The rematch was set from last year's NorCal title match between Pitman and Menlo-Atherton High but this time it was in the semifinal round, and unfortunately for the Pride the outcome was reversed when they hosted the Bears on Saturday.
It just wasn't Hilmar's (9-4) night this past Saturday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-VI title game when they took on the No. 2 seed Bradshaw Christian (11-2) High at Alex G. Spanos Stadium at Lincoln High of Stockton.
Overcoming this year's Turlock roster won't be an easy task for Harvey Marable and the Pitman Pride but if there is any team in the Central California Conference which can dethrone the Bulldogs, it's the Pride.
If you would have asked Turlock varsity girls head coach Mark Musselman what he expected from his team before the start of the 2014-15 season, he would have told you that his team was looking competitive and chasing a league title.
In their first year competing in the Central California Athletic Alliance, the Turlock Christian High boys basketball team failed to meet their own expectations in a league that saw three teams amass over 10-plus wins for the year, with the Eagles ending their year at 6-8.