With the potential to make playoffs in their second year as a varsity team, the Kimball girls took another step forward with a 52-31 win at home over Sierra on Tuesday. Kimball coach Mike Granillo said that he still expects the Jaguars (16-6, 6-3 VOL) to finish the regular season one win at a time.
Kimball claimed Tuesday’s win with a convincing lead in the first quarter, 22-5, and opened strong again in the second half before the Timberwolves were able to outscore the Jaguars in the fourth quarter. Alexis Clark and Sarah Nunes each scored 14 for the Jaguars, Allie Schmidt scored 11, Sara Searle scored six. Megan Bhathal and Ayida Peters scored three each and Christy Brown scored one.
Varsity girls: Tracy 40, Lodi 27
Tracy High’s girls (10-12, 4-2 SJAA) dominated the first half of Tuesday’s home game for a 21-8 halftime lead on their way to a 40-27 win. Lodi (7-15, 2-4 SJAA) wasn’t able to fire up its offense until the fourth quarter, after Tracy had put the game out of reach.
Karsi Fyfe led Tracy’s offense with 10 points, Ari Grimes scored nine, Mariah Serrato scored five, Sakeyla Spencer and Shelby Perry scored four each, Tammy Serrato scored three, Emily Archartechahar and Angela Mariani scored two each, and Christina Martinez scored one.
Varsity boys: Kimball 64, Manteca 58
The Jaguars claimed a hard-fought win in Manteca on Tuesday, 64-58 against the Buffaloes, in a game where Kimball (11-11, 4-5 VOL) was able to keep a narrow lead for most of the game.
The Buffaloes (9-13, 2-7 VOL) tied it up 42-42 at the end of the third quarter, but Kimball took the lead back for the win. Evan Owens scored 15 points and had 12 rebounds, and Alex Toledo also scored 15 points. Joe Walls scored 12 points and had 13 rebounds.
Varsity girls: Tokay 47, West 46
West had a 34-23 lead at the half on Tuesday at Tokay High in Lodi, but teams held each other to just a few shots in the third quarter and the Tigers (14-7, 4-2 TCAL) rallied in the fourth quarter to hold back West’s offense and outscore the Wolf Pack (6-16, 1-5 TCAL) by 12 points to take a 47-46 win.
Emma Bell led West’s offense with 14 points and also had seven rebounds. Nina Pritchett scored 12 points and had six rebounds, Kate Bell scored six and had five rebounds, and Sierra Davis scored six points on two 3-point shots.
Sophomore girls: Kimball 38, Sierra 18
Kimball (9-13, 3-6 VOL) charged out to a 20-3 lead at the half and held steady through the second half for the 38-18 win. Andrea Barajas scored nine points for Kimball, Amari Sims scored eight, MacKenzie Decker scored six, Anita Asefi and Arielle Early scored five each, Brittany Lee and Aaliyah Asuncion scored two each, and Precious Kol scored one.
Sophomore girls: Lodi 42, Tracy 24
Lodi started with a 19-11 lead at the half, and Tracy’s solid third quarter wasn’t enough to bring the Bulldogs (4-2 SJAA) back into the game. Kimberly Paschal scored eight, Toni Harrison and Sarah Rodriguez scored five each, Camille McDaniel scored three, Tayler Misfeldt scored two, and Haleigh Vinyard scored one.
Sophomore boys: Manteca 54, Kimball 36
Kimball’s winning streak ended on Tuesday at Manteca High as the Buffaloes outscored the Jaguars (17-4, 8-1 VOL) in every quarter for the 54-36 win. Kimball was able to take its shots, but couldn’t find the net. Manteca also outrebounded Kimball to take away the Jaguars’ second-chance shots. Mykelle Elliott scored 15 points for Kimball and Bryer Peet scored five.
Freshman girls: Sierra 48, Kimball 29
Sierra took control of the freshman game early and outscored Kimball (7-14, 2-7 VOL) consistently for the 48-29 win. Daniela Barajas scored 10 points for Kimball, Hailey Garza scored five points, Genna Dang scored four, Renee Lopez scored three, Sierra Rink-Tanner, Viel Salgerino and Miranda Ybarra each scored two, and Jordyn Luna scored one.