East Union’s girls basketball team ended the first half with a 7-0 run and used eight unanswered points in the fourth to beat visiting Sierra 54-39 on Thursday.
It’s the Lancers’ 15th consecutive win over their intracity rival, and they’re 29-1 against the Timberwolves (0-3 Valley Oak League) since 2007.
Kyshanti King paced East Union (3-0) with 19 points and was one of three players honored on senior night, joining Jannier Ismerio and Danielle James. Taylor Snaer backed her with 15 points, netting nine in the fourth. She was among the Lancers handcuffed by foul trouble.
“We had three of our starters on the bench with three fouls in the third quarter,” East Union coach Jim Agostini said. “The rest of the team did a great job. They just hung in there and did what they had to do to keep our lead. Then we went on a run when Taylor and (Lauren) Pablo got back on the floor.”
Mikayla Guarascio finished with 11 to lead Sierra. Brianna Parker and Grace Langerfeldt added nine and eight, respectively.
Central Catholic 58, Ripon 44
In Modesto, the host Raiders (3-0) were able to break away with a 16-6 fourth-quarter advantage. Tessa Gallo anchored them with 27 points, and Katherine Juarez pumped in 11.
Kiley Holland tallied 14 points and five rebounds for Ripon (0-3). She buoyed the Indians early, hitting four 3s in the first half. Kaylee Hutchinson and Gabby Delgado scored six points each.
Mountain House 45, Lathrop 39
Tatiana Lowery carried much of the offensive load for visiting Lathrop with 24 points, but it wasn’t enough to help the team overcome foul trouble.