The Manteca High sophomore boys basketball team may be hitting its stride at the right time.
After avenging two previous losses to Kimball, the Buffaloes crushed cross-town rival Sierra 70-48 in enemy territory Thursday. They upended Kimball 76-53 the night before and remain a game back of Valley Oak League-leading Central Catholic with a 9-2 record.
Ruben Cedano Jr. led three Buffaloes in double figures with 21 points, including four 3s. Gino Campiotti fired 14 points, and point guard Kyle Bolding chipped in with 12.
East Union 60,
Weston Ranch 50
Blake Greenlee’s 26-point performance included a dunk for third-place East Union. The Lancers scored 20 points in the second quarter to open up a double-digit lead and held Weston Ranch to nine in the third to build a 48-33 margin.
Jesse Anzar and Grant Silva contributed nine points apiece. Weston Ranch rolled to a 55-27 in the freshman game.
Central Catholic 34
Braydon Rollins converted seven of 10 free throws in crunch time to help the Spartans pull away for the win. He ended up with 11 points, four assists and four rebounds.
Jerel Ceralde paced lathrop with 13 points and five assists.
Manteca 46, Sierra 33
Dylan Gross and Tarnjot Singh recorded 10 points apiece for the victorious Buffaloes (7-4, 12-11).
East Union 48,
Weston Ranch 18
The Lancers were ahead 24-13 at halftime before holding Weston Ranch to just five points over the final two periods.
Leilani Menor spearheaded East Union with 12 points, while Sarah Gloeckler scored 10.