The East Union sophomore boys basketball team closed out the game in style, outscoring Weston Ranch 23-13 in the final period on their way to the 51 - 43 win Friday.
Weston Ranch held a slim one-point lead at the intermission, extending it by a point by the end of the third. Disaster loomed as the Cougars could do nothing to stop a 14-2 East Union run to close out the game.
Zac Carrillo led the Lancers (4-1, 9-3) with 12 points, while teammate Brandon Cline finished with 10. Cline nailed a pair of 3-pointers in the final two minutes to help secure the win.
Dillon Alexander led all scorers, hitting for 27 points, 19 of those in the second half.
Sierra 50, Oakdale 44
OAKDALE – The Timberwolves extended their win streak to seven games with their win over Oakdale. Tim Thorton led the way for Sierra (5-0, 9-4) scoring 15, while Joseph Berry finished with 13. Bret Wilson landed in double-digits with 11.
“We made a few adjustments at halftime,” Sierra head coach Justin Muschott said. “We have different guys stepping up and playing well every game.
“Hopefully we can keep it going in our three upcoming games to closeout league.”
Ripon Christian 50, Summerville 38
RIPON -- The Knights fell behind 12-7 after one, but came back to outscore Summerville in each of the final three periods. Jared Goslinga led the way with 19 points, nine coming in the third quarter, and Kalvin Prins added 10. James Vander Schaff chipped in with eight.
Sierra 31, Oakdale 28
The Sierra High girls sophomore basketball team used a dominating performance from Alison Armstrong to sneak past the Oakdale Mustangs in Friday’s Valley Oak League action.
Armstrong led all scorers with 12 points and added 10 rebounds and two steals for an all-around performance. Shelby Shirron made her presence felt with nine points, seven rebounds and a game-high eight steals for Sierra. Kelly Paredes played the role of floor general, dishing out four assists and swiping five steals.
“I’m really proud of the girls,” Sierra head coach Martha Spivey said. “We played a great game and finally put together four quarters (Friday).”
East Union 65, Weston Ranch 44
WESTON RANCH – The Lancers (4-1, 9-6) rolled over Weston Ranch with ease. Kristen Piasecki turned in a game-high 27 points, while teammates Allison Telles and Victoria Ramos added 17 and 10, respectively. Ramos also pulled down a team-high nine boards in the win.
East Union’s Klasey Kachalkin rounded out the Lancers’ scoring with eight points.
Sierra 49, Oakdale 37
OAKDALE – The Timberwolves fell behind early, but got back on path, remaining undefeated with their fifth consecutive league win.
Guillermo Nunez led Sierra (5-0, 12-0) with 13 points and Joseph Cantu added eight. Emmanuel Elijah and Marc Wilson both chipped in seven in the win.
East Union 43, Weston Ranch 39
The Lancers got another dominant effort from Will Brink and Justin Nieto who both finished with 13 in the win. Zerrion Payton led all scorers with 20 points in a losing effort.
Sierra 31, Oakdale 30
OAKDALE – East Union (3-2) was led Valerie Nester’s phenomenal outing. Nester had game-highs in points (11), rebounds (21) and steals (nine) to provide the difference.
Teammates Brenda Padilla added six points, eight rebounds and Kristie Davis chipped in four points, four assists and a pair of steals.
East Union 46, Weston Ranch 39
WESTON RANCH – Alyssa Gonigan and Angelique Cardoza paced East Union with 11 points apiece.
Central Valley 40, Manteca 28
CERES – The Hawks proved to be too much for Manteca, sending the Buffaloes home with a loss Thursday. Jasmine O’dell led the Buffaloes with 11 points while teammates Elai Freeman and Hailee Teixeira both added five.
– Jagada Chambers