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Squires climb back from 12 down to stun Buffaloes

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POSTED January 22, 2010 2:33 a.m.
Manteca High’s sophomore girls basketball team took commanding 14-2 and 20-8 leads after the first and second quarters, respectively, against visiting rival East Union Thursday in Valley Oak League action.

But the never-say-die Squires, led by Kristen Piasecki and Alison Telles, came back to make it a game in the fourth quarter and pulled off a stunning 34-29 victory.

East Union (5-2, 10-7 overall) outscored Manteca (5-2) 15-4 in the fourth quarter. Piasecki and Telles scored all of their points during the Squires torrid second-half surge, with Piasecki finishing with 14 and Telles nine.

Telles hit the go-ahead bucket, a 3-pointer off the glass, with 16 seconds left. Victoria Ramos secured the win with a defensive rebound off Manteca’s attempt to tie it, and Piasecki took it the other way to beat the buzzer with a layup.

Mia Ramirez, Jessica Reeder and Karlesha Thomson added six points apiece for the Buffaloes.

Weston Ranch 45, Sierra 38
WESTON RANCH – Sierra battled for four quarters, but they were unable to keep pace with the Cougars (3-4).

Santasia McLaren and Jakia Richmond both put together double-double evenings. McLaren finished with 11 points and 11 boards, and Richmond pulled down 13 boards to go along with 11 points.

Allison Armstrong led Sierra (2-5) with 11 points and seven rebounds and also nailed her first 3-pointer of her career. Teammate Kelly Paredes chipped in with eight points, five steals and four boards, while Kaley Bresina added seven points and three boards.
 
Freshman girls
Weston Ranch 46, Sierra 12
WESTON RANCH — It was all Cougars in the VOL route, as they jumped out on Sierra with a 31-8 halftime lead.

Kiana Andrews led Weston Ranch (5-2) with 13, and teammate Timnejha Wilson added 12. Elia Vazquez led Sierra (4-3) with four points.

East Union 58, Manteca 39
Manteca had a balanced scoring effort, but it wasn’t enough to knock off its visitors from across town.

Hailee Teixeira poured in 10 point sto lead the way, Brooke Mejarado and Elani Freeman added eight apiece and Jasmine O’Dell finished with seven.
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