Manteca High’s Tydus Verhoeven found Frankie Lopez in the corner for a 3-pointer with 10 seconds left in the championship game of the Cosumnes Oaks Running with the Pack Tournament on Saturday with Elk Grove and that proved to be the game winner in a 54-51 thriller at Cosumnes Oaks High in Elk Grove.
The Buffaloes (7-0) needed a 21-point fourth to overcome the Thundering Herd (8-3).
“I was very proud of our composure,” Manteca coach Brett Lewis said. “For the second day in a row we executed at the end of the game to finish the other team off.
“Our guys responded to a couple big knockout blows and we hung in there and finished them off at the end. This was a big championship for our kids and our program and I am proud.”
Matt Ender, Jacob Tolbert, and Inder Randhawa came off the bench to give a much-needed spark to a flat-footed Buffaloes attack.
“I am very proud of Matt, Inder, and Jacob for stepping up big for us to help keep us in the game to give us an opportunity to be there at the end,” Lewis said.
Anand Hundal led Manteca with 14 points, six rebounds and three assists. Kenny Wooten added 13 points, six rebounds and five blocks and Verhoeven had 10 points, nine rebounds, six assists and two blocks.
West High Holiday
The Spartans (6-6) led by a point with four minutes to go in the third place game but the tournament host Wolf Pack (7-5) ran away with the win at West High’s Thornton Gymnasium.
Junior Ballard had a double-double for Lathrop with 22 points and 11 rebounds and was an all-tournament selection. Teammate Idowu Olaleye had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Ripon Winter Classic
Ripon 59, Bret Harte-Angels Camp 53
The tournament host Indians (6-3) had a three-point lead at halftime and went on 18-11 run in third behind 3 pointers by Matt Molhler, Aaron Paschini and Cole Stevens for a 10-point cushion. The Bullfrogs (4-5) hit a trio of 3-pointers down the stretch and a layup at the buzzer.
Stevens had 16 points and seven rebounds. Paschini added 14 points and Cody Haines had 12 points and seven rebounds.
Bret Harte Freshman Basketball Tournament
The Indians picked up three wins in the tournament in Angels Camp, defeating Argonaut-Jackson 53-40, Bret Harte-Angels Camp 74-30 and Calaveras-San Andreas 50-20.
Spencer Schroen led Ripon (8-1) with a 17 points-per-game average. Dallas Waters added 11 points per game, Jordan Rocha seven and Adam Wood and Vincent Olmo six apiece. Rocha led the Indians with nine rebounds per game and Olmo added seven per game. Schroen had six assists per game for Ripon.
Del Campo-Fair Oaks 38, Lathrop 29
The Spartans (3-2) held the Cougars (6-2) to two first-period points Friday before Del Campo poured in 21 second-quarter points.
Lathrop battled back in the third quarter to trail just 25-22 going into the final period but would get no closer.
Women’s West Coast Tournament of
Aysia Cortez of Venture Academy took third place at 131 pounds this weekend at Hardwood Palace in Lincoln,
Cortez lost her first match by decision and won her other four by pin.