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BOYS HOOPS: Cougars cruise past Jags for 20th straight win
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STOCKTON — Ahead by double digits at halftime on Tuesday, Devin Small and the Weston Ranch boys basketball team left no doubt by the end of the third quarter in their second showdown with Kimball.
The Cougars outscored the visiting Jaguars from Tracy 23-8 in the third with Small accounting for 17 of those points, and they tallied their 20th consecutive win with the 73-38 blowout. It was a far more decisive and complete victory for Weston Ranch (6-0 Valley Oak League, 21-1 overall), which struggled from the field in beating Kimball (2-5, 10-12) the first time, 51-37.
Small finished with 19 points and five steals. Donjaé Lindsey added 12 points and six rebounds in the balanced effort. Mi’son Coilton contributed 11 points, Lydell King had nine and DaQuan Kelly eight along with six boards.
Weston Ranch hosts third-place Manteca on Saturday and heads to second-place Central Catholic on Jan. 29.

Manteca 59, Oakdale 48
At Winter Gym, the Buffaloes (5-1 VOL, 16-6 overall) needed a late surge to avoid an upset against Oakdale (0-7, 14-9), outscoring the Mustangs 20-10 in the fourth.
Isaiah Victor accumulated 19 points, eight rebounds and six steals for Manteca. Domonick Victor had 12 points and 14 rebounds. Jordan Burciaga added 14 points. Oakdale, which took a 26-22 lead into halftime, was paced by John Foreman’s 19 points.

Ripon Christian 62, Hughson 44

HUGHSON — The host Huskies (0-7, 3-17) did not make it easy for the Trans-Valley League leaders, who slowly pulled away in the second half.
“They were pesky and it was close until the end,” RC coach Mark Hofman said.
Jacob Van Groningen led the balanced Knights (7-0, 15-6) with 15 points, Will Gilbert had 14, Cade Alger 12, Caleb Terpsma 10 and Justin Bennett nine.
Clayton Dowdy and Derek Avila fired 15 and 14 for Hughson, respectively.

Junior varsity
Manteca 41, Oakdale 40

The Buffaloes (4-2 VOL) were ahead 23-13 at halftime but held on for the win in this first-place battle.
Mike Arriola and Khalid Robinson tallied 10 points each, and Levi DeGroot added nine on three 3s.

Ripon 50, Livingston 46

LIVINGSTON — Nolan Young pumped in 15 points as Ripon squeaked out the road win.
Dylan DeGraaf chipped in with 10 points, and Donavan Armstrong secured 11 rebounds.