The Bulldogs opened the Tracy Winter Holiday Classic with a 73-66 overtime loss to Los Banos on Monday.
T.J. Williams and Cole McDaniel led the way for Tracy with big double-doubles, each scoring 25 points while pulling down 15 and 19 rebounds, respectively. But it wasn’t enough to stop a Los Banos squad that played well, according to Tracy coach Doug Silva.
Los Banos outscored the Bulldogs 11-4 in overtime to take the win, and Silva said it was a blow to Tracy’s hopes when Williams fouled out toward the end of regulation.
Tracy next plays Kimball at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21.
The Wolf Pack took apart Linden 73-22, emptying the bench for what coach Derek Sprecksel called “a balanced effort.”
Jordan McIntosh had an all-around solid game, scoring 11 points and making seven steals, four rebounds and four assists. Damon Sloan was the leading scorer with 17, and Robert Mason scored 12.
Sprecksel anticipated that the road would get harder if West progresses deeper into the tournament.
“It’s going to get tougher every day … so we need to keep it going.”
West plays next at 7:30 p.m. at West High on Tuesday.
The Jaguars opened the Holiday Classic with a letdown in overtime, losing to Johansen High 59-55 in the extra frame.
According to coach Joe Lawrence, a slow fourth quarter in which the Jaguars scored only four points allowed Johansen to come back. He also said that while Kimball struggled to execute its offense and sink free throws, Johansen made enough free throws to come back eight points in the fourth quarter to force overtime.
The high scorers for the Jaguars in Monday’s game were Tyrell Brewer with 22 and Devonte Price with 12.
Their next game, at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Tracy High against the host Bulldogs. Other Monday games
Livingston def. Modesto, 77-70.
Center def. Vallejo, 48-46.
Downey def. Lathrop, 67-37.