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Cougars remain perfect in VOL
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The Weston Ranch sophomore girls basketball team continue to have its way in the Valley Oak League, remaining unblemished with a relatively easy 60-20 win over the Kimball Jaguars Tuesday in league play.

The Cougars (5-0 VOL, 12-2 overall) opened the contest on a 32-10 run, cruising to victory behind a game-high effort from Aljanea Brown with 13. Niki Ray Ray finished in double-figures with 12, while teammate Anna Haley added 11.

The Cougars will try and remain perfect in VOL play when they travel to Manteca to take on the Sierra Timberwolves Thursday.

Sonora 45, East Union 23

The Lancers opened their trip to Sonora with inconsistency on offense and it plagued the club for four quarters in a 45-23 loss to Sonora Tuesday.

East Union (4-1, 10-3) suffered its first loss in the VOL, succumbing to the Wildcats’ defensive pressure in their trap. Sonora built a 30-12 halftime lead, paving the Lancers too steep a hole to climb out of.

Alyssa Gonigan led a lackluster East Union offensive outpouring with six points, teammate Alex Scopas added five.

Sierra 58, Lathrop 56

Brittni Bernstine was unable to convert on a free throw with 12 seconds remaining in the contest, but her miss was rebounded and put back in for the game-winning-basket Tuesday in Sierra’s two-point win over Lathrop High.

Allison Walljasper pulled her teammates to victory with the put back, sealing Sierra’s come-from-behind victory after trailing by double-digits late in the second half. Walljasper was unstoppable in the contest, scoring a game-high 34 points and pulling down 14 rebounds.

Valerie Nestor added 14 points and 18 boards, while Asia Cortez dished out nine assists and swiped seven steals.

Celina DeSantis led Lathrop with 17 points and eight rebounds, while Jasmine Calix added 16.

Ripon Christian 57, Turlock Christian 17

Jenny Wickham nailed five 3-pointers to help keep the Knights undefeated in the Southern League with a convincing win over Turlock Christian.

Rachle DeVries added 11 and Kirsten Bowman had nine points


Sierra 60, Lathrop 46

Sierra High took care of business against the Spartans, stopping them by 14 points Tuesday in VOL play.

Courtney Brwon led all scorers with 31 points, while Laryassa Coushman finished with 10 and Kayla Honeycutt added nine. Brown also pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds in the win.

Sonora 35, East Union 33

The freshman Lancers came the closest to departing Sonora with a victory, but still dropped the VOL contest 35-33 Tuesday up the hill.

Victoria Vezaldenos led East Union with 12 points and five rebounds, while both Danielle Herrera and Madison Hoffman both added six.