STOCKTON — Manteca’s girls basketball team produced another convincing win over a Western Athletic Conference contender on Thursday, but the Buffaloes should get more resistance tonight from a battle-hardened squad from the northern half of the Sac-Joaquin Section.
They trounced Beyer 61-31 in the opening round of the Trojan Clash hosted by Lincoln High, using a 29-6 third-quarter push to bust it open. Manteca was ahead 25-16 at halftime.
“We had nice, balanced scoring tonight, and we were able to create turnovers in the half court in the third quarter,” Manteca coach Ryan Bono said.
Beyer (3-2) claimed a share of the now-defunct Modesto Metro Conference last season. The Patriots couldn’t keep up with the undefeated Buffs (4-0), who face Oak Ridge (4-2) of El Dorado Hills tonight starting at 8.
Kyaira Jacobs and Paige Peterson scored 12 and 10 points, respectively for Manteca. Jayda Jackson, Marissa Serrano and Jaslyn Woods each had nine, while Victoria Villavazo pumped in eight.
Lodi Winter Tourney
Ripon 59, Rock Canyon 53
LODI — Ripon (2-1) outlasted the Jaguars (1-3) out of Highlands Ranch, Colo. in the opening-round contest. After it was held to 10 points or less in the first three quarters, Rock Canyon — which trailed 41-27 — exploded for 27 in the fourth.
Reina Sausedo buried four of Ripon’s eight 3-pointers and finished with 19 points. Bianca Toledo contributed 11 points, and Rachel Sausedo added eight points, five rebounds and four assists. Mackenzie Hutchinson grabbed 10 rebounds, and Sydney Thomason pulled down nine boards to go with six points.
Emily Cottrell and Halle Hamilton each tallied 13 points for Rock Canyon, while Lexi Olsen finished with 11.
Ripon next faces John Swett (2-3) of Contra Costa County tonight at 6:30.
Mtn. House 74, W. Ranch 62
LODI — Mountain House (2-2) led 39-25 at halftime, but Weston Ranch (1-2) continued to battle until the final whistle.
Jennalyn Laminero accumulated 27 points, and Kryshanti King had 12 to lead the Cougars. They’ll face Downey at 5 today.
“The kids played well and I couldn’t ask for anything else — they hustled and left it all out on the court,” Weston Ranch coach Chris Bauer said. “We just don’t have our legs underneath us yet. We have little things to fix but we played really well for what we have and I expect us to keep improving and getting better.”
Oakmont Rotary Tourney
Franklin 74, Sierra 37
ROSEVILLE — After routing their first three opponents, the Timberwolves (3-1) met their match against the Wildcats (3-2) of Elk Grove.
“We knew coming to Roseville that we were going to play next-level teams,” Sierra coach Larissa Founts-Bergerson said. “We started playing our game too late.”
Natalie Dias poured in 19 points and drained five 3s. She also had seven rebounds and seven steals. Inessa Villanueva contributed six points and three boards. Sierra was held to three points in the first quarter and trailed 43-14 at halftime.
The T’wolves take on Grant (2-5) of Sacramento today at 5.