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Lancer girls dominate Central Catholic
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MODESTO – The East Union girls’ basketball team traveled to Central Catholic on Saturday and came away with a resounding 66-31 Valley Oak League win.

“We are extremely pleased with the well-balance scoring,” Lancers coach Jim Agostini said. “We had five players in double figures and we hit six 3-pointers.

“We will need to continue that as we progress through the VOL season.”

Taylor Snaer paced East Union (2-0 VOL, 14-3 overall) with 15 points behind four 3-pointers. Lauren Pablo and Ala Tuuga added 12 points apiece with Kyshanti King and Lani Tuuga both chipping in 11 points.

Tess Gallo led the Raiders (4-5, 0-2) with 12 points.

The Lancers host Weston Ranch Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Manteca 71, Oakdale 46
Kyaira Jacobs flirted with a triple-double for the Buffaloes (2-0, 12-4) with 13 points, none rebounds and eight assists.

Jayda Jackson Manteca with 16 points, Marissa Serrano added 14 points with Jadyn Nieman chipping in a double-double at 10 points 11 rebounds.

The Buffaloes travel to Sierra on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Gregori 51, Ripon Christian 46

MODESTO – Trailing 32-23 at halftime, the Knights (6-5) bounced back in the second half but could not close the gap in non-league action.

Morgan Van Elderen led Ripon Christian with 17 points and Mikaela Vander Molen added 13 points.

Savannah Turner led the Jaguars (5-9) with 12 points

The Knights host Hughson to start the Southern League schedule Tuesday at 7 p.m.


Boys basketball

Weston Ranch 83, Kimball 74

Donjae Lindsey poured in 32 points to help the host Cougars (1-0 VOL, 5-9) out to a 57-40 halftime lead.

Mi’Son Coilton added 19 points for Weston Ranch and Gavin Wilburn chipped in 12.

John Harris led the Jaguars (1-1, 9-9) with 43 points.

The Cougars host East Union on Wednesday at 7 p.m.


Central Catholic 61, East Union 57

The host Lancers (1-1, 10-8) trailed by 11 points at halftime and poured in 20 fourth-quarter points.

Parmbir Khattra hit a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth period and led East Union with 14 points. Lydell King and Christian Cuevas added 12 points and Dylan Lee chipped in 10 points. 

Nic Sani led the Raiders (2-0, 10-6) with 22 points.

The Lancers travel to Weston Ranch on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Ripon 68, Argonaut 56

JACKSON – Malik Taylor tallied 26 points behind three 3-pointers to lead the Indians (5-9) to the non-league road win.

Ripon’s Troy Brogan put up a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Nico Ilardi chipped in 13 points with two 3-pointers along with five rebounds and Logan Gillespie made seven points and seven rebounds.

“We played a pretty decent game overall,” Indians coach Justin Graham said. “We had a 20-point lead early in the fourth quarter and they started pressing us and forced a few turnovers.

“We are putting pieces together. We are finding our rhythm and we just need to play a complete basketball game. This was a nice tune-up for us with the TVL starting next week.”

Ripon travels to Galt on Tuesday to face Liberty Ranch at 7 p.m. before kicking off the Trans-Valley League schedule at Livingston on Wednesday night at 7.

Sierra 63, Turlock 51

TURLOCK – The Timberwolves (9-6) bounced back from a nine-point first quarter with a 26-point second quarter on the way to a non-league win.

Kendrick Currey and Zachariah Curry each scored 16 points to pace Sierra and Ryan Borgeson added 11 points.

Jake Abrams led the Bulldogs (6-10) with 22 points.

“We got a good effort from the guys,” Timberwolves coach Eddie Morales said. “We competed and I thought we did a good job on their best player today and it really helped us out.

“We still have a lot of room to grow and we’re working to get there. We have some tough road games ahead so we’re preparing for that one day at a time.”

Sierra travels to Oakdale for a VOL contest Wednesday at 7 p.m. 


Junior varsity

Weston Ranch 69, Kimball 53

Xavion Bell led the Cougars with 26 points and KeAndre Watson added 17 points.

Ripon 61, Argonaut 40

Anthony Sausedo tallied 24 points for the Indians and Jacob Wallace had 12 points.