MODESTO — Sophomore forward Ala Tu’uga enjoyed a career night Monday for East Union’s girls basketball team, collecting 25 points and 11 rebounds in a 76-41 non-league blowout of Enochs.
“She got more involved tonight and played an aggressive game,” Lancers coach Jim Agostini said. “She was very active on the boards.”
East Union, now 5-1, jumped out to a 20-11 lead and continued to have its way on both ends of the court as the margin continued to grow from there.
With Tu’uga going to work in the paint, she was complemented by balanced contributions on the perimeter. Danielle James made three 3s and finished with 15 points. Lani Tu’uga added 12 points and 10 assists, Kyshanti King had eight points and Taylor Snaer seven points.
The Lancers head to Tracy tonight before taking the rest of the week off from game action.
East Union 87, McNair 50
STOCKTON — The Lancers (8-2) scorched McNair (2-7) for 17 3-pointers, six of them drained by Christian Cuevas. He ended with a team-high 24 points.
Parm Khattra added four 3s and 16 points, while Dylan Lee hit three 3s and 11 points. East Union opens the Frank Godinez Tournament at Turlock on Thursday against Merced.
Ripon Christian 61, Orestimba 41
NEWMAN — Coming off two straight losses in the Ron Peterson Tip-Off Tournament in Riverbank, the Knights (2-2) got back on track with a lopsided victory Monday, breaking open an 18-5 lead at the start and cruising from there.
Will Gilbert spearheaded the onslaught with 15 points. Braden Van Groningen and Jacob Van Groningen added 12 and 10, respectively.
Auston Martens scored 11, and Atzin Marin chipped in 10 for Orestimba (2-5).
Ripon 1, Golden Valley 0
MERCED — A leg injury to Kailey Tijero early in the non-league match forced coach Bryce Perkins to move one of his best offensive players to defense.
That didn’t stop Devaney Dougherty from making an impact on the attacking third for Ripon (3-0).
She helped start counter-attacks from the defensive midfield spot, and in the 76th minute delivered the low cross to Ari Scholten for the deciding goal.
Kimball 6, Lathrop 2
LATHROP — Sophomores Aryana Jones and Emmi Arauzo each scored once in the first half for the Spartans (2-5), who were able to keep it competitive until surrounding three unanswered goals.
Lathrop opens Western Athletic Conference play Wednesday against visiting Grace Davis.
JV girls soccer
Ripon 1, Golden Valley 0
Teagan Rosales netted the lone goal in the second, helping Ripon improve to 2-1.
STOCKTON — Weston Ranch opened the season on a good note Saturday, medaling 12 out of the 14 wrestlers participating.
Elijah Johnson (170 pounds), Adrian Hopkins (126) and Johnathan Ordner (160) all brought home gold medals.
Clarita Uribe (106), Jacob Navarrette (132) and T.J. Williams (145) pocketed silver medals while Billy Phan (138), Melina Andrade (121), Noe Ramos (220), Rob Arteaga (195), Emily Chacon (137) and Isaiah Leon (152) all finished with bronze medals.