Kimball Coach Joe Lawrence knew his team had the potential for the type of game he saw Saturday in the championship matchup of the Gustine Rotary Tournament. Kimball went 3-0 for the tournament and is 4-0 so far for the season.
“We did a decent job the first couple of games, but didn’t start well,” Lawrence said. “This game we started well.”
The Jaguars and Wolves played a close first half, and Kimball then broke through for a series of layups to put the Jaguars up 40-26 at the half. Joe Walls, tournament Most Valuable Player, scored 16 for the night and had 13 rebounds. Shakeel Carpenter scored 12, Chandler Alves scored nine, and Evan Owens, Alex Toledo and DeVonte Price each scored eight. Price was also named all-tournament.
Varsity boys: West 76, Davis 44
The Wolf Pack (5-1) finished third in the Modesto City Tournament with a 76-44 win over Grace Davis High of Modesto. West came into the game with the goal to rebound better and make its offensive plays work. The result was a first quarter where West’s offense scored 25 points and West’s defense allowed the Spartans no shots from the floor. Davis scored one free throw in the first quarter and 12 points in the second as West surged out to a 35-13 lead at the half. West continued to dominate the second half.
Robert Mason scored 13 for the Pack, Kenneth Daye and Jordan McIntosh scored 11 each, DeAndre Thompson and Eddie Kaye scored 10 each, and Justin Saar scored eight.
Next up for West is McClymonds High of Oakland on Wednesday at West’s Steve Thornton Gymnasium. Sophomores play at 5:30 p.m., Varsity at 7 p.m.
Varsity boys: Tracy 70, Franklin 57
Tracy won the consolation final at the Stagg Tournament in Stockton on Saturday, going from a 27-27 tie at the half, and then making the Bulldogs’ offensive plays work as planned to outscore the Yellow Jackets in the second half for the win.
Head Coach Doug Silva said it was a sustained effort from the entire team, and the outcome of the tournament, Tracy’s first games of the year, put the Bulldogs at 2-1 so far this season.
T.J. Williams led the way for Tracy with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Clay Robles scored 13, Ivan Atchoukeu scored 11 and Danville Camegla and Josh Brakkee scored eight each, and Jeff Takahashi has six rebounds.
Sophomore boys: West 62, Davis 61
The West High sophomore boys finished the Modesto City Tournament in third place with Saturday’s 62-61 win in the closing seconds against Grace Davis High of Modesto.
Davis had a 24-20 lead at the half and West caught up in the second half, with a couple technical fouls on Davis, and the following free throws for West, getting the Wolf Pack close. Davis held a 61-59 lead at the end until West’s Salmon Tareen hit a 3-point shot just before the final buzzer to make it West’s game.
Jordan Holmes led the Wolf Pack with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Kenny Thompson scored nine and Anthony Ross scored eight.
Sophomore boys: Tracy 45, Franklin 19
Tracy went 1-2 for the Stagg Tournament in Stockton, including a 45-19 win in the final round in the consolation bracket. Devin Foster scored nine points for Tracy, Damon Stroup scored eight, Luke Pulliam scored seven, David Hinson scored five and James Jones scored four.
Tracy started the tournament with a loss to Edison on Thursday, and then played a closer game against Chavez on Friday but still finished with a 39-34 loss on Friday. Devin Foster scored 15 points on Friday, Josh Clarke scored 11 and Damon Stroup scored seven.
Varsity boys: Kimball 55, Millennium 31
The Jaguars won their second-round game of the Gustine Rotary Tournament, 55-31 over Millennium High. The win puts Kimball in the championship game against Livingston on Saturday afternoon.
Kimball got contributions from nearly everyone on the roster Friday. Dilraj Singh led the way with nine points, Evan Owens and DeVonte Price scored eight each, DeVante' Baisa scored six, Alex Toledo scored five, Joe Walls and Derek Van de Streek scored four each, Nate VanKatwyk scored three, and Shakeel Carpenter and Beau Lawrence each scored two.
Details for the Millennium team were not reported.
Varsity boys: Central Catholic 50, West 48
West had to make up for a slow second quarter, and ended up tying Friday’s semifinal game in the fourth and then lost in overtime.
The Wolf Pack was ahead 11-10 at the end of the first, but the Raiders outscored West in the second quarter to make it a 28-18 game at the half. West was down by 14 in the third quarter before making its comeback, outscoring Central Catholic 12-3 in the fourth quarter to make it a 43-43 tie at the end of regulation. Central Catholic made it a 50-48 game, and West’s 3-point shot attempts in the closing seconds didn’t make it, to leave the Raider with the win.
Jordan McIntosh scored 16 points and Jaylen Sanders scored 15, including eight in the Pack’s third-quarter comeback.
West will play Grace Davis High for third place on Saturday afternoon.
Varsity boys: Tracy 50, Tokay 47
Tracy played a close match against Tokay in the second game of the Stagg Tournament, with Tracy able to keep the lead most of the time, but the Tigers were able to hit their outside shots to catch up. Top scorer for Tracy was T.J. Williams with 18 points and nine rebounds. Justin Phelps scored nine points and Clay Robles scored six points and had five rebounds.
Sophomore boys: Gregori 53, West 37
The Gregori Jaguars opened Friday’s semifinal game of the Modesto City Tournament with 12 unanswered points, and had an 18-2 lead in the first quarter before West regrouped and started to put some points on the board. The Wolf Pack was up to the task, and cut Gregori’s lead to 20-15 at the end of the first quarter and 28-26 at halftime. The game stayed close until the Jaguars went on another scoring run in the fourth quarter.
Top scorer for West was Anthony Ross with 13 points, and Jordan Holmes scored eight points and had 11 rebounds. West will play for third place on Saturday.
Freshman boys: Gregori 69, West 43
West’s freshmen finished in fourth place in the Central Valley High Tournament after a 69-43 loss to Gregori on Friday. Spencer Carroll led the way for the Wolf Pack with 17 poiints, Elijah Tuando scored eight, Kyle Hunt scored six and Kirk Truehill scored five. Donovan Patterson, Austen Burt, and Max Aduako each added two points and Kona Chong scored one.
Varsity boys: West 59, Johansen 37
West High’s varsity boys (4-0) move to the semifinals of the Modesto City Tournament on Friday after the Wolf Pack beat the Vikings of Johansen High on Thursday. West held onto a slight lead to move ahead 30-25 in the first half. West then went on a run in the third quarter, outscoring Johansen 19-7, including nine points from Jaylen Sanders alone.
Sanders finished as the leading scorer with 17 points in all. Damon Sloan scored 13, Jordan McIntosh scored 11 and Robert Mason scored nine.
West plays again on Friday night against either Central Catholic High of Modesto or against Pitman.
Varsity boys: Kimball 61, Orestimba 46
The Jaguars opened the Gustine Rotary Tournament with a 61-46 win over Orestimba of Newman on Thursday. Kimball controlled the ball on offense to outscore Orestimba in the first three quarters before the Warriors got their chance to score on Kimball in the fourth.
Leading scorers for the Jaguars were Joe Walls with 14 points, Shakeel Carpenter with 13, Chandler Alves with eight and Beau Lawrence with seven.
Varsity boys: Edison 67, Tracy 63
The Vikings outscored the Bulldogs in overtime to win the opening game of the Stagg Tournament on Thursday. Tracy had a 1-point lead at the end of the fourth when Edison was able to tie it up on a free throw and then take the win.
T.J. Williams went on a scoring spree for 35 points on Thursday. He also had 15 rebounds. Ivan Atchoukeu scored eight and had eight rebounds, and Josh Brakkee scored five points and had nine rebounds.
Sophomore boys: West 57, Johansen 40
West started with a 43-40 win over Beyer on Wednesday and after a close first quarter on Thursday, the Wolf Pack (3-1) went on to outscore Johansen for the rest of the game to move to Friday’s semifinal game against Gregori.
Jordan Holmes scored 10 points and collected 10 rebounds for the night. Jacob Pico scored 11 points, Kenny Thompson scored nine, and Ryan Herrera scored eight.
Freshman boys: Central Valley 52, West 35
A bad night for West’s shooters resulted in a 52-35 loss to host team in the semifinals of the Central Valley High Tournament in Ceres. Spencer Carroll was West’s leading scorer with 17 points. Kirk Truehill scored six and Max Aduako and Elijah Tuando adding four each. Austen Burt scored three and Kona Chong scored one.
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