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Lady Mustang Varsity Hoopsters Earn Pair Of Preseason Victories

The Oakdale High School varsity girls basketball team earned twin wins this past week. The games included an overtime thriller over Ripon on Tuesday night, Dec. 10 and a lopsided win against Fairfield on Thursday, Dec. 12.

Alicia Platt paced the team with 26 points against Ripon in the dramatic 63-61 overtime win. She connected on four three-point field goals and made 14-of-17 free throws. Platt also had nine rebounds and dished out three assists. Afton Dailey and Halena Hill each added 10 points.

Against Fairfield, Haylee Campbell scored a game high 17 points and pulled down five rebounds. Hill contributed with 11 points. As a team, Oakdale had nine different players score in the 68-37 victory.

On Monday, Dec. 16 the girls traveled for a non-conference game at Downey High School following The Leader’s press time. Their next game will be home against Gregori on Saturday night, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. The girls open the Valley Oak League season on Thursday, Jan. 2 in a home game against East Union.

The junior varsity girls suffered a 46-34 road loss to Ripon. Monday night the girls took on Downey and will be taking on Gregori in a 4:30 p.m. contest on Saturday. For the freshmen, the team celebrated a 26-21 road win over Bret Harte on Thursday, Dec. 12. The game was tied at 10 after the first quarter. Oakdale went on a 16-11 run to end the game. The frosh girls will host Gregori on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.