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Sierra comes from behind for first win

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POSTED January 8, 2010 2:26 a.m.
Trailing by nearly double digits midway through the fourth, Sierra High’s sophomore girls basketball team fired back to steal a 38-35 victory over visiting Ceres. It marked the first win of the season for the Timberwolves (1-1 Valley Oak League overall).

Ceres was held scoreless in the fourth quarter until Jessica Ellsworth (13 points) drilled a 3-pointer with 3 seconds remaining.

Alison Armstrong paced Sierra with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Kelly Paredes added seven points, four assists four steals; Jessica Lopez had five points, three assists, six rebounds and seven steals; and Shelby  Shirron contributed six points, six rebounds and six steals.

Manteca 56, Lathrop 35
At Winter Gymnasium, host Manteca (1-1, 7-4) was led by Mia Ramirez’s 20 points, six steals and four assists. The Buffaloes led comfortably 49-24 going into the fourth.

Karlesha Thompson chipped in 10 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and three steals. Myklyn Balmut finished with 10 points and five boards.

Janet Visaya and Chanel Johnson turned in 13 and 12 points, respectively, for Lathrop.

Sonora 53, East Union 43
SONORA — The visiting Lancers were headed by Kristen Piasecki’s 15 points. Allison Telles contributed 11, and Victoria Ramos eight.

Freshman girls
Sierra 29, Ceres 22
Kimi Kaur churned out eight points and seven steals, while Barbara Baxter had seven points and nine rebounds to spearhead the Timberwolves (1-1, 4-4).

Brenda Padilla did much of the dirty work in the paint, pulling down 18 rebounds.

Manteca 30, Lathrop 18
Yessica Blanco led the way with 10 points as the Buffaloes evened their VOL record to 1-1. Manveer Hunda and Brooke Mejarado added six points apiece.
— Jonamar Jacinto
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