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College notebook: Leon key player for Eastern Nazarene

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Even when she’s not starting, Ruby Leon makes a splash for the Eastern Nazarene University women’s basketball team.

The former Fairfield High and Solano Community College standout came off the bench to amass 20 points, three rebounds, two blocks, two steals and two assists in the Lions’ 61-58 loss to Curry. Earlier, she had seven points, two assists, one block and one steal as the Lions (4-6, 0-3 CCC) defeated Maine-Presque Isle, 70-61.

Leon started seven of the Lions’ first 10 games, leading the squad in scoring (12.1 points per game) and ranking second in minutes played (26.2 per game) and steals (14), and third in assists (18).

Meanwhile, Lucy Santos (Solano) had two points and four boards against Curry and one assist and one rebound against Maine-Presque Isle.

Before fouling out, Khristina Hunter (Rodriguez) had seven points, seven rebounds and two assists as San Diego State (3-8) opened Mountain West Conference play with a 64-61 loss to Colorado State.

Renique Fitzpatrick (Armijo) suffered through an 0-for-5 shooting game with no points, five rebounds and two assists before fouling out in Holy Names’ 87-74 loss to Point Loma. She bounced back with 10 points, 10 rebounds two blocks a steal and an assist as the Hawks (7-4, 3-2 PacWest) lost 76-51 to Azusa Pacific. Amnesty Bradley (Fairfield) had six rebounds and a steal in the two games.

Taylor Caspers (Fairfield) played for Texas-Arlington (1-12, 0-2 Sun Belt) in a 64-57 loss to Arkansas-Little Rock.

Chico State (6-4, 2-4 CCAA) split its two games as Jazmine Miller (Vanden) had nine points, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal in a 67-64 eclipsing of Cal State San Bernardino and totaled 11 points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal in a 76-65 loss to UC San Diego.

Destinee Sinegal-Smith (Fairfield, Solano) had eight points, six assists, one steal and one rebound as Waldorf (2-10) cruised past Crown 79-51.

Cal Maritime (7-8) dropped its CalPac opener to La Salle 57-56 despite getting 19 points, four rebounds, one steal and one assist from Shante Sands (Fairfield).

On the coaching scene, Nebraska-Kearney (5-6, 2-3 MIAA), led by former Solano assistant Kevin Chaney, lost 73-66 to Central Missouri.

Our Lady of the Lake (9-1), coached by former Vacaville and Vacaville Christian coach Chris Minner, fell to Bethel University, 73-69, before blitzing Faulkner, 92-73.

Men’s basketball

Ronnie Baker (Rodriguez) poured in a team-high 14 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out two assists to help Alaska get past Simon Fraser 67-58. Rashaad Allen (Rodriguez) added three points and one assist for the Nanooks (7-4, 2-1 GNAC). In a 65-61 win over Western Washington, Baker delivered 12 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two assists, while Allen had two points, one rebound and one steal.

Jordan Collier played for Menlo (4-11, 2-0 CalPac) in an 85-71 victory over La Sierra.

In Hawaii Pacific’s 61-45 thumping of Academy of Art, Koree Cox (Rodriguez) had a rebound for the Sea Warriors (8-2, 3-1 PacWest).

Pacific Union (2-16, 1-1 PacWest) got its first wins of the season by downing West Coast Baptist 74-55 after opening up 0-15. The Pioneers then to Andrews 63-49 before evening its Pac West record at 1-1 with a 78-68 win over La Sierra. Anthony Gonzalez (Vacaville) at two rebounds, two assists and one steal.

James Givens (Fairfield, Solano) came close to a pair of double-doubles for Maine-Fort Kent (5-9), getting 10 points, nine assists, four steals and three rebounds in a 79-60 win over Dalhousie Agriculture and 15 points, eight assists, three steals and two rebounds in a 75-59 dumping of New Brunswick-St. John.

Dickinson State (6-9, 1-2 Frontier) split four games with Desean Atkins (Fairfield) amassing a combined 19 points, six rebounds, three assists and one steal, while Juston Goodwin (Buckingham Charter, Solano) had seven points, 15 rebounds and two steals.

Wrestling

Trinity College, coached by former Armijo standout Marques Gales, finished ninth out of nine teams in the Williams Invitational, though Bantams heavyweight Kyle McGuire went 3-0 to win the title in his division.

Reach Paul Farmer at 425-4646, ext. 264, or pfarmer@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pfarmerdr.

Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer is a 1985 graduate of Brigham Young University. The Suisun City resident has been with the Daily Republic Sports Department since 1989 and has served as sports editor since 2007. He and his wife Jackie have four children.
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