RIPON — The Sacramento Adventist Capitals had one thing on their mind almost two weeks after a disappointing Sac-Joaquin Section championship loss to the Ripon Christian Knights.

One more chance.

The self-proclaimed “Road Warriors” put together a memorable NorCal playoff run with two road wins to earn that chance and then made it count.

The No. 6 Capitals rode their hot-shooting guards to an early lead and held on with a stingy defense for a 57-47 victory over top seed Ripon Christian to earn the CIF NorCal Division VI Regional Championship on Tuesday evening at Ripon Christian.

Sacramento Adventist was 2 of 5 from long-range early before making four consecutive three-pointers in the second quarter to pull away for a 34-26 halftime advantage.

The Capitals (28-5) shot 65 percent as a team in the first half (13 of 20), including 6 of 9 from outside the arc, and backed it up by forcing six Ripon Christian turnovers in the half and 14 in the game.

The Knights (21-10) climbed to within 47-42 on Cade Alger’s jumper in the lane with 2:30 left in the game but missed on a three-point shot. The Capitals then made 10 of 13 free throws to close out the game for the title.

“Ripon deserved to win the section finals because we didn’t close the game,” Sacramento Adventist coach Scott Tedmon said. “All we wanted was another chance. We got ready and went on the road and called ourselves the ‘Road Warriors’ and beat the number three, number two and number one seeds, and I couldn’t be more proud of this team.

“We’re great shooters,” Tedmon added. “We just didn’t do it in the fourth quarter at UOP.”

Sacramento Adventist got 17 points from Griffin Trull, while senior Shane Jones scored 12 of his 15 points in the first half and Bryce Beamon came off the bench to make 3 of 3 three-pointers to finish with 11 points in the win.

Alger paced the Knights with 20 points, eight rebounds and a blocked shot in the loss, while Fletcher Jackson scored six points and Austin Ries had five points for Ripon Christian.

“That’s basketball,” said Knights coach Mark Hofman, whose squad had its six-game win streak ended. “It’s a game of runs and we didn’t shoot well. At sections (Sacramento Adventist) didn’t control the tempo and it got away from them. Here they were able to slow the ball down and run their tempo where they’re comfortable.

“Only five Ripon Christian teams have ended (their season) with a win,” Hofman added. “Three state championship teams and two section champions when that was as far as you could go back then. We were trying to be the sixth to end on a win, but it didn’t happen.”

Sacramento Adventist finished the season a perfect 12-0 in away games and sport a current 28-game win streak in the Sacramento Metropolitan Athletic League.

Ripon Christian had a 3-0 record against the Capitals with wins in 2005 and 2006 before the win Mar. 2 in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI championship.

“We could have played better,” said Alger, who scored 11 consecutive points to start the fourth quarter. “We just didn’t play RC basketball and get down to fundamentals on the offensive end. As we get into the playoffs it takes a lot of focus to keep going. The difference between this year and last year’s (NorCal) team was nobody checked out. Everybody wanted to get into the gym and keep playing.”