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Yellowjackets rally to beat Escalon
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Hilmar's Hailey Chavez (picture here at an earlier season game) led all scorers with a team-high 19 points in the Yellowjackets win over Escalon. - photo by Journal file photo

The Hilmar High girls basketball team shrugged off their recent league loss to Ripon Christian and followed it up with a stellar performance over Trans-Valley League rivals Escalon.


The 'Jackets started off on fire after building a 14-2 lead once the first quarter concluded.


Escalon bounced right back and outscored Hilmar 19-4 in the second, eventually settling with a halftime lead but the Yellowjackets surged in the fourth quarter to eventually seal the three-point win.


Sophomore Hailey Chavez led all scorers with a team-high 19 points and finished her double-double by adding 11 rebounds, four assists and a steal.


Elizabeth Flores had 11 points for Hilmar and Erin Benning added eight along with nine rebounds.


Hilmar is now 9-11 overall and 2-4 in the TVL.


Hilmar's next game will be at home against Ripon at 7:15 p.m. Thursday.




Turlock Christian girls win big over Stone Ridge


The Turlock Christian girls basketball team has now won two straight league games after topping Stone Ridge Christian on the road Thursday, 59-22.


TC jumped to a 14-2 lead after the first quarter.


Eleven different players scored for the Eagles for the night with three topping out as the top scorers.


Cassie Balswick, Destiny Pereira and McCalister Russell each had eight points respectively.


TC didn't allow Stone Ridge to score more than seven points a quarter. TC scored 11 or more in all four quarters, including a 19-point third quarter.


The Eagles are now 14-5 overall and 3-2 in the Central California Athletic Alliance, which is good enough for second place just above Millenium.


Kaylene Baskin topped all players with 10 rebounds and the Eagles forced 28 steals for the game.


The next league contest for the Eagles will be against Big Valley Christian at Stanislaus State at 5:30 p.m. tonight.



TC boys notch win over Stone Ridge Christian


Manuel Preciado scored a team-high 17 points and Max Tyson had 14 for Turlock Christian as the Eagles snapped their four-game losing streak after beating Stone Ridge Christian at home on Thursday, 70-48.


TC is now 3-14 overall and 2-4 in the Central California Athletic Alliance.


After suffering three of the biggest defeats of this season, TC climbed its way back into the winner's circle with a team effort that saw 10 different players score for head coach Eddie Sai.


The first quarter was close but TC still managed to go up 15-12 and set up the biggest lopsided quarter of the game.


The Eagles went on a 21-8 run in the second quarter heading into halftime and TC never trailed for the remainder of the game, with a consistent third and fourth.


Tyson completed the double-double after adding 15 rebounds. Preciado added seven boards and junior Hunter Wyatt scored a season-high 11 points and added seven rebounds for the night.


Next for the Eagles will be a league contest against Big Valley Christian at Stanislaus State at 7 p.m. tonight.