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Atkins pours in 24 as TWolves top EU
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Alysia Atkins scored eight of Sierra’s 12 fourth-quarter points and put up 24 total as the Sierra High sophomore girls basketball team knocked off East Union, 48-42, Tuesday night.

With the win, Sierra moved to 6-0 in Valley Oak League play, while the Lancers slipped to 5-1.

Mallory Weiner added eight for the T’Wolves.

Morgan Hulsebosch paced the Lancers with 14, Katrina Camara had 10, and Briona Fontenot eight.

“They outplayed and outhustled us,” EU head coach Adrian McDaniel said. “We didn’t play all that well, but a lot of that was because of Sierra.”

Sierra 38, East Union 32
Lia Unterholzner scored 24 points and grabbed eight boards in leading the T’Wolves past East Union.

Joanna Ortiz added six points and four steals, and Shelby Shirron had 10 rebounds and four steals.

Klasey Kachalkin paced the Lancers with 14 and Kristen Piasacki added nine.

“We just need to regroup as a team and learn from our mistakes,” EU head coach Larissa Founts said.

With the win, Sierra moved to 5-1 in VOL play and 14-4 overall.

EU slipped to 4-1 in VOL play and 17-3 overall.

Manteca 49, Weston Ranch 34
In Stockton, Mia Ramirez and Jessica Reeder both scored 12 in the Manteca win.

Myklyn Balmut added 10, as did Karlesha Thompson.

Manteca (4-2 VOL, 9-6 overall) heads to East Union Thursday.

Weston Ranch 44, Lathrop 24
Lorenzo Simmons had 11, Tau Cavil nine and Cameron Turner seven as Weston Ranch had to work from behind for the win.

Lathrop led 14-13 at the break.

“They came out harder than we did, they outworked and outhustled us,” Cougars head coach Eddie Menzel said.

Oakdale 48, Lathrop 36
Lathrop 48, Sonora 36
A number of Spartans had big nights in Oakdale, as four Lathrop wrestlers went 2-0 in a split with the Mustangs (6-0) and Sonora (4-3).

Andrew Aquino (121 pounds), Christian Pena (127) and Mark Maynard (147) all picked up two pins, while Joe Brown (215) picked up two wins.

Bryan Ngyuen (114), Elijah Cash (132), Juan Ruedas (142), Pablo Chavez (154), Dennis Johnson (189) and Kenny Deguzman (HVY) all went 1-1.

“Luckily almost all of my kids are freshman, so they really didn’t know if they were wrestling the state champs or state chumps,” Lathrop head coach Dimos Birakos said. “Being a little clueless worked to our advantage because the kids just showed up and wrestled their butts off. We pushed Oakdale to their limits and ended up beating Sonora. Even the guys that went 0-2 wrestled tough for us.”

Lathrop (3-3 VOL, 5-6 overall) hosts a tri-meet with Ceres and East Union Wednesday starting at 4 p.m.

— Brandon Petersen