Two Valley Oak League games resulted in losses for the Oakdale High School varsity girls basketball team this past week.
On Thursday, Jan. 2 the girls lost to East Union at home by a 79-50 final. Things got away from the girls in the first half as they were outscored 48-26 over the first two quarters. Alicia Platt scored 16 points to lead Oakdale. Platt took 25 shots, including 18 attempts from three point range. She shot 50 percent from the free throw line and had six rebounds. Afton Daley scored 11 points and pulled down six rebounds. Aiden Hill added nine points and four assists in the loss.
Saturday afternoon, Jan. 4 the team hosted Manteca where they lost 71-46. Hill led the team with 16 points and Platt had 15.
Oakdale is now 10-4 overall and look for their first Valley Oak League win of the season this week. Tuesday night, Jan. 7 the team was scheduled to travel to Manteca to take on Sierra (12-5) after The Leader went to press. Oakdale will return home and to Valley Oak League play on Jan. 14 when they host Central Catholic (4-5).
For the junior varsity girls they went 1-1 this past week. After being down by five points at the half, Oakdale rallied for a 35-31 road win over East Union to get the league victory. Halena Hill had 12 points and three assists. Alivia Antinetti added eight points. Savannah Borba provided seven points and four steals. Kalynn Cavanaugh stepped up on the defensive side of the ball with nine rebounds and five blocks. Saturday the girls suffered a heartbreaking 46-43 road loss to Manteca.
The freshmen team, meanwhile, lost to East Union by a final score of 28-22. Hayden Morton scored 10 points and Jennifer Castro scored nine points.