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POSTED December 18, 2009 2:50 a.m.
MODESTO – Manteca High opened the contest with a lackluster effort, and the Buffaloes couldn’t recover in their 62-39 loss to Grace Davis.

Manteca (3-3) ran into a pressing Spartan team that jumped out to a comfortable 22-8 lead after the first quarter and never relinquishing that gap.

“There was absolutely nothing that we can take from this game,” Manteca head coach Andrea Hiatt said. “We just stayed in first gear the entire game. They were able to beat us at our type of game.”

Foul trouble did not assist the Buffaloes cause, with consistent post presence Davina Bennett forced to sit most of the first half. Manteca was able to put together a solid second quarter, scoring 14 points, but Grace Davis eliminated any comeback hopes, with a 16-4 run in the third.

Sharon Washington paced the Buffaloes with 10 points, while teammate Cynthia Perez added a double-double, collecting 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Buffaloes will look to put the sub-par performance behind them and prepare for Buhach Colony’s visit to Winter Gym Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.

“This game was just a bump in the road,” Hiatt said. “We’ll bounce back; I am not worried about that.

“It really was just a disappointing showing for our team.”

Weston Ranch 58, Consumnes Oaks 37
LINDEN – The Weston Ranch Cougars shook off the emotional drain of their huge non-league win over Ripon High Tuesday and rolled past Consumnes Oaks 58-37 Thursday.

Timnesha Wilson led the Cougars with 11 points, while teammate Emoni Wilson chipped in with 10.

“There was a little let down after that Ripon game, but we were able to go out there and play well,” Weston Ranch head coach Chris Bauer said. “We recovered and outscored them by eight in the second quarter and by 17 in the third.

“Those two quarters put the game on ice right there.”

Jazmin Strane had another solid effort for the Cougars in minimal action, scoring eight, while junior April Seth closed out the contest with seven.

The Cougars (7-1) will have a lengthy break before stepping back on the court for the West Coast Jamboree in Fairfield Dec. 28. Weston Ranch will face some of the more prominent programs in Northern California, giving the squad a sturdy test before opening the Valley Oak league season.

“We are just going to be focusing on our fundamentals and trying to add a few new wrinkles into our offensive sets,” Bauer said. “We’ll take this time to clean some stuff up and just try to keep doing what we’re doing.

“If we play well in the Vanden tournament, which will be a good tournament, we’ll be alright for league.”

Hilmar Tournament
Hilmar 39, Lathrop 29
HILMAR – The Spartans rebounded after a tough loss to Tracy High Tuesday, putting up a solid effort in a 39-29 loss to defending tournament champion and host Hilmar High.

“We came back and played really well,” Lathrop head coach Ed Fang said. “Our last game we really got blown out by Tracy, so it was nice to see the girls respond so well against a good team.”

Jasmine Elder led the Spartans with 10 points, while Erica Sanchez and Blessie Caro both chipped in with five.

Lathrop (0-5) will continue tournament action against Summerville at 4 p.m.
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