Senior night did little to distract Weston Ranch’s girls basketball team Thursday night.
The Cougars recognized their three seniors and administered a 76-49 thrashing of visiting Oakdale. They will play three of their remaining four Valley Oak League games on the road. Weston Ranch does have one more home game left, but the showdown with East Union is on a Saturday, Feb. 15.
Third-year varsity starter A.J. Brown spearheaded the trio of seniors with 16 points. Donica Ramos contributed nine, and Alayah Thomas had eight.
Junior Rauline Martinez was the overall leader for the night with 18 points, while Elisabeth Alexander finished with 11. The first-place Cougars (9-1 VOL, 16-6 overall) outscored Oakdale (2-8, 11-12) in the opening quarter 20-10 and used a 24-point outburst in the third to race away with it.
Christina Cobarruvias and Madison Hackbarth turned in 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Mustangs.
Kimball 56, Manteca 37
The Buffaloes (4-6, 7-16) hung tough for a half and were down just 19-14 at the break to the VOL co-leaders in Tracy, but they couldn’t overcome a discrepancy in foul shots, as the streaking Jaguars (9-1, 20-3) rolled in the second half.
Manteca’s Jessica Hasal led all players with 20 points and drained six 3-pointers. Freshman Donwanae Anthony paced Kimball with 19 points and Alexis Clark had 16.
“I’m really proud of my girls and how they kept fighting,” Manteca coach Cody Norman said. “I’m sure if we had ended up at the line a few more times the result of the game may have been different. Kimball is a talented and deep team so it’s a tough game regardless.”
Sonora 56, Sierra 43
In Sonora, Sierra (3-7, 11-12) was done in by a late first-half rally by the Wildcats couldn’t recover. Sonora (6-4, 13-7) led by one after the first quarter but widened the gap to 14, 36-22, by the intermission.
Allie Walljasper registered 11 points and nine rebounds for the Timberwolves. Tiffany Harris pulled down 10 rebounds, and Celine Barber sank three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter for all nine of her points.
Sonora 58, Sierra 49
The Timberwolves (5-5, 15-9) came up short despite a 21-point effort from Devi Coglio.
Kendelle Messersmith contributed 14 points and six rebounds, while Trayana Davis finished with eight points.
Manteca 63, Kimball 23
Malia Parangan spearheaded the rout with 22 points and 12 rebounds.
J.J. Santos chimed in with 16 points, and Kayla Holmes grabbed 13 boards to go with her 11 points.