It was a week of ups and downs for the Oakdale High School varsity girls basketball team this past week. The Lady Mustangs (15-9, 3-6) split their matches as they fell to Manteca but rebounded with a win over Weston Ranch.
The girls opened the week on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at home against Manteca (16-6, 6-2). The visiting Lady Buffaloes defeated Oakdale 66-57. In the loss three Lady Mustangs scored in double digits. Aidyn Hill paced the team with 18 points on the night. Halena Hill scored 14 and Maddy Jones added a dozen. Despite the trio of double digit scorers, the game went in the books as the third consecutive loss for the varsity girls.
Oakdale would snap that streak when they defeated Weston Ranch (11-11, 2-6) in Stockton by a 54-46 final on Thursday, Jan. 30. This would be the second time Oakdale defeated the Cougars as they beat Weston Ranch with a nearly identical score of 56-46 on Jan. 16.
“We had a balanced attack against Weston Ranch,” said head coach Julie Ford. “Every player scored, contributed and starred in her role. It was a great team win.”
In the road victory, Aidyn Hill scored 11 and Haylee Campbell added 10. A total of seven Lady Mustangs scored in the win.
There are just three Valley Oak League games remaining in the Lady Mustangs season and they will host all three contests. Thursday, Feb. 6 the girls will take on Sierra (13-11, 2-7). Tuesday night, Feb. 11 the Kimball Jaguars (20-5, 8-1) come to town. The Lady Mustangs wrap up the 2019-2020 campaign with a showdown against Central Catholic (6-10, 1-7) on Feb. 13. This will be Senior Night 2020 and the game is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Oakdale also has a non-league game on its schedule, a Feb. 8 game on the home court against Tracy with a 6 p.m. tip off.
The junior varsity team defeated Manteca 55-45 behind Savannah Borba’s 19 points, six assists and handful of steals. Kassidy Fmura had a double-double in the home win over the Buffaloes with a 14 point, 11 rebound night. Oakdale then traveled and lost to Weston Ranch on the road 50-19. Borba had a team high six points and Jennifer Castro added four.
The freshman girls struggled to make baskets this week. Oakdale failed to score 20 points in either game as they fell to Manteca 27-17. Hayden Morton scored a team high seven points and Kennedy Jones had five. Oakdale then lost to Weston Ranch 34-16. The frosh girls had a slow start against Weston Ranch as they only scored 10 points in the first three quarters combined. Rielly Jones had five points and Kennedy Jones added four.