When the ball slid through the net after Victoria Vezaldenos' 3-point play late in the fourth, what was in close game became a formality as the junior led East Union to its first win of the season with a 21-point effort in a 46-33 win over Downey High Tuesday.
The spoils of victory were fittingly divvied out to the tri-champions of the Southern League.
East Union's boys basketball team picked up a quality win in Riverbank Tuesday, leading the previously-undefeated Bruins by 22 at one point of a 60-47 victory.
Celine Barber amassed 21 points, and Sierra's girls basketball team used a 24-6 run to blow out host Livingston 56-26 in its second nonleague contest.
Ripon High's football team accomplished so much in 2012:
Counting its Foundation Game, East Union's girls basketball team played its second contest of the season on Monday in Modesto.
Weston Ranch's wrestling team had a busy Saturday with the boys competing in the Newark Memorial Ironman Duals and the girls staying closer to home for the 7th Annual McNair Invitational.
RIVERBANK - Everything went right for the Ripon Christian Knights during the first two games in the Ron Peterson Tip-Off Tournament, but in the championship against tournament host Riverbank the Knights were unable to bounce back from an early deficit in a 52-42 loss Saturday.
LATHROP – It took both clubs a quarter to find any sort of offensive rhythm, but when Lathrop and Ceres high both got going it was the Spartans who were a little more productive. They fended off a late Ceres rally in a 36-28 season-opening victory Friday.
MODESTO - Lathrop High's boys basketball team will play its sixth game in six days this afternoon when it closes out the Modesto City Classic.
Ripon Christian's boys basketball team used a 16-6 third-quarter run to race away from Calaveras 55-46 in a winners-bracket semifinal of the Riverbank High Ron Peterson Tip-Off Tournament.
East Union showed off depth and versatility in its season opener against Escalon Thursday at Dalben Center.
The only clue to the fact it was Sierra High's first basketball game of the season was its record.
The Manteca Buffaloes were able to remove the foul taste of a poor performance in the Modesto City Classic opener with a strong showing Thursday, beating Modesto High 68-52 in loser's bracket action.
The Ripon Christian Knights opened the Riverbank High Ron Peterson Tip-Off Tournament with a solid showing, getting nine players in the scoring column during a 77-43 blowout of the Hilmar Yellowjackets Thursday.
Sierra broke into the win column Saturday with a 25-23, 16-25, 15-11 win over Lathrop in the Sierra Boys Volleyball Tournament.
East Union had already battled back twice from deficits, and Brayden Hardcastle came oh so close to tying it back up in the bottom of ...
Thanks to Tawny Deerinck, the science wing at Manteca High may need a new skylight.
LATHROP - Lathrop's first four batters reached in the bottom of the seventh, but visiting Chavez was able to limit the damage for a 9-7 ...
STOCKTON - Manuel Rubio pitched three innings and went 3 for 4 with three runs at the plate, helping Weston Ranch complete a series sweep of ...
Jhai Flowers set a new school record in the pole vault in helping Lathrop's boys track and field team trample host Manteca 111-23 in ...
RIPON - Ripon hit the pool swimming Thursday, dominating visiting Sierra and Kimball to sweep the Valley Oak League-opening tri-meet at Ervin Zador Aquatic Center.
Manteca's Gino Campiotti broke open a close game in the sixth inning with a bases-clearing double and pitched five innings to get the win ...
RIPON - Things were looking bleak just a week ago for the Ripon boys golf team.
East Union was held to two hits but was rewarded for its patience at the plate in a 3-1 win over visiting Atwater on Wednesday.
A rough start was only part of the reason for Sierra High's 5-3 loss to visiting Turlock on Wednesday.
Sometimes patience wins out over power.
PATTERSON - One day after winning a pitchers duel against powerhouse Ceres, Manteca squeaked past Patterson 11-10 in a slugfest Wednesday.
When Manteca's Kyle Reis goes on a roll, he goes on a roll.
East Union won the majority of the matches played, but it wasn't enough to overcome its low numbers in a 6-3 loss to visiting ...