The Tracy High boys basketball team (5-3 San Joaquin Athletic Association, 8-13 overall) had an easy time shooting the ball at Chavez for a 55-44 victory Friday in Stockton.
Senior guard Matt Furtado scored 14 points and was hot from the arc, notching three 3-pointers.
“If it hadn’t been for our shooting, it would have been a tough game,” Tracy coach Paul Demsher said.
In the second quarter, the Bulldogs put the game away, notching five 3-pointers and outscoring the Titans, 17-7.
“After the second quarter, we didn’t look back,” Demsher said.
Michael Ligon notched a career-high 17 points, Nate Brown hit 14 points and Brijan Sneed added six points to the score.
The Bulldogs will be at home Wednesday for Senior Night against Lodi, with tip-off scheduled for 7 p.m.
(S) Tracy 65, Chavez 27
The Tracy sophomores (5-3 SJAA, 12-8) put the hurt on Chavez in Stockton on Friday.
“We played very well defensively and offensively,” Tracy coach Paul Pedersen said. “Ten players scored at least once from our team.”
Dante Della’ringa hit 12 points, and Alex Alvarez netted 11.
The Bullpups bit the Titans hard in the first quarter, outscoring them 14-4 and setting the tone for the rest of the game.
(F) Tracy 44, Chavez 29
The Tracy freshmen (5-3 SJAA, 13-5) defeated Chavez easily.
Mychael James had 11 points, Daryl Dancy netted eight points and both Tyler Black and Jake Finney added six to the score.
“We started pressing the second half,” Tracy coach Kevin Ornellas said. “We got a lot of steals in the fourth quarter to pick up our intensity.”