Action on the hardwood saw a tough night of basketball for the Lady Mustangs on Thursday night, Feb. 6 as all three levels of Oakdale hoopsters fell to Sierra.
For the varsity girls, the final was 60-48. Oakdale (15-10, 3-7) trailed the Timberwolves (14-12, 3-8) most of the night but did not fold.
“I’m proud of their efforts, their effort was solid,” said Oakdale head coach Julie Ford. “They did not give up and battled back.”
Haylee Campbell led the team with 11 points and Halena Hill scored nine.
Oakdale’s offense started slowly, only scoring five points in the first quarter and headed into the locker room with 18 points at halftime. Oakdale found their groove in the fourth quarter, scoring 21 points.
“The team has overcome a lot of adversity; losing three day one starters for almost all of league play due to injury. The whole team has stepped up and is still battling hard,” Ford added.
This was Oakdale’s only Valley Oak League game of the week and their final two league games are scheduled for the home court.
They were slated to host Kimball (21-6, 9-2) on Tuesday, Feb. 11 after The Leader went to press and wrap up the regular season on Thursday night, Feb. 13 against Central Catholic (7-11, 2-8). Tipoff for the regular season finale is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oakdale is currently fourth in the Valley Oak League.
In junior varsity action, Oakdale fell to Sierra 71-37. Roxy Anderson had a team high dozen points in the loss. Kalynn Cavanaugh added nine points and Alivia Antinetti had eight points and seven steals. This was the team’s only league game of the week and they were scheduled to return to the court on Tuesday, Feb. 11 against Kimball and finish the season on Thursday night at home against Central Catholic. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
The freshman team lost to Sierra 35-25. Oakdale had a 10-point effort from Addison Szuggar. A trio of girls scored four points each; Kennedy Jones, Rielly Jones and Hayden Morton. Like the varsity and junior varsity the girls will finish out the season with games against Kimball and Central Catholic. Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m.