Roundup: Enochs wins in overtime

In just a few seconds, Kolton Pico experienced a big valley and a big peak Wednesday night.

In a tied game against Johansen, the Enochs High junior called for a timeout when his team didn't have any, earning a technical foul. But after the Eagles fell behind by two, Pico stole the inbounds pass and scored the last-second bucket that forced overtime as Enochs rallied for a 62-57 victory at Enochs High.

Demetrius Prunty led the Eagles (5-14, 2-4 Modesto Metro Conference) with 22 points. Teammate Marcus Bell had eight points, 19 rebounds and six blocked shots.

Malachi Batt led Johansen (8-10, 3-3) with 18 points, all of them coming in the second half.

In the extra period, Prunty was 5-for-6 from the free-throw line while Tyler Wasden (15 points) was 2-for-2.

Modesto Metro Conference

DOWNEY 66, DAVIS 58, at Downey — The Knights (6-1 MMC), down 28-12 after one quarter, stormed back to defeat the Spartans (3-4).

Booker Hinton and Brett Butler had 13 points to lead Downey.

Davis' Jose Blanco had 23 of his 28 points in the first half.

"We finally played some defense in the second half," said Knights assistant coach Eli Bynum. "It was a nice comeback after the first quarter."

MODESTO 62, BEYER 59, at Beyer — Nate Jackson scored 18 points, including two key free-throws to give his team a lead it wouldn't give up, to lead the Panthers (6-1 MMC) over the Patriots (7-12, 1-6).

Bryan Garbez led Beyer with 32 points and 11 rebounds. He scored 20 in the second half.

Central California Conference

MERCED 57, GOLDEN VALLEY 54, at Merced — Allen Huddleston had 27 points and Jarrett Sparks 21 to help the Bears (14-7, 6-0) top the Cougars (7-10, 2-4). Merced outscored GV 20-12 in the fourth quarter.

Liataud Prophete had 17 points for Golden Valley.

BUHACH COLONY 68, ATWATER 42, at Atwater — Braden Williamson's 15 points helped the Thunder (7-14, 1-5) beat the Falcons (4-16, 0-6) for their first league victory.

Valley Oak League

WESTON RANCH 58, OAKDALE 50, at Oakdale — James Nunnally scored 14 of his 19 points in the second half — including 10 in the fourth quarter — to lead the Cougars (7-0 VOL) past the Mustangs (6-15, 0-7).

Nunnally scored on a variety of shots, hitting outside jumpers and also getting to the hoop.

"We got within six with about a minute to go and Nunnally came up with some big buckets," said Oakdale coach Jeremy Fields. "He showed why he's so good. He just took over late in the game."

John Miller had 20 points (four 3-pointers) and Bryce Gerhart 17 for Oakdale.

CERES 48, EAST UNION 47 (OT), at East Union — The Lancers (6-14, 1-6) had the final possession in overtime, but a jump hook went in and out and the Bulldogs (12-8, 5-2) avoided the upset.

Brett Sayad made a 3-pointer early in the fourth quarter to give Ceres a nine-point lead, but the Bulldogs went scoreless for the rest of the period and East Union came back to tie it at 45 on two free throws by sophomore Ricky Inderbitzin with four seconds left in regulation.

Sayad made four 3-pointers and led all scorers with 24 points.

SIERRA 51, SONORA 46, at Manteca — Christian Williams scored eight of his 16 points in the first quarter to get the Timberwolves (1-5, 5-2 VOL) off and running, and Adonis Brown also had 16 points in their victory over the Wildcats (11-9, 4-3).

"Christian was our catalyst early," said Sierra coach Scott Thomason. "He helped us get off to a good start and kept it together from there."

Brenden Evans' 16 points led Sonora.


JOHANSEN 36, MODESTO 28, at Johansen — Xavier Jones and Rodney Smith each remained unbeaten in three MMC matches as the Vikings (2-1) defeated the Panthers. Jones won by pin at 1:46 in the 215-pound match, and Smith won his 285-pound bout with a pin at 59 seconds.

WATERFORD 48, RIPON 28, at Ripon — The Wildcats (2-1 TVL) won the first four matches of the night via pin, jumping out to a lead that the Indians (2-1 TVL) couldn't overcome.

One of the night's more anticipated matches was at 140 pounds, where Ripon's Kyle Souza beat Erick Gomez 2-1.

ESCALON 45, HUGHSON 18, at Hughson — The Cougars (6-0 TVL) rode three pins to a victory over the Huskies (1-3). Frank Bettencourt sparked Hughson by scoring a takedown in the last minute and defeating Cody Bandini 5-2 at 135 pounds.

PATTERSON 52, GUSTINE 30, at Gustine — In one of the night's better matchups, the Tigers' Adrian Ramirez pinned Cisco DeAnda 1:30 into the 152-pound match. Every match was decided by either forfeit or fall.