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2001: Moore’s 3-pointer wins SHS playoff game

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POSTED February 20, 2011 2:30 a.m.
10 years ago: February 24, 2001 - East Union High senior Sergio Lopez wrestled his way into the semi-finals of the Sac-Joaquin Section tournament on Friday, being the only local prep wrestler to advance. Lopez, at the 127-pound weight class, won both of his matches on 6-1 and 5-1 decisions. He will face an opponent from Golden Sierra High on Saturday.

Manteca High’s boys basketball team closed out its season by falling to Vanden High in Fairfield on Friday 62-57 in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs. Senior Troy McBroom led the Buffaloes with 19 points, 12 of those coming in the second half, and 10 rebounds. Mike Officer followed with 17 counters, including five three-pointers. Coach Paul Brogan’s Buffs finish with an overall record of 17-14.

Sierra High’s boys basketball team advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III semi-finals with their 60-59 win over visiting Mesa Verde High on Friday. Down by two points in the final seconds of the game, Timberwolf Will Moore drained a three-pointer to win the game. Derrick Shaw ran the show for SHS with 18 points. Cedrick Oxendine and Patrick Hawk added 11 points apiece for the T’wolves.

On Thursday, the Sierra High soccer team dispelled all rumors of its decline by convincingly beating Merced’s Golden Valley High 3-1 in a Sac-Joaquin Section playoff match. T’wolf Jackie Wax lived up to her Valley Oak League co-MVP status. The junior mid-fielder assisted the first two Sierra goals and netted the third all on her own. Cherie Early and Renee Mercado scored the first two SHS goals. The girls will take on Section defending champion St. Mary’s High in Stockton on Saturday.

Sierra High’s tennis team dropped their pre-season opener against Modesto’s Downey High on Thursday 0-5. Downey hosted the match against Coach Eric Reis’s boys.

In the Sac-Joaquin Section semi-final playoff game on Thursday, the East Union High soccer team ended their dream season with a tough loss to St. Mary’s High 2-0. Coach Joe Mamorno’s girls end the season with the VOL championship and an impressive record of 21-3-3.

With East Union High coach Joe Mamorno being named VOL Coach of the Year, a number of local girls were chosen for all-league honors. MVP honors were shared by EU’s Amanda Harris and Sierra High’s Jackie Wax. Other Lancers named to the all-league first team included Amber Stone, Loni Brewer and Jessica Koehn. Other T’wolves named to the first team included Cherie Early, Marti Teunissen, Veronica Pires, Liz Alexander, Natalie Amaya and Andrea Trujillo. Manteca High had Megan Vieira and Michelle Promes chosen to the first team.

East Union High’s girls basketball team held their own against an over-confident Rocklin High on Tuesday, but the Thunder was able to hold the Lancers off in a 58-43 win to advance in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. Amy Haapanen led the Lady Lancers with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Coach Rick Inderbitzen’s girls end the season with a 14-16 overall record.

The Sierra High girls basketball team had its playoff drive put to an end on Tuesday after they lost to host Patterson High 53-31. The Lady T’wolves were led in scoring by Trisha Werre, who scored 10 points. La Sandra Campbell pulled down 11 rebounds for Sierra. Coach Dan Cunial’s girls end their season with an overall record of 17-13.

The Manteca High girls basketball team lost their playoff game against St. Francis High in Sacramento on Tuesday by a score of 80-25. Sarah Cross led the Lady Buff scoring with eight points. The loss put an end to the MHS season as Coach Joe Jacobs’ girls had a record of 9-20.

The East Union High golf team lost a close one on Tuesday to Grace Davis High of Modesto at Manteca Park by a score of 206-209. EU’s Terry Gutierrez led the field with 39 strokes.
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