Eighty years ago, on December 18, 1934, Manteca High’s basketball team scored a victory over the St. Mary’s High quintet in Stockton. The Buffaloes came out on top by a score of 33 to 23. Milo Candini had 14 points for Manteca, with Harold Reynolds taking 11.
In other sports stories from the Bulletin files:
40 years ago: December 25, 1974 – Tracy High took a convincing 89-65 win over Manteca High Thursday night in the Buffaloes’ gym. In losing their fifth game in a row, Larry Leonardo paced MHS with 19 points, Dale Delmanowski had 12 and Kenny Lee collected 11 points.
What has proved to be the toughest non-league schedule in East Union High basketball history came to an embarrassing close Friday night in Modesto as Beyer High raced to a 90-44 victory over the Lancers. Dana Taylor topped the East Union scoring with 10 points.
East Union High wrestlers won their third match of the pre-league season last weekend when they defeated Hilmar High. The score was 28-26. Among the Lancer winners was Dave Rogers, who registered a pin in the 191-pound class.
Karen Schneider, Linda Yonemoto and Shirlee Widmer have qualified and will represent East Union High at the Northern California Girls Gymnastics Section II Compulsory Meet to be held in Sonora on January 11.
30 years ago: December 28, 1984 – The Manteca High girls’ basketball team suffered a scoring drought in the third quarter, allowing Antioch High to come from behind and capture a 38-35 victory in the opening round of the second annual Tracy Lions Club Tournament. Cheri Nepote led the Lady Buffs with 13 points.
Earlier in the evening, the East Union High Lady Lancers fell to Kennedy High of Sacramento.
Senior forward Pete Nelson keyed a third-quarter scoring outburst for Manteca High Friday night as the Buffaloes whipped Tokay High 67-54 in the second round of the Lodi Tournament. Nelson had 19 points to lead the Buffs. Anthony Salgado was the only other MHS player in double figures with 10 points.
20 years ago: December 27, 1994 – The East Union High girls’ basketball team routed Antioch High 60-42 on Wednesday in the opening round of the Tracy Breakfast Lions Club’s annual tournament. Maila Baltazar knocked down a game-high 15 points, hitting two from behind the three-point arc. Tina Simoni had two treys en route to 12 points and Jessie Hardcastle ended with 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Lady Lancers.
The Manteca High girls held off Atwater High 41-35 in the first round of the Tracy Lions tournament Wednesday. Anna Jackson, dominating in the paint in the second half, finished as the leading scorer with 16 for the Lady Buffs. Liz Winkelman added 15 points for MHS.
A slow-starting clock in the final seconds of the game allowed Johnson High of Sacramento to score at the buzzer and nip East Union High 64-63 in the first round of the Rancho Cordova Tournament. EU guard David Asuncion led all scorers with 20 points and forward Eric Adams chipped in 12 points and 10 rebounds.
10 years ago: December 31, 2004 – After playing four quarters of terrific basketball, the Sierra High girls found an overtime period too much to overcome on Thursday. The Lady Timberwolves made just one of their 12 field goal attempts in overtime as they allowed Edison High to take the 55-53 win to claim first place in the Tracy Breakfast Lions Club Tournament. T’wolves Davina Ruiz and Jeanette Clay earned All-Tourney honors in the effort. Clay finished the game with 16 rebounds and Ruiz scored 22 points in a losing effort. Andrea Rodriguez added 11 to the Sierra total.
East Union High bounced back from an opening-round loss in the Tracy Tournament to win three straight basketball game s and the tourney’s consolation title with a 45-41 victory over Atwater High Thursday in a game played at West High. Jazz Herrera, an all-tournament selection, led the EU charge with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Coach Rick Inderbitzen’s girls are now 7-3.
On Monday, East Union High took a 69-66 basketball win over Inglewood High in the first round of the Crusader Classic in Modesto. Steffen Spinks, who had a team-high 17 points, put the Lancers ahead for good with a pair of free throws with 56 seconds left. Orlando Harris netted 16 and Jordan McDaniel finished with 11 more to aid EU.
Ripon High displayed its versatility in an utter domination over area foe Sierra High on Thursday, 65-29. Davey Dutra scored six points in a losing effort.