Oakdale varsity girls basketball tipped off this past week with a trio of non-league games. Coach Julie Ford and her squad split a pair of road games to begin the season. Oakdale defeated Tokay 47-27 but ran into a buzz saw in Patterson, losing 70-38 on Wednesday, Nov. 29. Saturday the team returned home and defeated Downey 36-27.
In the team’s road win over Tokay, Sarah Bohrer and Caroline Hamilton each scored 13 points to help the Lady Mustangs to victory. Freshman Alicia Platt made an impact on defense as she came away with five steals in the road win. Against Patterson the girls struggled early and never regrouped. Home against the Knights Oakdale utilized a 22-15 run to come away with the victory.
This week Oakdale will host a pair of non-league games. On Thursday, Dec. 7 the girls will take on Enochs and Friday evening the team will host Buhach Colony. Both games are scheduled for a 7 p.m. start time.
A 2-1 start to the season for Coach Cheri Martin and the junior varsity team. In a 50-36 road win over Tokay, Kayden Legan scored 13 points. Afton Daley and Kendra Branch each scored 11 points for Oakdale and attacking the rim was Amber Robinson, pulling down 10 boards. Like the varsity team, Oakdale left Patterson with a loss. The heartbreaking non-league 40-39 loss was highlighted by Legan scoring a team high 12 points. Tayler Lamb added 15 rebounds for Oakdale. Saturday, Oakdale defeated Downey 65-23 behind Legan’s 17 points. Lamb recorded a double-double in the win scoring 13 points and pulling down 13 rebounds.
The youngest of the trio of girl’s teams defeated Tokay 20-16. Madison Jones scored 10 points for Oakdale in the win. Oakdale went into Patterson and walked out with a huge 42-15 road win. Jones scored a team high 12 points against the Tigers. Oakdale’s freshmen also defeated Downey 24-5. Brooke Crowley scored five points in that win.