Kimball’s girls came out and played hard to start off Friday’s game at Sierra High in Manteca. The Jaguars (12-5, 2-2 VOL) took a 17-8 lead in the first quarter and held on for the rest of the game as the Timberwolves (2-13, 0-3 VOL) were able to keep pace through the rest of the first half and then outscore Kimball in the fourth.
Allie Schmidt and Sarah Nunes led Kimball’s offense with 14 points each. Alexis Clark and Megan Bhathal scored six each, Sara Searle scored five and Isabella Lawrence scored two. Searle also was strong on defense, and Iris Nelson was Kimball’s top rebounder.
Varsity girls: Elliot Christian 40, Millennium 17
The Eagles consistently outscored the Falcons in the first game of Central California Athletic Alliance play Friday at West High. Leading scorer for Millennium was LaKayla Smith with nine points, and Essence White, Perrillen Zuniga, Dejah Barney and Kassandra Guzman also scored for the Falcons.
Sophomore girls: Kimball 36, Sierra 26
The Jaguars sophomore girls (8-9, 2-2 VOL) held the advantage throughout Friday’s game at Sierra for the 36-26 win. Ariel Early led the Kimball offense with 10 points for the night. Andrea Barajas scored eight, Aaliyah Asuncion and Mallola Khalidi scored six each, MacKenzie Decker scored four and Gerica Manalo scored two.
Freshman girls: Sierra 40, Kimball 34
Kimball’s 18-13 halftime lead didn’t hold up as the Timberwolves started to catch up in the third quarter and then limited the Jaguars (6-10, 1-3 VOL) to just a couple shots in the fourth. Daniela Barajas was Kimball’s scoring leader with 20 points. Viel Salgerino scored six, Genna Dang scored four, and Hailey Garza and Sarah Kim scored two each.
Varsity girls: Tracy 64, Franklin 23
The Tracy High girls basketball team cruised to a 64-23 win at home Thursday against the winless Franklin Yellow Jackets. Tracy (8-10, 2-0 SJAA) overran the Franklin team as the Lady Bulldogs ran their plays and made its shots. While Franklin (0-17, 0-2 SJAA) was able to create some offensive opportunities, more often the Yellow Jackets missed their shots or were stalled by Tracy’s defense, which consistently outrebounded Franklin and forced multiple turnovers.
Tracy had a 21-6 lead after the first quarter, and by the end of the third quarter coach Derek Solano played everyone on the Tracy roster, and nearly everyone scored.
Karsi Fyfe was Tracy’s leading scorer with 17 points. Emily Anchartechahar scored 12, and Shelby Perry scored nine points and had 12 rebounds. Mariah Serrato and Tammy Serrato scored six each, Sakeyla Spencer scored four, and Ari Grimes, Christina Martinez, Monique Stevenson and Toni Juarez each scored two.
Varsity girls: St. Mary’s 98, West 25
The Rams (8-3, 2-0 TCAL) from St. Mary’s High of Stockton beat West 98-25 at West High Thursday, taking a 59-9 lead at the half before West (6-13, 0-2 TCAL) was able to get some offense going in the third quarter. Diana Gonzalez scored 10 points for West, Emma Bell scored six, and Erica Green scored four.
Sophomore girls: Tracy 46, Franklin 44
Tracy’s 32-14 halftime lead evaporated in the second half of Thursday’s game. Foul trouble ended up costing Tracy in the third and fourth quarter and allowed the Yellow Jackets to cut Tracy’s lead to 46-44, and get a chance to tie it up at the end. A couple missed free throws allowed Tracy to hold the 2-point lead, and even after stealing the ball back Franklin missed the shot at the buzzer.
Toni Harrison scored 17 points for Tracy, Camille McDaniel scored 11, and Sarah Rodriguez scored seven. Franklin scored half of its points on free throws, going 22 for 48 from the line, and four of Tracy’s players fouled out.
Freshman girls: Tracy wins by forfeit
Tracy’s freshmen had a 44-24 lead in the fourth quarter when the third player on Franklin’s seven-player roster fouled out, leaving the Yellow Jackets short of a full team. Leading scorers for Tracy were Kaitlin Spencer with 11 points, Payton Davis with nine, and Navleen Dhaliwal with six points. It puts Tracy at 8-9 for the season, 1-1 in the SJAA.