It took 8 minutes, 29 seconds for Downey’s girls basketball team to score its first points in a nonleague contest with East Union Monday.
The rest was a formality.
East Union rolled to a 61-11 in Modesto, improving to 2-0 going into today’s home game with Johansen. Downey dropped to 1-4.
The blow out allowed all of East Union’s players to get work in, with 10 of the 11 contributing points. Klassey Kachalkin led three Lancers in double figures with 11 points. Shalane Jackson and Tia Tu’uga each turned in 10.
“We got to work on team defense, communication, that kind of stuff,” East Union coach Jim Agostini said. “We’ve been working on that the most in practice, so in games like this you push those issues a little more early in the year. We’ll get a much better test (tonight) against Johansen. We’ll have to play well for that one.”
Tonight’s contest with Johansen (1-3) is scheduled to tip off at 7:15.
Ripon Christian 67, Hughson 55
In Hughson, point guard Dan Vos scored 11 of his game-high 18 points in the first quarter, leading the Knights (3-1) to a 19-8 lead.
Twin post players Jared and Jordan Goslinga helped balance things out the rest of the way, as they each contributed 13 points. Jon Vander Molen added 12. Julian Farhoud had 16 for Hughson (0-3).
Ripon Christian competes in the Warriors Classic at Galt High Thursday starting with Liberty Ranch at 4 p.m.
East Union 64, Downey 32
Marina Sayler produced 14 points as the Squires evened their record to 1-1. Victoria Vezaldenez turned in 12 points, and freshman post Sam Hines added 10.
East Union 32, Downey 25
Rena Dragony pulled down 15 rebounds to go with eight points and five steals to spark the Pages (2-0). Destiny Flores contributed 10 points and eight rebounds, and Tia Toria chipped in seven points and seven boards.