Prior to tipoff for the Lady Mustangs varsity home game against Central Catholic, four Oakdale seniors were honored in a pregame Senior Night 2016 celebration. Seniors Colleen Ibasco, Scarlett Brock, Micaela Maaske and Bailey Zuk were presented with flowers, hugs and a standing ovation by the appreciative crowd on hand.
Oakdale (8-17, 1-12) then fell to visiting Central Catholic (17-8, 8-5) 60-33 on Friday night, Feb. 12.
The Lady Mustangs came out flat in the first quarter where the team committed six turnovers, six fouls, gave up six offensive rebounds that resulted in eight Central Catholic points, and failed to score in the first quarter. Oakdale entered the second quarter down 12-0 to the Raiders. Oakdale’s first points of the evening came on a pass from sophomore Sarah Bohrer to junior Madison Brewer under the hoop, who put it in the net with 7:03 left in the half. One minute later, Ibasco poked the ball away and outran the Raiders for a fast break layup to cut the deficit to 14-6. Ibasco got her second steal of the half and fired up a shot at the horn to close the half down 26-9. Ibasco scored five of her nine points in the second quarter.
Bohrer scored her first of nine points on a jumper as the shot clock was expiring to make it 34-19 with 2:47 left in the third quarter. Maaske, who led the team with 10 points and added seven rebounds, completed a three point play after attacking the rim and being fouled on her layup attempt. That made it 36-23 with 1:37 left in the third. Oakdale entered the fourth quarter down 39-26.
Oakdale’s offense fell apart in the fourth quarter, though, as Central Catholic began the quarter on a 13-0 run to build up a 52-26 lead with 4:02 left in regulation to force first year varsity coach Julie Ford to call timeout. Bohrer broke up the run with jumper with 2:31 left in the game. The Lady Mustangs were outscored 21-9 in the final quarter.
Making a surprise return to the court three weeks after tearing her meniscus was senior Scarlett Brock. The senior pulled down five rebounds, dished out three assists and added a steal for the Lady Mustangs.
Oakdale finished the season on the road at East Union on Tuesday, Feb. 16 following The Leader’s press time. Look for a recap in the Feb. 24 edition of The Leader.
The girls suffered a heartbreaking 37-36 home loss to Manteca on Tuesday, Feb. 9 and were scheduled to conclude the season at East Union on Tuesday, Feb. 16 after The Leader went to press.
A competitive week was put in by the youngest of the girls hoops teams. The freshmen fell to Central Catholic 41-37 in overtime and took a tough one point loss to Manteca. Oakdale led by one point with less than 10 seconds remaining but gave up a jump shot just before the final buzzer in the loss, the shot hitting the mark to see Manteca walk off with the one-point win. Oakdale wrapped up the season on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at East Union following The Leader’s press time.