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CR Roundup — Maria Overton closes out strong at state

College of the Redwoods sophomore Maria Overton closed out her Corsairs cross country career on Saturday, with a strong showing at the state meet.

Overton, from Del Camp High School in Sacramento, ran a season best time in the 5K event in Fresno.

The sophomore finished in a time of 20 minutes, 41 seconds to place 82nd out of 164 runners.

“She had a race plan, we talked about it, and then she executed it well,” CR coach Reed Elmore said.

The race was moved up to 8:30 a.m. due to smoke from wildfires in the area.

CR women fall to Butte in tourney play

A big third-quarter rally came up just short for the Redwoods women’s basketball team on Saturday, as they fell 76-67 to Butte at the Sierra College Tournament.

Trailing by 24 at the interval, the Corsairs got hot from 3-point range to score 29 points in the third quarter, cutting the lead to just five in the fourth quarter.

“The team really stepped up and we hit some huge shots and played well defensively in the second half,” CR head coach Jain Tuey said. 

Bobbie Purify finished with 20 points in the loss, including an 8-of-9 effort from the free-throw line, while teammate Breesia Northern finished with 10 points, including three 3-pointers.

The Corsairs, who dropped their second straight at the tournament and are now 2-3 on the season, nailed seven of their 15 3s in the third quarter.

Jayden Johnson finished with four 3s in the loss, while teammate Ashlynn Maddeaux led a strong team defensive effort in the second half.

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