Lathrop’s girls basketball team shut out Elk Grove in the first and third quarters on Tuesday and rolled to a 54-12 home victory in its first game of the season.
Kierstin Constantino led the balanced Spartans with 11 points in limited action. Lathrop opened up a 19-0 lead by the end of the first quarter and stretched it out to 37-4 by halftime.
“We came out really aggressive and did well,” Lathrop coach Dwayne Davis said, noting that his team forced seven turnovers in the first period. “Everybody got some minutes and contributed. We dialed back the pressure after the first quarter. We’re excited to get the season started and we’ll get the opportunity to spread our wings next week.”
Egypt Jenkins and Navi Kaurpreet added eight points each, and Sanah Sunner contributed six. Nyla Kieu scored six for Elk Grove. The Spartans return to action next Monday against Weston Ranch for their Foundation Game and travel to El Capitan of Merced on Tuesday.
Ripon 50, Tokay 16
In Lodi, Ripon shook off a slow start and dominated the second half, holding the host Tigers (1-1) scoreless in the fourth quarter.
Mackenzie Loechler netted 12 of her game-high 14 points in the second half and swiped nine steals. Taylor Tobin sparked the Indians early, scoring eight of her 10 points in the second period. Ripon led 21-11 at halftime. Grace Mikami contributed eight points, and Kaylee Hutchinson scored seven to go with nine rebounds.
Tokay hit three 3-pointers for the majority of its offensive production, with Gaby Gonzalez draining two of them in the first half.
Pleasant Grove 65, Manteca 49
Manteca (1-2) tallied 20 points in the third quarter, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a poor start in Elk Grove. Pleasant Grove (2-0) limited the Buffs to single-digit scoring in each of the first two quarters and led 33-16 at halftime.
Ryan Inderbitzin fired 15 points to pace Manteca. Taj Mehrok chipped in 11. Six-foot-10 center Joseph Espy racked up 15 points for Pleasant Grove.
Manteca looks to bounce back in its Foundation Game at Ripon on Monday and home opener against Turlock on Tuesday.
Sonora 72, Ripon 52
The Indians (0-1) started their season at home and were ahead 27-26 at halftime before Sonora (2-0) took over.
Logan Gillespie and Jack Schooland scored 12 points each to lead Ripon, which faces Mt. Whitney of Visalia in the NorCal Sports Showcase in Atwater on Saturday.
Elk Grove 81, Weston Ranch 61
The host Thundering Herd (2-0) splashed down 11 3-pointers and got balanced scoring from Ameere Britton, Dajon Lott Jr. and Karlos Zepeda, who registered 16, 13 and 13 points, respectively.
Richard Banks led Weston Ranch (1-1) with 14 points. Khristian Holmes contributed 11, and Elijah Mobley had 10.
Weston Ranch 2, Riverbank 2
Down two goals, the Cougars (1-1-1) countered with second-half goals from Montserrat Ruiz Perez in the 63rd minute and Yaritza Jimenez in the 73rd to come away with a draw.
Ruiz Perez notched her goal with a free kick, while Jimenez’s equalizer was set up by Sam Hernandez’s cross. Anabelle Mayorca collected five saves.
Ripon 4, Kimball 2
Freshman Olivia Maragos scored twice and had an assist as the Indians (2-0) dominated their first home match of the season. They outshot the Jaguars from Tracy, 14-4.
Maddie Winter contributed a goal and an assist. Katie Martin scored once, while Alyson Harvey and Ariana Daniels each had an assist. Goalkeeper Elena Gomez had two saves.
Weston Ranch 7, McNair 0
Alexis Chavez spearheaded the rout for visiting Weston Ranch (2-0), firing two goals and two assists.
Sergio Garcia, Aaron Silva and Armando Montes each pitched in a goal and an assist. Fausto Esquivel struck for a goal, and Angel Zapata converted a penalty kick. Elezar Nava added an assist to the attack.
The Cougars have a challenging stretch ahead with Tokay (at home), Franklin (home) and Johansen (away) on successive days starting next Monday.
JV girls basketball
Lathrop 42, Elk Grove 17
A 16-2 third-quarter burst broke it open for the Spartans, who were led by Kalani Soriano’s 14 points.
Riana Dela Cruz and Samreet Dhot contributed eight apiece.
JV boys basketball
Manteca 60, Pleasant Grove 31
Bryson Davis poured in 17 points to help the Buffaloes improve to 3-0.
J.J. Menor and Micah Crawford added 13 and 12, respectively.
Frosh boys basketball
Pleasant Grove 64, Manteca 57
Jayden Scarver registered 15 points, Elijah Middleton had 12 and Harp Mehrok 11 for the Buffaloes (2-1).