The Oakdale High School girls varsity basketball team earned a 51-48 road win Friday night against Central Catholic. With the win, Oakdale (14-12, 2-8) stopped a five-game losing streak. The Lady Mustangs had scoring contributions from six different players Friday night in their win over the Raiders (16-10, 3-7). Leading the charge for Oakdale was Grace Higle with 22 points and Kayden Legan scored 16 points. Each player logged 31 minutes in the road win. Krista Andersen scored six points and pulled down 10 rebounds for Oakdale.
“Everyone contributed in the way I asked them to in order to get a great team win,” said head coach Julie Ford.
On Wednesday, Jan. 30 the girls traveled to Manteca to take on Sierra (12-11, 2-7) and there, the varsity squad fell to the Timberwolves 66-41. Higle led the team with 14 points and Legan added 13 of her own. Alicia Platt scored eight in the road loss.
On Monday night, Feb. 4 Oakdale hosted Weston Ranch (10-13, 3-6) for Senior Night. The event took place following The Leader’s sports press time. Being honored were seniors Higle and Madelyn Ruthman. Oakdale wraps up their season on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at first place Kimball (20-4, 8-1). Tipoff for the season finale is scheduled for 7 p.m.
The junior varsity girls picked up two wins this past week as they defeated Sierra 41-25 and Central Catholic 56-29. Maddison Jones scored 17 points and pulled down nine rebounds for Oakdale against Sierra. Aiden Hill added a dozen points and Abby Cogburn had 10 points, five assists and three steals. Friday night the girls picked up a win over the Raiders. Cogburn had 18 points, shooting 7-for-8 from the free throw line. Hill added 13 points and had four steals.
The youngest of the three Lady Mustang teams played just one Valley Oak League game this past week but also had a non-league game on the schedule. Oakdale fell to Sierra on Wednesday, Jan. 30 in a close contest, 39-35. Savannah Borba scored a team high nine points. On Friday night the girls defeated Livingston 57-17 in non-league play. Borba had 14 points and Hannah Beth Norman added 10 points.