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Lancers 3-pointers help sink Manteca High

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POSTED January 31, 2011 12:17 a.m.
20 years ago: January 26, 1991 - Underdog Manteca High stayed right with its highly-regarded neighbors from East Union High Friday night, but couldn’t overcome seven three-pointers by the Lancers, finally going down 58-50 in a boys’ basketball matchup at Winter Gym. EU stayed atop the VOL standings with a perfect 3-0 record to go with their overall mark of 18-3. Meanwhile, the Buffaloes who stayed perfect in the sense that they dropped to 0-3 in the league and 7-13 on the season. Armando Avina and Eric Simoni led all scorers with 17 points apiece for Coach Bill Stricker’s Lancers. Dan Younger finished the night with 10 for EU. Rick Asbell, Paul Gutierrez and James Harvey all scored 14 points for the Buffs in a losing cause.

Manteca High’s boys soccer team hasn’t had much success scoring against Los Banos High this year and it wasn’t any better Monday, despite having numerous shots at it. The Buffaloes fell 1-0 to the Tigers, even though they outshot their foes 13-4. Coach Paul Bennett’s squad fell to 4-12-1 overall.

The East Union High boys soccer team controlled the ball for most of the second half en route to a 3-1 victory over Sonora High on Monday. With the win, EU is now 6-6-4 overall and in second place in the league standings. Chuck Barajas, Brian Valtierra and Manuel Zaragoza scored the goals for the Lancers.

Manteca’s Brenda Scholl was ranked 16th nationally in the uneven parallel bars among collegiate gymnasts after scoring a 9.65 during a recent meet. Scholl, a junior at Utah State University, notched the career-best mark for first place during USU’s 189.3-181.35 victory over Southern Utah on Saturday.

Three Manteca-area prep athletes have made verbal commitments to attend major universities. Manteca High’s Rick Asbell has made a verbal commitment to play football for the University of California next fall. Angie Paradzinski, standout athlete at East Union High, is set to accept a scholarship offer to play volleyball at New Mexico State University next fall. Manteca High’s Cateena Gleaves accepted a scholarship offer to play volleyball for California State University, Sacramento.

The East Union High girls soccer team broke a scoreless half-time deadlock with a converted penalty shot early in the second half and held on to edge Oakdale High 1-0. The Lady Lancers are in first place in the VOL at 3-0. EU ace Monica Souza got the game’s only goal.

The East Union High girls basketball team ran out to a 16-2 lead in the first quarter on their way to a 46-27 dumping of Oakdale High Tuesday night. The Lady Lancers were led as usual by senior Angie Paradzinski, who tallied 22 points. Danelle Liles added 11 points. EU stands at 18-3 overall.

With the VOL lead on the line, the Manteca High girls basketball team suffered its first conference defeat at the hands of Sonora High 68-62 on Tuesday night. Sonora exploded for 24 points in the final eight minutes for the win. Erin Lathrop led the Lady Buffs with a season-high 23 points, while Cateena Gleaves added 13 and Maci Buck chipped in 10 more.

With time running out in the first half, Cathy Carter converted a Jennifer Isbell pass into the game’s first goal and lifted the Manteca High girls soccer team to a 2-0 win over visiting Atwater High on Tuesday. MHS got 24 shots on goal to just five for the Lady Falcons. Lynn Spradlin scored the other goal for Manteca.

10 years ago:
February 3, 2001 - The Sierra High basketball crew dropped a 72-52 decision to host Tracy High Friday night. A 48-point second half by the Bulldogs buried the visiting Timberwolf five. Derrick Shaw tried to carry the SHS team by scoring a huge 30 points and collecting 10 rebounds. Will Moore added 15 points in the losing cause.

Undefeated West High out-scored East Union High 74-63 in boys basketball action last night. Matt Heihn led the Lancer scoring with 14 points. Armando Mendoza and Steven Barrera each added 11 points for EU.

Manteca High’s boys basketball team lost on the road against Sonora High on Friday 64-51. Troy McBroom scored 14 points, Sean Ward netted 13 and Mike Officer finished with 11 points for the Buffaloes.

For the first time in the four years that goalkeeper Amy Bassett has played soccer at East Union High, the Lady Lancers defeated Sierra High. Her squad downed the Lady Timberwolves 2-1 yesterday. It was the first league loss for SHS in the five years since the school began the soccer program. Kelli Goes and Amanda Harris scored for EU and the Sierra goal was by Jackie Wax on a penalty kick. EU moves to 16-2-3 overall, while Coach Manuel Pires’ Lady T’wolves move to 17-6-3 on the season.

Slipping away in the final quarter, the East Union High girls basketball squad lost to West High on Tuesday 53-44 in a much closer game than the score showed. Priscilla Munoz topped the Lady Lancer scoring with 13 points and Amy Haapanen added 11 more in a losing effort. EU Coach Rick Inderbitzen’s girls are now 10-15 on the season.

The Manteca High girls basketball team continued their slide in league play by losing to Sonora High 47-23 Tuesday night. Coach Joe Jacobs’ team was held to two points in the second quarter and four more in the third period. The Lady Buffs (8-16) were led by Sara Cross’s eight points.

Turning the ball over 29 times in the game, Sierra High’s girls were defeated 57-35 by visiting Tracy High Tuesday night. Lisa Young and Trish Werre led the Lady T’wolf scoring with 10 points each.

Hoping to keep their playoff hopes alive, the Manteca High soccer team dominated Oakdale High on Tuesday, beating them 6-0. Angie Bobadillo, a fill-in goalie for the Lady Buffs, had seven saves in the game. Megan Vieira, Michelle Promes and Jennifer Hayes were among the scorers for Coach Tracy Moore’s Lady Buffs, now 10-7-2 on the year.
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