TUOLUMNE — Gyse Hulsebosch accounted for 14 of East Union’s 26 points in the fourth quarter, as the Lancers overcame a sluggish start to escape Summerville with a 64-56 nonleague victory Tuesday night.
East Union (4-1) trailed 19-6 after the first quarter, but an improved effort on defense and rebounding helped jump start the offense. Hulsebosch finished with 18 points and buried all three of his 3-pointers in the fourth. The Lancers as a team made 12 from long range.
“We got off to a really slow start, which is common going up the hill,” East Union coach Ryan Tarr said. “Even though we were down nine at halftime (30-21) I still felt good about it because we were able to start making some stops. We got better offensively as the game went along, but it was because of what we did defensively.”
East Union outscored the Bears 16-9 in the third quarter before blowing past them in the end. While Hulsebosch closed with the hot hand, Malik Thomas kept the Lancers in range early. He finished with 17 points and five 3-pointers. Austin Miller contributed three treys and 13 points.
Ripon Christian 58, Bret Harte 46
ANGELS CAMP — Andrew Vander Weide pumped in a game-high 15 points as the Knights improved to 3-1 on the young season. Ty Beidleman chimed in with 10 points, and Zach Cortwright had nine.
Venture Academy 37
LATHROP — The Spartans (3-2) got the separation they needed with an 11-3 second quarter, and Junior Ballard registered 24 points in the win.
Idowu Olaleye complemented the sophomore’s effort with 10 points, while Zandro Padre and Deshawn Kelley added eight each.
East Union 56,
Blake Greenlee paced East Union’s balanced attack with 14 points.
Jojo Espinoza contributed 11 points, Drew Sena had 10 and Grant Silva tallied eight.
East Union 33
An 18-8 second-quarter advantage for Summerville proved to be the difference.
Daniel Ruiz and Asiah Scott recorded nine and eight points, respectively, for East Union.