Local rivals face off in Sac-Joaquin Section Foundation games
by Bob Brownne
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Foundation games
Tracy High sophomore Jazmyn Gonzalez (right) takes a shot over the defense of West High junior Imani McAlister during the Sac-Joaquin Section Foundation game Monday, Dec. 2 at Tracy High.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press.
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Crosstown rivals faced off on the basketball court on Monday, Dec. 2, in the Sac-Joaquin Section Foundation games.

The exhibition games, the first of the season for many teams, won’t count on teams’ season records, but are a chance for coaches and players to see how they measure up against local rivals.

The games also raise money through admission fees for the section’s scholarship fund, which handed out $33,800 in awards this past spring.

Varsity boys: West 69, Tracy 63

The Bulldog basketball team started off strong against the visiting Wolf Pack. West’s outside shooting prevailed in the second quarter as the Pack hit three 3-point shots, including two from senior Anthony Ross, to put West up 34-26 at the half.

West held onto the lead for the rest of the game, with the Pack’s leading scorers, seniors Kenneth Daye and Alvin Crenshaw, logging 19 points each, including 10 in the fourth quarter for Crenshaw.

“The fourth quarter we were thinking, we’ve got to put our hearts on the line and go for our school,” Crenshaw said. “We want to put ourselves on the map and show everyone what we’re made of.”

Ross totaled 12 points for the night, and junior Spencer Carroll had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Junior Druce Asah led the Tracy team with 21 points, and senior Josh Brakkee scored 14 and had 15 rebounds and three steals.

“The intensity … it was crazy,” Brakkee said. “We’ve been fighting back towards the end. We go down and then we come back a little too late.”

Varsity girls: Tracy 58, West 55

West High’s girls held the lead for most of the game at Tracy High, with Wolf Pack sophomore Brittney Reyes, scoring 12 points, including two 3-point shots, in the second quarter to help put West up 31-23 at the half.

Tracy came through with a 24-point fourth quarter on shots from junior Toni Harrison, sophomore guard Jazmyn Gonzalez and senior Kimberly Paschal.

“It was a lot of pressure but we worked as a team and got motivated to get back up,” said Gonzalez, who scored a game-high 22-points in her first varsity contest.

Tracy coach Derek Solano said Gonzalez is one of the reasons his relatively young team shows promise this year.

“She ran the offense well, she played good defense and she was clutch for us,” Solano said. Paschal scored 12 points for Tracy and also pulled in nine rebounds.

West coach Emilio Guzman said he was pleased to see that his team was able to hold the lead going into the fourth quarter.

“That tells me that they were doing the right things. They were applying the right practice methods that we use,” he said.

Reyes and guard Ciala Butler each contributed 17 points, and sophomore Brenna Claus collected 10 rebounds.

Varsity boys: Kimball 77, Millennium 36

The Kimball High Jaguar boys basketball team dominated the second quarter of Monday’s game, scoring 29 points to Millennium’s three, to charge ahead of the visiting Falcons. The Jaguars got scoring contributions from 13 players and never let up on the way to a 77-36 win.

Leading the Kimball team was senior Jonah Laguana with 11 points. Ali Habal scored nine for the Jaguars and Brandon Bundy scored eight. Senior Derritt Scarver was the Falcon’s offensive leader with 14 points.

Varsity girls: Kimball 59, Millennium 10

Kimball High’s varsity girls started off dominant and stayed in charge to win their Foundation game 59-10 at Kimball High on Monday. Junior Allison Schmidt led the Jaguars with 13 points and junior Alexis Clark contributed 10 points. Leading the Falcons was freshman Amaya Salas with four points.

Varsity boys: Delta Charter 59, Big Valley Christian 49

The Delta Charter Dragons picked up their offensive tempo and strengthened their defensive press to overcome a 12-point second-quarter deficit on Monday at Delta Charter High School.

Sophomore Dylan Abrahamson came through for the Dragons with 14 points in the second half as Delta Charter tied it up 33-33 going into the fourth quarter and then took the lead. Abrahamson and junior Drammell Pitts totaled 20 points each, and Pitts also had eight steals and five assists.

Varsity girls: Big Valley Christian 64, Delta Charter 31

The visiting Big Valley Christian team held a 40-15 lead at the half and continued to outscore Delta Charter for the rest of the game. Details were not available.

• Contact Bob Brownne at 830-4227 or brownne@tracypress.com.


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