The Jaguars played a close contest for a 49-47 win in their first Valley Oak League match of the season Wednesday, Jan. 8, at East Union High in Manteca.
Kimball coach Mike Granillo said the game was close all the way until the end, with a slim lead for the Jaguars (12-2, 1-0 VOL) in the final seconds. The Lancers (7-4, 0-1 VOL) had the ball with a chance to tie it up or go ahead, but after calling a timeout, the Jaguars grabbed the ball away as the Lancers brought it inbounds.
Senior Noni Kuumba was Kimball’s leading scorer with 13 points, junior Alexis Clark scored 12, and juniors Allison Schmidt and Sarah Nunes scored 10 each.
Delta Charter 51, Vanguard Academy 26
The Delta Charter girls held a big advantage all night in a nonleague contest against the visiting Vanguard Academy team out of Empire.
The Dragons (4-5, 2-0 Mountain Valley League) had a 33-13 lead at end of the first half and continued to suppress the Vanguard offense through the second half.
Scoring leader for Delta Charter was senior Asia Harris with 14 points. Senior Shania Rivera scored 13 points and was the game’s rebound leader.
Millennium 39, Venture Academy 25
The Millennium girls basketball team played a close match for two quarters against the visiting Venture Academy Mustangs of Stockton on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Tracy High.
The Falcons (5-9) picked up the pace on offense in the third as Ashley Hart, Dejah Barney and Reina Perales led a 17-point scoring effort. The defense allowed the Mustangs just one field goal in the fourth.
Hart was the Falcons’ scoring leader with 13 points, and Amaya Salas scored nine for Millennium.
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