championship game. (ON FILE / Courtesy)

By GERARDO RECINOS
Martinez Tribune

Alhambra’s girls basketball team claimed a first place finish in the Antioch Tournament this past weekend, which also saw them push their winning streak to five games. Six after their win against Terra Linda on Wednesday night.

The Bulldogs’ first win came on Dec. 8 over Escalon by a score of 38-21. Alanis Lara lead the way with 10 points, while Saelym Schmidt added nine points and five rebounds.

They followed that up with a 59-21 win over Kennedy-Fremont the next day with a break out performance by Pond. The freshman scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds, five assists and four steals. Kiera Rios pulled down 10 rebounds while sophomore Briana Waters scored 14 points in the win.

In the championship game of the tournament the Bulldogs destroyed West-Tracy 77-23. Five players scored in double figures, with Rios’ double double leading the with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Schmidt pitched in 23, while Waters had another 14 in the final. Pond and Lara both had 13 points in the win.

“We are playing hard every possession,” coach Jason Bautista said of the recent winning streak. “We are beginning to build a little chemistry with one another on the court, and we are looking to get better as a team everyday.”

About Gerardo Recinos

Gerardo Recinos is a journalist currently living in Concord, Calif. He is a recent graduate of San Francisco State University, with a degree in Journalism (History minor). Gerardo covers sports throughout Martinez and Pleasant Hill. It's his lifelong mission to get people in the U.S. to stop calling football "soccer," and to call American football "handegg."

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