OAKDALE – East Union made the trip to Oakdale expecting a battle and they got one, holding off the Mustangs for a 38-33 Valley Oak League win.
The Lancers exchanged leads with Oakdale throughout the contest, pulling away for good in the game’s final moments. Kristin Piasecki led East Union with a game-high 19 point outing and teammate Allison Telles found her way into double-digits with 11.
“The game went back and forth all night,” East Union head coach Rich Posz said. “It was basically a one-point difference until we were able to apply some pressure and control those final few minutes of the ball game.”
Lancer Kelsey Emerson had her way on the glass, pulling down a team-high nine rebounds to go along with three points.
Manteca 46, Central Valley 40
CERES – Karlesha Thompson led all scorers with 28 points as the Buffaloes eliminated a double-digit deficit before walking out of Ceres with another league victory.
Manteca trailed by 14 at the half, but came out rejuvenated in the second half, grabbing the lead for good late in the final period. The Buffaloes will relax thru a bye today and be back on the court Tuesday when they host the Sierra Timberwolves.
East Union 51,
OAKDALE – The Lancers proved to be too much for the Mustangs, handling Oakdale with ease in the VOL matchup.
East Union jumped out to an 28-16 halftime lead and never looked back. Alex Scopas paced East Union (3-1, 11-2) with 14 points, while teammates Megan Jordan and Alyssa Gonigan added 12 and 13, respectively.
“All of their hard work is finally showing up on the court,” East Union head coach Ron Gutierrez said. “Everybody up and down our lineup played well.”