Girls basketball: Bulldogs lose, Jaguars win big in home games
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Tracy High falls to East Union
Tracy High senior Sarah Rodriguez (left) and freshman Caitlin Bowman strip the ball from an East Union High player Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Tracy High School. Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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The Tracy High girls basketball team’s missed shots, combined with East Union High’s strong inside game, resulted in a 47-33 loss at home for the Bulldogs (3-3) on Tuesday, Dec. 17.

Tracy coach Derek Solano was glad to see his team outscore East Union (3-2) in the second and fourth quarters, but Tracy never overcame the Lancers’ 19-9 first-quarter lead.

“(East Union) created easy scoring opportunities for themselves,” Solano said. “They had some easy put-backs when we weren’t boxing out.”

Tracy junior guard Toni Harrison, who led the Bulldogs with 22 points and seven rebounds, said the team’s offensive drives worked, but too many ended in missed shots.

“We really need to finish those,” she said, adding that the team is working together better each game.

“We’re getting more chemistry the farther we get into the season. It’s going to be better once we get into league.”

Kimball 62, Franklin 24

The Kimball High girls (4-1) shut out the visiting Franklin High Yellow Jackets through the first quarter Tuesday and kept the lead throughout the game.

The Jaguars had a 51-10 lead going into the fourth quarter, when Franklin scored most of its points.

Junior Allison Schmidt led the Kimball scoring effort with 17 points, junior Sarah Nunes scored 13 and Kaylyn Smollack scored nine.

Delta Charter 46, Tioga 42

The Delta Charter High girls opened Mountain Valley League play at home with a victory over Tioga High of Groveland on Monday, Dec. 16.

Leading the way for the Dragons (2-2, 1-0 MVL) was junior Emma Richardson, who scored 16 points. Junior Haley Anderson scored 13, and senior Asia Harris scored 12.

Rio Vista 50 Millennium 37

After a close first quarter, Rio Vista High pulled ahead of Millennium High on Tuesday at Rio Vista. Missed shots plagued the Falcons (3-5) in the third quarter, and they were unable to catch up in the fourth.

Sophomore Ashley Hart scored 10 points for Millennium, including two 3-point shots, and junior Reina Perales also scored 10.

Millennium won two games last week, including a 37-25 victory over Venture Academy in Stockton on Friday, Dec. 13. The Falcons took control in the second quarter and extended their lead in the second half. Senior Madison Carroll scored 17 points, and freshman Amaya Salas tossed in 16.

Millennium also logged a 41-11 win at Lodi Academy on Dec. 12. The Falcons rallied in the second half to secure the victory. Junior Reina Perales led the Falcons with 14 points, including two 3-point shots. Salas scored 13, and Hart sank two 3-pointers as part of her 12 points.

Bulldogs third at Stonebarger tournament

The Bulldogs brought home the third-place trophy from the Stonebarger Tournament at Liberty High in Brentwood with a 47-23 win over Orestimba on Saturday, Dec. 14.

The Bulldogs held the advantage for the entire game, with junior Toni Harrison scoring 17 points and senior Kimberly Paschal, Tracy's all-tournament selection, contributing 13 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman Caitlin Bowman scored six points and made 10 rebounds.

Tracy lost its semifinal match 41-39 to Mount Eden High of Hayward on Friday, Dec. 13. Tracy had a 29-20 lead going into the fourth quarter, but foul trouble — which allowed Mount Eden to score 15 free throws in the game — turned out to be costly in the fourth quarter. Paschal led the Tracy offense with 14 points, and sophomore Jazmyn Gonzalez scored nine.

Tracy opened with a 49-26 win over Richmond High on Dec. 12. Both teams struggled to find their offensive rhythm during the first quarter. Then the Bulldogs took over and outscored Richmond in every quarter. Paschal scored 14 points and Gonzalez scored eight.

Jaguars win consolation at Delta Queens Classic

The Kimball Jaguars girls basketball team charged ahead for a 41-22 halftime lead over Atwater High on Saturday, Dec. 14, on the way to a 65-40 victory in the consolation final of the Stagg Delta Queens Classic Tournament in Stockton.

Leading scorer for the Jaguars (3-1) was senior Noni Kuumba, 19 points. Juniors Sarah Nunes and Alexis Clark scored 13 each, and junior Allison Schmidt scored 11. Nunes was named to the all-tournament team.

Kimball made it to the consolation final with a 54-42 win over the Chavez High Titans on Friday, Dec. 14. The Jaguars gained an early lead and continued to outscore the Titans in the second half. Kuumba scored 17 points for Kimball, and Nunes scored 14.

Kimball opened Dec. 12 with a 54-49 loss to Merced High. Merced held onto a slim advantage in the second half and pulled ahead for the win in the fourth quarter. Schmidt led the Kimball offense with 14 points, and Nunes scored 11.

Manteca 58, West 50

West High’s girls basketball team (1-5) lost three games in a row at the Lodi Tournament, ending with loss to Manteca High on Saturday. Details of the game were not available.

Beyer High of Modesto beat West 57-33 in the second round Friday. The Patriots opened strong and continued to outscore the Wolf Pack through the fourth quarter. West senior Caila Butler scored 15 points, and sophomore Brenna Claus had nine rebounds.

The Wolf Pack lost 45-39 to host team Lodi High in the opening game of the tournament Dec. 12, even after West rallied in the third quarter to turn a 22-15 halftime deficit into a 31-26 lead. Lodi came back in the fourth quarter to claim the win. Claus led the West offense with 12 points, and sophomore Brittney Bem collected 12 rebounds.

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