East Union High’s girls basketball team isone win from a shot at the Tom Hawkins/Tracy Breakfast Lions Tournament championship. On Wedensday, it handled co-host West High with ease 50-28 to advance to the semifinal.
East Union (8-1) outscored West 33-10 in the first half, securing the victory before the intermission.
“It was one of those games where we were able to try some new things,” East Union head coach Jim Agostini said. “We were able to see how the team responded to it and we got some positive results for the things we incorporated tonight.”
Shlane Jackson turned in a game-high 14 points, while Kristin Piasecki added 13. Tiare Tu’uga chipped in with seven.
The Lancers will tackle their stiffest test of the young season when they meet up with Brookside Christian for a semifinal matchup at 7:30 p.m.. The winner will play for the tournament title Friday also at 7:30 p.m.
Manteca 69, Modesto 24
The Buffaloes (7-1) made an instant return to the win column, dismantling the Modesto Panthers by 45 points Wednesday.
Brianna Bell and Jasmine Odell led the way for Manteca, scoring 11 points each. Both Jaqi Guitierrez and Karleasha Thompson finished with nine. Mikayla Hasal nailed two 3-pointers to finish with six points.
Patterson 60, Lathrop 35
The Spartans’ struggles continued in a 60-35 loss to Patterson Wednesday.
Lathrop (1-8) went missing in the second quarter, forfeiting a good effort in the first quarter with a one-point second quarter.
“They were just too fast for us,” Lathrop head coach Ed Fang said. “We didn’t hustle in that second period and that really hurt our chances.”
Celina Desantis led Lathrop with 12, while both Jasmine Calix and Jazlyn Simon both added seven.
The Spartans will be on the court at 4:30 p.m. when they meet up with West High.