PATTERSON — Gyse Hulsebosch poured in 15 of his game-high 29 points in the second quarter, but it was the play of P.J. Gill and Blake Greenlee that helped East Union pull away from Patterson 65-58 in non-league action Monday.
Gill contributed 18 points and six rebounds in the win, and Greenlee made three 3s for the bulk of his 13 points. Angel Rojas paced the Tigers (3-2) with 11 points.
It was a close game throughout until the Lancers (5-2) made key stops late. The score was tied 33-33 at halftime, and East Union led 44-43 after three quarters.
“P.J. had by far his best game of the season,” East Union coach Ryan Tarr said. “He was aggressive offensively and in rebounding the ball. It’s nice to see him play at the level he’s capable of.
“We’ll need to have that kind of production from guys other than Gyse. Anytime other guys step up it makes things easier for us and tougher for us to defend because they can’t just key on one guy.”
Patterson tried its best to shut down Hulsebosch with physical play, but he took advantage of the aggression by driving to the basket and drawing fouls.
“Gyse did a good job of taking what they gave him,” Tarr said. “He was distributing the ball and running the offense, too.”
Sonora 58, Manteca 47
The visiting Wildcats (5-1) pressed to start the game, leading to a 9-0 advantage. Manteca (1-5) did well to battle back and tie it at 24-all by halftime, but a 21-5 third-quarter surge by Sonora proved to be the difference.
“They didn’t even press us in the third quarter because we did a good job of adjusting to it early,” Manteca coach Ryan Bono said. “We just made some sloppy passes. Unforced turnovers killed us tonight.”
Rhiannon Genilla (seven points), Sarah Inderbitzin and Kacy Bolding (six rebounds, five assists) each scored nine points to lead Manteca. Sonora was led by sophomore Shanece Garrett’s 15 points.