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Danielle Craft – Basketball – Junior

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   The Bruins’ guard/forward earned All-Tournament honors at the recent Casa Roble Ram Challenge which Ponderosa won. Craft averaged 20.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 4.6 steals per game in the three-game tournament. She led the team with 27 points in both the first-round and semifinal victories. 

Ponderosa-Shingle Springs – Basketball – Junior 

   The Bruins’ guard/forward earned All-Tournament honors at the recent Casa Roble Ram Challenge which Ponderosa won. Craft averaged 20.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 4.6 steals per game in the three-game tournament. She led the team with 27 points in both the first-round and semifinal victories. For the season, Craft is averaging 22.6 rebounds, 8.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 2.9 blocks, and 2.8 steals per game over 14 contests for the Bruins (9-5). The Ram Challenge was Ponderosa’s fourth tournament of the season and Craft’s fourth All-Tournament selection. In the Oak Ridge Trojan Toss-Up she averaged 24 points and 10 rebounds. She is currently fourth in the Sac-Joaquin Section in scoring and leads Division II scorers.

   IN HER OWN WORDS: “We are a pretty young team with just two seniors and we want to make the playoffs this year and go as far as we can,” she said of the Bruins who are seeking to qualify for the postseason for the first time since 2010. “We just have to work as a team, play good defense and continue to get better.”

HONORABLE MENTION:

Lorenzo De La Riva: The Folsom senior wrestler placed eighth at the prestigious Walsh Jesuit Ironman national tournament in Ohio and finished second in the Sierra Nevada Classic at 160 pounds. He is currently ranked No. 5 in the state by CalGrappler.

Jasmine Pharms: The Stagg-Stockton junior hooper scored 23 points and added 20 rebounds in the Delta Kings’ San Joaquin League opener. She is averaging 17.1 points and a section-best 16.8 rebounds per game.

Andrew Torres: The San Juan senior hooper is among the section leaders in 3-point shooting, making 54 long-range shots and converting 53% of his 3-pointers. He made 10-of-21 treys in a pair of recent victories.

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