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Manteca puts it together vs. Johansen

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POSTED December 19, 2012 12:18 a.m.

Manteca High’s girls basketball team finally showed what it can do with its full complement of available players on Tuesday.

Jessica Hasal pumped in 17 points, and Jasmine Odell added 12 as the Buffaloes rolled past visiting Johansen of Modesto, 66-34. All of their previous games, win or lose, were decided by less than five points, so the blowout was a welcomed experience for first-year coach Cody Norman.

“We finally woke up,” he said. “The first three or four games it really felt like we were in a daze — for a coach a nightmare. We played the way we needed to: aggressive defense, sharing the ball and executing our plays.  Hopefully we can build from here and make progress before we get to league.”

With standout Courtney Range out because of a transfer rule, Manteca has struggled to put away teams it should beat handily with other starters missing games for various reasons. It was a different story Tuesday, when Manteca outscored the Vikings (3-8) 45-15 in the middle two quarters. Point guard Mikayla Hasal chipped in with nine points in a balanced scoring effort.

The Buffaloes continue their nonleague schedule Friday at Turlock.

Weston Ranch 66,Edison 33

The Cougars (4-2) clamped down defensively and held Edison to single-digit scoring in three out of the four quarters.

Offensively, Emoni Wilson and AJ Brown turned in 14 and 13 points, respectively. Elisabeth Alexander added 10 points and three blocks. Briana White contributed eight points and nine boards. Courtney Smith also had eight points.

Weston Ranch hosts Tokay on Thursday.

Sophomore

East Union 47, Davis 14

The Squires (6-3) ended their nonleague schedule on a positive note behind seven-point efforts from Maddie Ysalva and Destiny Flores. Ysalva also collected 12 steals. Sam Gonzalez chimed in with six points.

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