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Lathrop defense tames Mustangs
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Lathrop held visiting Oakdale to single digits in three periods Saturday and defeated the Mustangs 43-26.

 Paula Mora had a perfect night shooting for the Spartans (3-11, 8-19), going 5 for 5 from the field and 4 for 4 from the free-throw line for 14 points. Ashley Daboki added 10 points and eight rebounds, Deja Andrades six points and seven rebounds and Gurveen Bal seven points, three rebounds and two blocks.

 “Today we attacked all over the floor at both ends,” Lathrop coach Dwayne Davis said. “Paula Mora got us started at both ends of the floor by taking the first possession to the basket and scoring then stealing the ball and dumping it in to Deja Andrades for a another score.

 “Defensively we had players healthy that gave us more depth to keep attacking them in our man-to-man. We only gave up two points in the second quarter which helped us to a 19-7 lead at the half.”


Manteca 44, Sierra 30

Loretta Kakala of the Buffaloes (8-5 VOL, 16-10) led all scorers with 16 points and teammate Rubel Dehal added 10 points.

Alison Edwards led the Timberwolves (4-9, 10-17) with 11 points and Kristen Maestretti chipped in seven.

 “We couldn’t get anything going offensively,” Sierra coach Martha Spivey said. “We had good energy defensively but offensively we were one and done. 

 “We still haven’t played our best basketball yet this season. Our goal is to put four quarters together Tuesday.”

 The Timberwolves close out the season by hosting Lathrop on Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.



Oakdale 53, Lathrop 20

 Julianne Justo had six points for the Spartans with Facia Hayes and Alyah Harrell adding three points apiece.


Manteca 36, Sierra 23

The Buffaloes went on a 17-6 run early in the game and never looked back. The Timberwolves defense came to life late and held Manteca scoreless in the fourth period.

 The Buffaloes’ Kayla Holmes earned high-point honors with 12. Lindsey Walljasper and Vanessa Padilla scored six points each for Sierra.