Sierra's big finish defeats Oakdale

OAKDALE -- Sierra High, one of the Stanislaus District's early-season surprises and The Bee's No. 3 large school, has carried that momentum into the Valley Oak League.

The Timberwolves won their second consecutive league game Friday, using an 8-0 run in the final 90 seconds to beat Oakdale 46-38.

Heather Scharmann's basket snapped a 38-38 tie with 1:30 left, while Ashley Tugade sealed it with four free throws. The duo scored 28, with Scharmann finishing with 15.

Raleigh O'Brien had 14 points for Oakdale (4-10, 0-2).

MANTECA 51, CERES 50 -- Jade Tamarra's basket in the final minute put the Buffaloes (8-7, 1-1) up 51-50, and they held their breath as the Bulldogs' (6-8, 1-1) last-second jumper missed its mark. Cathy Gause (20 points) sparked a 6-0 run in the third quarter to give Manteca a 10-point lead, but the Bulldogs rallied behind 5-9 center Cassie Rayford (13 points) to set up the furious finish.

Ceres' Jode Johnson (16 points), a sophomore guard-forward, was able to get inside for most of her scoring.

SONORA 48, WESTON RANCH 42, at Weston Ranch -- Allison Holt led the Wildcats (2-0 VOL) over the Cougars (0-2 VOL) with 16 points.

EAST UNION at CENTRAL VALLEY, -- The game was postponed because CV's gym was leaking. No make-up date was set.

Modesto Metro Conference

DAVIS 45, DOWNEY 28, at Downey -- The teams swapped three-point shooting streaks in the first half, with the Spartans (5-10, 2-0) getting the better of it to beat the Knights (2-12, 0-2).

ENOCHS 35, JOHANSEN 21, at Enochs -- Shanika Blunt led the Eagles (6-8, 1-1) past the Vikings with nine points and 11 rebounds, and Janissa Freeman had five of Enochs' 19 steals. The Eagles led 18-5 at the half.

BEYER 50, MODESTO 47, at Beyer -- The difference was foul shooting in the fourth quarter, when the Patriots (3-11, 2-0) outscored the Panthers (5-10, 1-1) 23-16. Beyer made 12 of 20 and Modesto was 3 of 13.

Mother Lode League

BRET HARTE 81, SUMMERVILLE 53, at Bret Harte -- Alex Ballard and Hattie Anderson had eight points each in the first quarter, putting the Bullfrogs (10-3, 2-0) up 24-7. Wendie Canez led Bret Harte with 15 points and also had seven steals.