The West High boys (4-4) went 1-2 for the weekend at the Titan Holiday Classic at Antelope High School.

West finished with a 50-23 loss to Antelope High on Saturday. The Wolf Pack’s offense was ineffective for most of their final game of the Tournament, as West was outscored 28-8 in the second half.

West’s second game on Friday was a 74-42 loss to Oak Ridge High of El Dorado Hills. West held the lead at the end of the first quarter before Oak Ridge took over in the second and third quarters. Leading scorers for the Wolf Pack were senior Elijah Tuando and sophomore Ephraim Estell with 12 points each.

West opened the tournament with a 72-63 win over Davis High on Thursday. The Wolf Pack broke away in the second quarter to take a 45-33 halftime lead and Davis was unable to catch up in the second half. Estell led the Pack with 17 points, Tuando scored 14, junior Isaiah Grady scored 12 and senior Austin Torma added 10.

The win over Davis was the 100th varsity win for West coach Derek Sprecksel, now in his sixth year coaching the Wolf Pack varsity team and his 13th year as a coach at West. Sprecksel is 100-48 as he begins his sixth year as head coach, including two years with 20 or more wins, and has taken the West team to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs in four of the last five years.

Kimball at Vacaville Tournament

The Jaguars went 0-3 at the Honk Williams Classic Tournament at Vacaville High this weekend.

Kimball (4-3) brought its offensive intensity to the court in the first quarter of the final game against Modesto on Saturday, but inconsistent defense allowed Modesto to pull ahead 29-26 at the half and keep the lead to beat the Jaguars 58-55. Junior V.J. Obiajulu, the Jaguars’ all-tournament selection, averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds per-game, led the Kimball offense with 23 points, and junior Noel Oli and seniors Jhordin Mellion and Peter Van Katwyk scored seven each.

Kimball lost the second game of the tournament on Friday, 41-40, to Vacaville. A hard-fought game came down to Vacaville’s last second rebound and put-back. Obiajulu led the Jaguars with 16 points.

Kimball was unable to overcome an early deficit in a 71-58 loss to Miramonte in the opening game on Thursday. Kimball trailed 26-8 at the end of the first quarter and picked up the pace after that but never caught up. Obiajulu scored 22 points and pulled in 12 rebounds, Mellion scored 11 points and had 10 rebounds, and Van Katwyk added 13 points.

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