Daniel Ruiz scored 14 points Tuesday night at the Dalben Center in leading the East Union sophomore basketball team to a 51-45 win over Patterson.
TeeJay Gordon chimed in with 10 and Logan Miller had eight.
EU led 25-15 at the break.
“We did enough to win,” EU head coach Jeff Lund said. “We started playing our game in the third.”
EU (4-1) hosts Bear Creek Friday.
Matt Burrows scored 10, Josh Walters eight and C.J. Rivas six.
“Our execution was a 180 degree turnaround from the Ceres game,” Buffs head coach Jimmy Perez said. “The kids gave 110 percent tonight.”
Manteca hosts Lathrop Thursday before welcoming Tokay to Winter Gym Friday.
“Everyone got plenty of playing time and 10 players scored,” Sierra head coach Justin Muschott said. “It’s good to get our first win out of the way, but now we need to focus on Ripon (tonight).”
Mike Unterholzner provided five points, as did Mike Leland.
Jerod Patton had four.
East Union 55, Patterson 34
“We had a 12-day layoff coming in, so we were a little rusty in the first,” EU head coach Brett Lewis said. “But we started pressing after the half and had a lot of steals and layups. We outran them a bit and they were fatigued.”
The Pages will have another lengthy break, as their next action will be Dec. 27 at the Manteca tournament.
Up first will be a rematch with Ripon Christian.
The Buffs host Lathrop Thursday night.
Sierra 48, Beyer 30
Brittany LaMar grabbed eight rebounds.
With the win. EU moved to 4-2 overall with a trip to Ripon looming Friday.
Dallas Mould scored 13 points, Emily Owsley had eight and Gabby Escobedo six as 10 Buffaloes scored.
Manteca 40, Buhach Colony 18
Mia Ramirez chimed in with seven.
Manteca is now 2-3 overall.
Allison Armstrong wasn’t too bad herself, turning in a double-double (13 points, 11 rebounds).
Jessica Lopez scored 11.
“it was a great game,” Sierra head coach Steve Unterholzner said. “We played strong defense in the first half and shot the ball pretty well.”
Kristen Piasecki had 17 points, and Klasey Kachalkin turned in 13.
Allison Telles had 10 points and six assists, and Kelsey Emmerson had five rebounds.
Ten players scored for Larissa Founts’ crew including Gina Vargas (2 points, 2 rebounds).
Jennifer Ramos hauled in three boards.
EU travels to Ripon Friday.