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Lady Mustang Varsity Hoops Endure Rare Rain Out
JV Notches Twin Wins
JV Martinez
Junior varsity guard Jazmin Martinez slashes to the hoop for a score against Lathrop.Leader Photos By Dennis D. Cruz

The rain fell hard one day this past week and in a surprise turn of events, caused the Oakdale varsity girls basketball road game to be postponed. Tuesday night, Jan. 9 the Lady Mustangs (8-7, 1-2) headed to Manteca to take on East Union (8-6, 2-1) but due to a leak in the gym roof, the game has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 3. Oakdale returned home on Thursday, Jan. 11 to take on second place Lathrop (11-4, 4-0). Oakdale fell to the Spartans in that contest, 54-36.

The Spartans outscored Oakdale 37-16 in the first half and Oakdale’s offense struggled in the second half as well. Leading scorer was Carley Maaske with 11 points. The junior guard was the only Lady Mustang to reach double figures that night.

Following the loss Oakdale currently sits in fifth place and will look to gain ground in the Valley Oak League this week. On Tuesday night, Jan. 16 the girls hosted third place Manteca (11-6, 1-2) following The Leader’s press time. Thursday night, Jan. 18 Oakdale travels to face the Timberwolves of Sierra (5-10, 0-4).

Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m.



Prior to the downpour on Tuesday night that postponed the varsity contest, the JV team finished out their road game against East Union. Led by Kendra Branch’s 18 points and six steals, Oakdale defeated East Union 55-14. Branch connected on five three-point field goals in the road win. Freshman Afton Daley nearly recorded a double-double, scoring 10 points and adding eight steals and five assists. Also coming close to a double-double was Amber Robinson with 12 rebounds and eight points.

Freshman Tayler Lamb finished the night with six points and seven boards. At home the girls hosted Lathrop and won 36-19. Daley finished with eight points and eight rebounds in the win. Branch scored a team high nine points and came away with four steals. Oakdale hosted Manteca on Tuesday night, Jan. 16 following The Leader’s press time. The Lady Mustangs are set to travel to Manteca on Thursday night, Jan. 18 to take on Sierra. Game time is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.



It was a tough week on the court for the youngest Lady Mustangs. In two games of action this past week the girls came up on the short side of the final score. On Tuesday night the girls fell to East Union 21-13. Macie Gregory scored five points in the road loss. Harmony Edwards scored four points for Oakdale. Edwards also scored a team high four points in the team’s home loss to Lathrop on Thursday night. Oakdale fell to the visiting Spartans 19-15. Tuesday night the girls hosted Manteca, following press time for The Leader. Oakdale will take on Sierra on the road Thursday at 4 p.m.