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POSTED January 9, 2009 12:28 a.m.

SONORA — It’s never easy to win at Sonora, but that’s exactly what the East Union freshman girls basketball team did Thursday night, 36-25.

Allison Telles led the way with nine, and Klasey Kachalkin had eight.

Kelsey Emmerson added six, and Destiny Bishop dominated the glass.

“It’s always crazy going to Sonora,” EU head coach Larissa Founts said. “The drive is a killer. But the girls stepped it up in the fourth. I’m so proud of them for pulling this one out.”

EU (1-0) hosts Central Valley Tuesday.

Manteca 33, Oakdale 24

Karlesha Thompson had eight and Gabby Gaxiola six as Manteca improved to 3-0 in VOL play and 9-4 overall.

Ceres 34, Sierra 30 (OT)

Joanna Ortiz led the way with 14 points, while Lia Unterholzner had eight points, seven rebounds and three blocks.
Shelly Sharane added nine rebounds and four points.

Sophomore
East Union 60, Sonora 35

Briona Fontenot paced EU with 19 points and five assists as the Lancers had little trouble dispatching the Wildcats.
EU (2-0 VOL, 8-3 overall) hosts Central Valley Tuesday.

Manteca 54, Oakdale 36

Gabby Escobedo had 14 points, and Mariah Navarro added 12 in the Buffs’ win.

Manteca travels to Ceres Tuesday.

Boys
Sierra 42, Sonora 41 (Wednesday)

Eddie Andrade (12 points) nailed the game winning 3-pointer with two seconds left on the clock, lifting the T’Wolves over Sonora in the foothills.

Jerrod Patton led the way with 13, and Mike Unterholzner added six.

“The last play was designed to get to the hop for two, but they pressured the ball on the inbounds,” Sierra head coach Justin Muschott said. “Grant Widmer did a good job beating the pressure and then Edy Guzman found the open man for the game winner.

“It was a big win on the road for us. A great team win.”

Sierra (2-0 VOL, 5-6 overall) hosts Ceres Wednesday.

— Brandon Petersen
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