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Manteca falls to Lincoln during title game of Buff Cup
Manteca High

Lincoln of Stockton and tournament host Manteca battled to a scoreless tie through regulation Saturday before the Trojans bettered the mud and muck of Guss Schmiedt Field to outscore the Buffaloes 4-3 in penalty kicks for the championship of the Buff Cup.

 The Manteca goal-keeping tandem of Aimee Meier and Willow Stearns were busy in the net and combined for 14 saves.

 The Buffaloes lost to the Trojans 2-0 to open the season but kept Lincoln out of the net during regulation on Saturday.  


Manteca 2, Edison 0

 The Buffaloes managed a pair of first-half goals in a driving rainstorm for the semifinal victory.

 Manteca totaled 12 shots on frame and Olivia Castillo got Manteca on the board when she scored off a corner kick by Jordyn Silva. Esmerelda Ochoa made the score 2-0 on an assist by Aleah Melendez.

 Meier and Stearns posted three total saves


Manteca 7, Waterford 0

 The Buffaloes managed five goals first half and blasted 28 shots on goal to open the tournament on Friday.

 Melendez totaled a hat trick with three goals and had an assist. Caitlynn Wong had two goals and an assist, Silva and Ochoa each posted a goal and an assist with Isabella Avial and Madison Noriega each getting an assist. 


 Gebhardt Champions Cup

 Clovis North peppered tournament host Sierra’s net with impunity Saturday, firing 14 shots on goal only for Timberwolves goalie Michaela Bitle to stop all those shots. Neither team could score in regulation so the game went to penalty kicks and Broncos goalie Angie Petrakis managed a save which proved to be the difference as Clovis north won the championship trophy 0-0 (4-3) on the back field at Sierra High. The game was moved from Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium because of the torrential rains earlier in the day.

 “It’s always hard to lose on PKs,” Clovis North coach Nick Pappanduras said. “We definitely were getting down there but we just couldn’t finish. The girls will learn from it.

 “Both teams are going to Bakersfield in a few weeks and we are in the same pool so there is a chance this could happen again.”

 In the final minutes the Timberwolves had two chances on breakaways but could not get a shot off. 

 “They held the majority of the position,” Sierra coach Manuel Pires said. “We did have a couple of opportunities where we ended up not being able to take the shot. They were able to get a foot on it before we could take the shot. Those were the best opportunities we had in the second half.

 “We held them though. Our defense played really well and I am proud of that. We just didn’t have the connection of our game from the midfield going forward.”  

 The two teams will begin play in the same pool of the Garces Memorial in Bakersfield on Friday, Dec. 14.


Boys basketball

Stagg Tournament Championship

Sonora 67, Ripon 44

 STOCKTON – Austin Patterson scored 20 first-half points for the Wildcats on Saturday and finished with 26 points.

 “Ripon was dominated from the get-go,” Indians coach Justin Graham said. “Austin Patterson came out on fire and couldn’t be stopped and we couldn’t stop turning the ball over.”

 Ripon finished with 26 turnovers.

 Vincent Olmo had a double-double for the Indians with 13 points and 11 rebounds and Nico Ilardi chipped in 11 points, two rebounds and three assists. 


Modesto City Tournament

Buhach Colony 63, East Union 62

 MODESTO – The Thunder came from behind Saturday to nip the Lancers (3-2) by a point. 

 East Union’s Asiah Scott had a double-double for with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Parm Khattra led the Lancers with 21 points and Christian Cuevas added 17.


East Union 63,

Grace Davis of Modesto 40

 The Lancers shot out to a 16-7 first-quarter lead Friday and held the Spartans to single digits in both the first and second periods.

 Cuevas led East Union with nine points. Scott (12 rebounds). Khattra, Eric Nascimento and Wes Rice all had eight points each.


Girls Wrestling

Casa Roble Invitational

 ORANGEVALE – Ripon placed third Saturday out of 22 teams. 

 Avery Thomason (126 pounds), Alyssa Oliver (121) and Maia DiScala (116) all finished second for the Indians with this being first-year wrestler DiScala’s first varsity tournament. First-year grappler Katelynn Cardoza (143) placed third.