Anand Hundal once again came up short of his first career triple-double in Manteca High’s 69-37 shellacking of visiting Oakdale in a regular-season finale Tuesday.
The 6-foot-8 center accumulated 14 points, nine rebounds, nine blocks and even dished out four assists in a little less than three quarters of action.
“That’s about the fifth or sixth time he’s come up a rebound or two or a block or two shy of a triple-double,” Manteca coach Brett Lewis said.
Frankie Lopez drained four 3s and finished with 12 points. Ja’Juan Freeman scored 11 points, while Tyler Graves (six rebounds) and Angel Perez added eight apiece. Oakdale (3-11, 7-18) was paced by Shane Baxter’s 16 points.
Manteca (12-2, 20-6) aimed to get some momentum going for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs, which begin Friday with out-bracket games. The VOL runner-up achieved that in its final two regular season contests after falling to Sierra 48-37 in the cross-town battle for the conference crown.
“We started out well in the first quarter (17-4 run) and that’s what we wanted to do was set the tone,” Manteca coach Brett Lewis said. “We want to get rolling for the playoffs and we feel like we did that. Guys had fun tonight, and all nine guys suited up got playing time and scored.”
Weston Ranch 66,
In Tracy, the Cougars (10-4, 17-10) found themselves down by six points midway through the fourth quarter until Jaelen Ragsdale and Jazz Swanson each buried a 3 to tie it. Weston Ranch had chances to ice it in the end but missed four free throws in the final 30 seconds.
Ragsdale ended up with a game-high 28 points. Fred Lavender chipped in 13 for the Cougars, while Swanson finished with 11. Peter Van Katwyk rung up 23 points, and V.J. Obiajuli had 19 to lead Kimball (6-8, 11-14).
Central Catholic 76,
East Union 39
In Modesto, Central Catholic (8-6, 16-11) buried 10 3-pointers and dominated undersized East Union (0-14, 6-21) in the post.
Sophomore Cooper Wilson accounted for five of the Raiders’ 3s and ended up with 17 points. Gyse Hulsebosch, also a sophomore guard for East Union, scored 13 points.
Central Catholic 52,
East Union 48
The Squires came up short at Central Catholic despite Angel Sena’s 21-point outburst. Jack Weaver contributed 13 points and Scott Morenzone had eight.
Manteca 57, Oakdale 37
Kyle Reis poured in 20 points and Gino Campiotti had 10 for the VOL champion Buffaloes (13-1, 21-3).