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TWO OF A KIND

Nunez, Alexander share VOL MVP honor

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TWO OF A KIND

Three-year varsity standouts Dylan Alexander (LEFT) and Guillermo Nunez were voted Co-Most Valuable Players by Valley Oak League coaches. Alexander led Weston Ranch two its second title in three ye...

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POSTED March 12, 2013 12:29 a.m.

Dylan Alexander and Guillermo Nunez shared a shooter’s reputation, a championship and postseason credentials.

In the end it was only fitting that they shared the Valley Oak League’s top individual hardware, too.

Alexander and Nunez were named the co-Most Valuable Players in a vote of the league’s coaches.

Alexander and Nunez led their respective teams a share of the Valley Oak League championship.

In a league full of dynamic guards, they were the Valley Oak League’s best.

The Timberwolves’ run to a second consecutive championship was spiced by Nunez’s takeover.

The wispy guard was a threat to shoot from all angles and lengths.

He refused to lose, too.

Sierra was 27-1 in league play the last two seasons and 54-10 overall, reaching the Sac-Joaquin Section final and CIF Northern California tournament each time.

Alexander, a 6-foot-3 guard, averaged more than 18 points per game for the Cougars, which advanced to the second round of the CIF Northern California Division III tournament.

Weston Ranch (22-11) earned a share of the league championship with a 67-50 victory over Sierra, avenging its only league loss.

Sierra coach Scott Thomason was named Coach of the Year and he had three players join Nunez on the Valley Oak League’s honor roll.

Guard Eric Melgar was selected to the first team and senior Emmanuel Elijah was named to the second team and all-defensive unit.

Forward Justin Patton was an honorable mention.

Weston Ranch placed two players on the first team: point guard Eric Duncan and center Daiveon Leverett.

Duncan was also named to the all-defensive team. He was joined by Manteca High’s Miguel Lopez (10.2 points) and East Union’s Justin Nieto (9.6 points, 6 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 2 steals).

Lopez was also an honorable mention.

Manteca and East Union each had one first-team selection. Both teams finished 7-7 in league play and clinched Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berths.

Junior center Jake Danhoff paced the Lancers with 16.1 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocks. East Union finished tied for third with

Buffalo junior Austin Haro averaged 12.2 points and led the Buffaloes with 59 3-pointers.

East Union’s Jordan Kron (14.3 points, team-high 71 3-pointers) and Lathrop’s Robert Orantes were named to the second team, while Manteca’s Michael Hatfield (10.2 points) rounded out the locals that earned an honorable mention.

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