For the second consecutive season, the Oakdale varsity boys basketball team defeated East Union at home. Last season the team needed double-overtime to take down the Lancers, but this past week Oakdale had little problem knocking them out in regulation, 54-43.
The Mustangs (9-10, 1-4) held the Lancers (4-13, 0-4) to just 11 first half points. Three Mustangs scored in double figures in the win as Marc Dickson led the team with 13. Center Sam Medlin scored 11 and John Foreman added 10. The win stopped an eight game Valley Oak League skid dating back to last season.
With the score 41-34 with 5:11 left to play, Jace Krick hit a midrange jumper to give Oakdale a nine point advantage. On the other end of the floor Medlin rejected a shot attempt, giving Oakdale the ball back and that resulted in a Dickson layup to ice the game.
Just 48 hours later the team traveled to Lathrop (5-11, 2-2) where the Spartans defeated Oakdale 75-52.
Oakdale travels to Manteca to take on the Buffaloes (6-11, 2-2) on Wednesday, Jan. 17 with tipoff scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday night the team hosts Sierra (7-10, 2-2) with tipoff scheduled for 7 p.m.
The Mustangs defeated visiting East Union handedly 72-57 on Wednesday night, Jan. 10. Jonah Norman scored a game high 24 points to help power the JV Mustangs to victory. Oakdale had four players in double digits as Peyton Bradford (13), Jason Rawe (11) and Dominic Antinetti (10) each scored 10-plus points for the Mustangs. Kaleb McDonald scored nine points for Oakdale. On the road this past week, Oakdale fell to Lathrop 74-49. The team’s next game will be on the road against Manteca on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 5:30 p.m. The Mustangs return home on Friday, Jan. 19 when they host Sierra. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
Coach Bobby Monges has his team on a roll this season.
Oakdale’s youngest hoop boys have improved to 4-0 in league play following two more wins this past week. On the home court Oakdale defeated East Union 53-44. Robert Silva scored a game high 13 points to help propel the team to victory. Izayah Perez and Gage Brink each scored a dozen and Carson Crip added 11 for the Mustangs. The team followed that up with a 48-46 road win over Lathrop on Friday night where Silva scored 18 points. Oakdale travels to Manteca to take on the Buffaloes Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 4 p.m. and will host Sierra on Friday night with a scheduled tipoff time of 4 p.m.