The Wolf Pack boys (18-9 overall, 7-3 Tri-City Athletic League) finished their regular season with a 70-59 win at McNair High in Stockton tonight, sealing West’s place in the top 16 teams that will go to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs next week.
The Wolf Pack took control on the Eagles’ home court with a 22-point second quarter that put West up 39-26, and the team extended its lead in the third quarter before backing off a little at the end.
Jordan Richardson scored 22 points for West that included three 3-point shots and nine of 11 free throws. Patrick Phillips scored 18, including two 3-pointers; Kwame Nunn was West’s top rebounder and scored 10 points; and Robert Mason scored seven.
Tracy 52, Lodi 42
The varsity boys Bulldogs got back at the Lodi High Flames in Lodi tonight with a 52-42 win, making up for a loss to Lodi at home earlier in the league season.
The Bulldogs finish at 11-13 overall and 5-5 in the San Joaquin Athletic Association.
“The entire game, we did a nice job of controlling the tempo of the game,” Tracy coach Paul Demsher said, adding that his team also took care of the ball in the end to keep Lodi from getting any chances to catch up.
Mychal James and Daryl Dancy were Tracy’s leading scorers with 12 points each, and Jordan Williams, Tyler Black and Robert Kuklo scored six each.
Millennium 47, Elliott Christian 40
The Millennium High boys finished their season at 15-8 overall, 11-2 in the Harvest Christian League, with a 47-40 win at Tracy High tonight against the Eagles from Elliot Christian.
It was a close contest all the way, but the Falcons got a bit of an advantage in the third quarter, when they applied a relentless press and held the Eagles to just one shot from the floor.
The leading scorer for the Falcons was Daniel Yanez with 19 points, and Freddy Brindopke and Kiley Duncan scored seven each.
The Falcons also expect the win to affirm their place in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs, with the final bracket to be released Sunday.
Varsity girls: Millennium 58, Elliot Christian 35
The Millennium High girls (15-11, 12-6 HCL) ran out to an early lead tonight at Tracy High and never looked back, leading 16-6 at the end of the first quarter.
Even though the Eagles hit five 3-point shots in the second quarter, they were unable to catch up, especially after the Falcons denied them any field goals in the third quarter.
Jaelyn Woods scored 17 for the Falcons, Ashourina Haynes scored 15 and had 22 rebounds, and Brianna Murawski scored 13.
Sophomore boys: Lodi 49, Tracy 41
A first-half lead of 24-10 wasn’t enough to seal a win for the Bulldog sophomore team tonight in Lodi. The Flames came back in the second half, including a fourth-quarter in which Lodi High outscored Tracy High 25-13, and during the course of the night sank nine 3-point field goals.
Leading scorers for Tracy were Ryan Black with 15 points and Justin Phelps with 11.
Tracy coach Paul Pedersen said it was still a respectable finish for his team against a Lodi team that went 8-2 in the San Joaquin Athletic Association. Tracy finishes its season at 8-16, 4-6 in the SJAA.
Freshman boys: Tracy 45, Lodi 42
After a close first half, the Tracy team pushed ahead of Lodi in the third quarter but had to hold tough for the win. Tracy finishes the season at 7-14 overall, 4-6 in the SJAA.
Luke Hanna and Clayton Robles led Tracy with 11 points each, Justin Vilayphahn scored nine, Bruce Russell scored seven, Carter Duerksen scored five and Ismael Abbas scored two.