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WESTON RANCH – TeeJay Gordon led the way to victory for the East Union sophomore boys basketball team Friday night, 45-36, at Weston Ranch.

Logan Miller chipped in 11.

“We had a lot of guys step up and we were able to hold off their charge in the fourth quarter,” EU head coach Jeff Lund said.

Tau Cavil paced the Cougars with 18 on his 16th birthday.

Manteca 39, Sierra 31
With the score knotted at 25 at the half, Manteca outscored Sierra 12-4 in the third quarter before both sides went cold in the fourth.

Eddie Andrade paced the T’Wolves with 10 and Grant Widmer added six.

“The lid was on the basket in the second half for us,” Sierra head coach Justin Muschott said. “We got good looks, but nothing was falling. That’s two straight losses where we held the opponent under 40 points. We should be winning those games.”

Rigo Gutierrez and Eric Godfrey paced the Buffaloes.

“Our full-court pressure really helped,” Manteca head coach Jimmy Perez said. “It forced them to play more sporadically. It was a great team win.”

Sierra (6-6 VOL, 9-12) travels to Oakdale Wednesday.

The Buffs (8-3 VOL, 15-5) take on Lathrop this afternoon.

East Union 53, Weston Ranch 42
Brandon Cline drained five out of eight 3-point attempts and paced the Lancers with 17.

Zac Carrillo added 16 points and nine rebounds, and Wayne Chung netted 13.

“They came back and gave us a run for our money,” EU head coach Brett Lewis said. “I tip my hat to Weston Ranch, they kept playing hard and never gave up.”

Ronnie Tiscareno added eight boards for East Union (12-0 VOL, 19-2).

Marlon Aumentado and Alante Lockett paced the Cougars (6-5 VOL, 9-8) with 14 each.

“We couldn’t anything right (in a 19-2 EU-led first quarter),” Weston Ranch head coach Dan DeLeon said. “ But we came back. It just wasn’t enough.”

Sierra 48, Manteca 43
Bret Wilson had 11, Jojo Berry 10 and Kayson Matela nine as the T’Wolves (5-7 VOL, 8-13) picked up their third straight win.

Tim Baker paced the Baby Buffs with 13, and both Stanley Walker and Ben O’Dell had eight.

— Brandon Petersen