The Wolf Pack got off to a strong start in the first game of the Modesto City Tournament at Beyer High on Wednesday, 70-46 over Gregori High. West had a 46-17 lead at the half. Gregori kept up in the second half but couldn’t close in on West’s lead. Jordan McIntosh scored 16 points for West, Jaylen Sanders scored 11 and Robert Mason scored 10.
West hopes to repeat its championship finish from last year’s tournament. The Pack now moves to the second round game at 6:30 p.m. Thursday against the winner of Wednesday’s Johansen vs. East Union game. Semifinals of the 16-team tournament will be Friday and the championship game will be Saturday night.
Varsity boys: Millennium 72, Delhi 67
The Falcons opened their season with a win at Kimball High on Tuesday, 72-67 over the Delhi Hawks. The Hawks started with the lead, but a strong second quarter put the Falcons in control with a 30-27 lead at the half. The Hawks’ scoring threats, including one player who logged 30 points and another who hit five 3-point shots, continued to make it a close game until the Falcons hit some outside shots of their own in the fourth. That included 3-point shots from Daniel Yanez, Millennium’s scoring leader with 24 points, and Mark Dewitt, who had 21 points for the night. Also leading the Falcon offense was Jamani Woods with 14 points.
Freshman boys: West 60, Downey 41
West’s freshmen beat Downey the Wolf Pack’s first game of the Central Valley High School Tournament. Spencer Carroll scored 22 points and made 14 rebounds. Maxwell Aduako scored 13, Kona Chong scored eight, Elijah Tuando scored seven, Donovan Patterson scored six and Kirk Truehill and Tucker Morris scored two each.
West plays again on Thursday in the tournament semifinal against either Johansen or Central Valley.