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Squires cruise to victory over Patterson

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POSTED December 16, 2009 1:42 a.m.
PATTERSON – With Brock Swift’s 18 points leading the way, the East Union sophomore basketball team cruised to a 39-29 victory in Patterson Tuesday night.

A 23-11 halftime score showed that the Lancers dominated the game early and managed to keep the lead for the remainder of the contest.

“We forced 22 turnovers tonight, which was really good to see,” East Union coach Jeff Lund said. “We also played pretty good defense.”

Wayne Cheung rounded out the Lancer scoring attack with 9 points.

Chavez 78, Lathrop 25
STOCKTON – Caesar Chavez dominated the court Tuesday to roll to a 78-25 victory over the Lathrop High School.

Alfred Isibido scored eight points for Lathrop, while Ricky Chavez added seven.

East Union 45, Patterson 41
PATTERSON – It took a late-game rally for the East Union freshman to pull out a 45-41 victory at Patterson Tuesday night.

The Lancers managed to outscore the host tigers 19-8 in the fourth quarter to secure victory.

Justin Anoveros led the Lancers in scoring with 20 points, while Will Brink added 8.

Ripon 43, Weston Ranch 21
The Indians caught little resistance from the host Cougars, improving to 7-0 with the non league victory. Tia Sidtikien paced Ripon with 17 points, while teammate Ruth Water s chipped in 14. Ripon will look to continue with an impressive season opening when they travel to Manteca to take on the East Union Lancers Friday.

Beyer 39, Sierra 19

The Timberwolves dropped their third game of the season when the visiting Patriots left with a 39-19 win Tuesday.

Kelley Paredes was Sierra’s leading scorer finishing with 11 points and four steals, while teammate Alison Armstrong pulled down a team-high eight rebounds. Sierra spotted Beyer a 17-10 first quarter lead, pushing themselves into a hole they would not be able to escape.

“It just took us too long to wake up,” Sierra head coach Martha Spivey said. “We need to play with our fourth quarter intensity from the tipoff.”

Beyer 40, Sierra 24
The Timberwolves could not keep pace with the visiting Patriots, falling to Beyer in Tuesday’s non league action.

Asia Cortez led Sierra with 13 points, seven steals and six rebounds, while teammate Brenda Padilla pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds to go along with three points. Valerie Mester added seven points, five steals and nine rebounds in the loss.
– Jason Campbell
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