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Great Valley boys earn 2nd title
Woodward girls win MUST crown
The players from the Walter Woodward Mustangs pose for the championship picture after winning the MUST Championship at Lathrop High.

LATHROP – The Great Valley boys basketball team completed an impressive two-year run, capping off back-to-back undefeated seasons in a 45-31 Manteca Unified Student Trust Championship victory Thursday at Lathrop High.

The squad reeled off 26 consecutive wins over the two seasons, and earned their second District title in as many seasons.

“This is a special team,” Great Valley head coach Brian Berger said. “Their love of the game and their desire to make each other better has allowed them to form a bond that is so evident in the way they play. 

“Working with them has been an incredible experience.”

Both Jason Flores and Jaelen Ragsdale led Great Valley with 12 points apiece, while teammate Malik Thomas finished in double figures with 10.

Shaheen Argand led Woodward with 10 points.

Girls Championship

Woodward 53, McParland 40

Woodward girls basketball team had little difficulty closing out its championship run, beating McParland by 13 Thursday in the MUST title game.

Syd’nee Fryer led the way with 13 points, while teammate Kayla Wilson finished with 12. Anya Gamez also landed in double-figures with 10.

Olivia Vezeldenos led all scorers with 15, and McParland teammates Lindsay Jordan and Loretta Kakals both chipped in with nine.