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ROUNDUP: Battle-worn Weston Ranch boys soccer routs Riverbank
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Weston Ranch’s boys soccer team is getting a deserved one-day break before its next non-league match.

The Cougars have kept busy in tuning up for the Valley Oak League season to come. On Wednesday, they downed Riverbank 4-1 at home.

It’s their third game in as many days after playing seven last week — including four in the Pitman Pride Cup in Turlock on Dec. 3-4.

Weston Ranch is now 7-3-2 going into its next non-league tilt against Stagg on Friday.

“We are exhausted from playing way too many games but still managing to compete at a high level,” Weston Ranch coach Francisco Cisneros said.

Those tired legs may have allowed the visiting Bruins (2-3-1) to deliver the first blow Wednesday, taking the first lead in the eighth minute.

Angel Zapata led the comeback, scoring the first and final goals for Weston Ranch on assists from Choche Barrera and Aaron Martinez. Armando Montes’ long-range banger in the 26th minute was the go-ahead. Martinez then contributed a goal of his own in the 52nd minute, getting set up by Barrera.

The Cougars were in full control after the early hiccup, totaling 17 shot attempts. Goalkeeper Marcos Arriaza had four saves.



Manteca 76, Tokay 27

In Lodi, Noah Lyons led four Buffaloes (2-3) in double figures with 18 points.

Justice Chase tallied 13 points, Ryan Inderbitzin had 12, Elijah Nelson scored 11 and Blake Gross netted 10.

Manteca plays Downey next Monday in the first round of the 3rd annual Mark Gallo Invitational at Central Catholic.


Ripon Christian 63, Linden 34

The Knights (4-0) are going after their second straight tournament championship, tipping off the Argonaut Quarterback Club Tournament in Jackson with a blowout/

They held Linden (0-6) two just two points in the second quarter and led comfortably at halftime, 33-10. Ripon Christian had 13 different scoring contributors and was led by Griffin de Abreu’s 15 points. Eli Terpsma had nine points, and Thys Van Der Hoek chipped in eight.




Lathrop 3, Ceres 2
The veteran attacking duo of Aryana Jones and Isa Paniagua lifted the Spartans’ to their first-ever win over Ceres (0-1, 2-5 overall) in Western Athletic Conference play.

Jones accounted for two of the goals and was assisted by Paniagua on one of them. Paniagua scored the other goal and, not surprisingly, was assisted by Jones.

Lathrop heads to Modesto for a non-league match on Friday.


JV boys basketball

Manteca 76, Tokay 41

J.J. Menos collected a team-high 16 points in the road win for the Buffaloes (5-0). Peyton Nieman added 14 points, while Bryson Davis pitched in 13.

Manteca puts its perfect record on the line tonight in the St. Mary’s Tournament against the host school.


JV girls soccer

Lathrop 3, Ceres 0

Madilyn Martinez made two of the goals, while Allana Lewis registered the other.


Frosh boys basketball

Manteca 41, Tokay 32

Harp Mehrok’s 11 points, and 10 rebounds anchored Manteca’s non-league victory. Jayden Scarver fired 13 points.

The Buffaloes (6-1) were coming off their title run in the Bear Creek Tournament in Stockton, defeating host Bear Creek in the final, 48-27. Johan Peringelil was named MVP, while Eddie Anthony made the all-tourney team.