The St. Anthony’s fifth-grade boys Spirit-division squad battled its way to Sunday’s championship game of the Catholic Youth Organization-Stockton Diocese tournament in Patterson.
The Roadrunners fell to St. Anne’s of Lodi 34-30 in the finale, ending the season with a 13-3 record.
They hung tough in the title round despite their top scorer, Jorge Cedano, sidelined with foul trouble throughout. Cedano averaged 11 points per game.
Daniel Ruiz helped pick up the slack, finishing with 12 points. Point guard Jaime Ochoa added 10.
Vincent Hernandez pulled down 12 rebounds, while Nick Creighton added five boards.
The 16-year-old club team went 1-4 in a Northern California Volleyball Association nonleague tournament in Sacramento Sunday.
The Maniacs took two out of three sets to down Club Trailblazers for their lone win. They were swept by Club Solano and DTVC and dropped three-gamers to High Impact and Club 29.
Beth Aschenbrenner hammered 18 kills and 11 aces to lead the attack. McKenna Balmut added 14 kills and 18 digs; Bella Garcia-Mendez turned in nine aces and 24 assists; and Bree Hanson-Moreno contributed 13 kills.