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Cougars still perfect on VOL schedule
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The Sierra Timberwolves held a slim three-point advantage on the undefeated Weston Ranch Cougars, but the Timberwolves could not hold them off, falling to Weston Ranch 56-40 at home Thursday in sophomore girls basketball.

Aljanea Brown led all scorers with 15, while teammates Anna Haley and Meme Palmore scored 11 and 10, respectively. Sierra got a strong performance from Valerie Nester, who led the Timberwolves with 13 points. Both Allison Walljasper and Kristi Davis chipped in with nine.

Weston Ranch (6-0 VOL, 13-2 overall) will try and remain unblemished when they travel to East Union Tuesday to meet up with the Lancers.

Lathrop 47, Kimball 12

Janet Visaya and Loreal Taylor both scored 12 points, matching the Jaguars’ offensive output.

The Spartans (2-4, 6-7) jumped out to a 16-3 lead, and made it 21-9 by halftime.

In the second half, Lathrop limited Kimball to just three points in the final two periods including a shutout in the fourth.

Jamine Calix added nine for the Spartans.

East Union 39, Manteca 34

The Lancers (5-1, 11-3) held a one basket lead at the half, and added it to late, sending the Manteca Buffaloes home with a VOL loss.

Marina Salyer led the way for the Lancers, turning in a team-high 15 points. Teammate Alex Scopas chipped in with nine. Manteca was led by Jasmine Odell who tied Salyer for game-high honors with 15.


Manteca 59, East Union 14

Manteca left little room to doubt who was the better club, pasting the East Union Lancers by 45 points Thursday in VOL play.

Jessica Hasal had a game-high 20 points to lead the Buffaloes, while Jessy Talarico had 14 and Abbie Bueler added 13.

East Union got four points each from Danielle Herrera and Nayeli Del Real. Del Real also pulled down a dozen rebounds.