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Rams' season ends with 40-point loss at Oakland Tech

Mar 04, 2022 12:00AM ● By By Shaun Holkko, sports editor

Dixon senior forward Brianna Humphries shoots a floater against Chico in the first round of the CIF State Girls Basketball Championships on Tuesday, March 1 in Dixon. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Brown.

OAKLAND, CA (MPG) – A season that will be remembered forever came to an end Thursday night in Oakland as the Dixon High School girls varsity basketball team lost at Oakland Tech 78-38.

The loss to the Bulldogs (18-11, 7-1 Oakland) not only ends the Rams’ (27-4, 10-0 Golden Empire League) season, but also snaps their 20-game winning streak.

All four of Dixon’s losses came by at least 19 points. The defeat in Oakland was the Rams’ first road loss of the season. 40 points is the Rams’ worst margin of defeat, surpassing the first game of the season when Whitney won by 35.

After dropping their first two games of the season, the Rams rattled off wins in 27 out of 28 games led by head coach Mike Gilliard. 10 of the 27 came in Golden Empire League play, where the Rams went unbeaten.

The most important victory of them all came on Feb. 25 at Golden 1 Center when Dixon defeated Calaveras 48-42 to secure the CIF Sac-Joaquin Division IV section championship.

Senior forward Brianna Humphries concludes her high school career averaging 16.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 2.6 steals and 2.1 blocks per game.