Oakdale dropped two road games this past week to drop to 0-4 in Valley Oak League play this season. The varsity Mustang boys fell to Weston Ranch 45-35 on Tuesday night, Jan. 10 and then 62-45 to East Union.
Against Weston Ranch the team led 20-17 at the half, and then were outscored 28-15 in the second half. Drew Legan paced the team with 17 points in the loss. Jace Krick added 10 points. Oakdale’s next game came against Weston Ranch, where a 19-point effort by Joseph Lutz was not enough to propel Oakdale to a road win.
The Mustangs (3-14, 0-4) played host to Lathrop (10-7, 2-2) on Tuesday, Jan. 17 following The Leader’s press time. Oakdale will host first place Manteca (12-5, 4-0) on Thursday, Jan. 19 with tipoff scheduled for 7 p.m. The Mustangs will travel to Sierra (11-5, 2-2) on Saturday afternoon to take on the Timberwolves with a 5 p.m. tipoff time.
Like the varsity boys, the junior varsity team fell on hard times this week. Oakdale dropped both road games, losing 56-31 to Weston Ranch and 54-45 to East Union. Sam Medlin led the team in scoring against Weston Ranch with 12 points and Luis Medrano added seven points. Medrano followed up with a 13-point night against the Lancers and Medlin scored 11.
The youngest of the hoopsters split their VOL games this week, losing to Weston Ranch 77-39 but answering back with a 64-58 victory East Union. In the road win over East Union, Steven Morris scored 29 points and Michael Echavarria added 11 assists.
“This game was one of the best games I have ever coached in. The boys really fought hard,” head coach Grant Miller said.