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Friday, Dec 14 2012 11:05 PM

Local report: Baca leads BC women to basketball win

By CALIFORNIAN STAFF WRITER

MONTEREY -- Elisa Baca had 18 points, eight rebounds, two steals and two assists to lead a balanced Bakersfield College attack in a 73-47 women's basketball win Friday over Cabrillo in the Monterey Peninsula College tournament.

Giselle Flores had 13 points and 10 rebounds for BC, which also had 12 points each from Emilee Parks and MacKenzie Odle. Parks added eight assists and Odle had 11 rebounds.

BC (5-4) had 29 offensive rebounds and 24 assists.

The Renegades face Mendocino today at 11 a.m. for the consolation championship. BC lost the tourney opener Thursday to Siskiyous, 68-50.

BC men beaten by Cosumnes River

VISALIA-- Van Halloway led Bakersfield College with 12 points but Consumnes River College hit a last-second 3-point shot to defeat the Renegades 63-62 in the first round of the College of the Sequoias Tournament. Bakersfield (4-6) will face the loser of Friday's Cerritos-College of the Sequoias game at 3 p.m. today.

2 local prep football players commit

Two local football players gave verbal commitments to Division I college programs on Friday.

Centennial senior Andrew Daughtery, a wide receiver, committed to the Air Force Academy in the morning. Daughtery, who caught 48 passes for 642 yards and five touchdowns this season, also had offers from Army and several schools in the Ivy League.

Then, Thursday evening, quarterback Tyler Ferguson gave his commitment to Penn State. Ferguson, who broke his collarbone as a senior at Ridgeview, graduated from high school last spring and played this fall at College of the Sequoias in Visalia where he was 199 of 358 for 2,614 yards and 22 touchdowns with 12 interceptions.

He'll have four years in which to complete three years of eligibility at Penn State, which is ineligible for postseason play for the next three seasons.

"He's a real talented kid," said Sequoias coach Robert Dougherty. "He could have returned, but if we can get a kid out, we'll get him out. As a coach, how can I say to not go to a program like Penn State?"

Jam turns back Tulsa

Damion James scored 20 points and Kendall Marshall added 11 assists to lead the Bakersfield Jam to a 101-94 victory over the Tulsa 66ers at the Dignity Health Event Center.

Center Bryan Butch led Bakersfield (6-3) with seven rebounds. Forward Adam Koch added 15 points and guards Steven Dennis and Shan Foster scored 14 apiece.

Jeremy Lamb led Tulsa (5-2) with 24 points. The teams meet again tonight in Bakersfield.

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