Boys basketball roundup: Second-half surge propels Mariposa

MARIPOSA — Tim Oswald has garnered many headlines during the Mariposa High boys basketball team's season.

But on Tuesday night against pesky Waterford, he had a lot of help.

Oswald scored 23 points, leading five Grizzlies scoring in double digits, as Mariposa came back to defeat the Wildcats 82-65 at Mariposa High School.

Waterford (10-11, 5-5) jumped out to a 41-33 halftime lead, thanks mainly to Jordan Logan. Logan scored 27 of his game-high 30 points in the first half. He also had eight 3-pointers.

But the Grizzlies shifted Brad Spittle (16 points) onto Logan, and Spittle slowed him in the second half.

Cody Wichmann (16 points), Marcus Rochelle (14) and Cody Guenthart (11) all had nice games for the Grizzlies (19-4, 10-0).

Western Athletic Conference

CENTRAL CATHOLIC 56, ORESTIMBA 50, at Newman — Mike Sidhu scored 14 points, including a breakaway dunk with about 1:30 left, as the Raiders (15-8, 5-5) came back to beat the Warriors (9-11, 2-8). Ken Mashinchi added 12 points for Central Catholic.

Orestimba led 42-37 heading into the fourth quarter.

"We changed the game in the fourth," Central Catholic coach Mike Wilson said. "We slowed down the tempo and started working it inside to our post players."

LIVINGSTON 68, GUSTINE 58, at Gustine — Brian Rivera helped the Wolves (11-11, 8-2 WAC) top the Redskins by hitting 13 of 14 foul shots in the second half for a game-high 19 points.

PATTERSON 50, HILMAR 36, at Hilmar — An aggressive defense helped the Tigers (9-1 WAC) down the Yellowjackets. Mitch Becerra had 11 points and Robert Krager 10 for Patterson.

Trans-Valley League

MODESTO CHRISTIAN 82, RIVERBANK 34, at Riverbank — Senior point guard Daniel Lemburg scored a game-high 23 points, including three 3-pointers, as the Crusaders (16-4, 10-0) ran past the Bruins (7-16, 3-7). Junior forward Reeves Nelson scored nine of his 22 points in the first quarter as MC jumped out to a 28-8 lead.

Francisco Pineda led Riverbank with 13 points.

HUGHSON 56, ESCALON 40, at Escalon — Kenny Sullivan had 16 of his 26 in the third quarter, when his Huskies (15-5, 6-4 TVL) outscored the Cougars (5-17, 2-8) 25-11 to lead 50-32 after three.

RIPON 54, RIPON CHR. 41, at Ripon — Matt Ratto of the victorious Indians (13-8, 8-1 TVL) scored nine of his 17 points in the team's big 20-point third quarter.

David Vander Schaaf had all 10 of his points in the second quarter to keep RC (1-9 TVL) in the game. He tied it up, but Ripon's Efren Sifuentes hit a 3-pointer to give the Indians a 21-18 halftime lead.

Matt DeJong led RC with 13 points. Ryan Baker added 12 for Ripon.

Southern League

DENAIR 56, TURLOCK CHRISTIAN 44, at Turlock — Mason Wooten had 22 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocked shots and Alex Correia (seven points, 14 rebounds) had a nice game as well as the Coyotes (11-11, 6-4) rolled past the Eagles (5-16, 2-8).

Ben Larson led TC with 13 points, followed by 12 from Daniel Wright.

Harvest Christian League

BIG VALLEY CHRISTIAN 79, STOCKTON CHRISTIAN 33, at Modesto — Jared Lunsford scored 18 of his game-high 29 points in the first quarter as the Lions (18-4, 6-1) pulled away from Stockton Christian.

Tucker Richardson (19 points, seven rebounds) and Dan Griggs (17 points) also had big games for Big Valley Christian.

BROOKSIDE CHR. 80, CALVARY TEMPLE 58, at Calvary Temple — Paris Hill and David Scott each had nine first-quarter points as Brookside built a 26-10 lead. Hill finished with 34 points. Jamal Williams had 19 points for Calvary (10-8, 4-4 HCL).


DAVIS 51, ENOCHS 24, at Enochs — The Spartans got victories via pin by lightweights Caleb Severns (103 pounds) and Fabian Rodrigues (112), sparking the team to the MMC victory over the Eagles.

The win clinched at least a share of the MMC dual-meet title for Davis, which would win an outright title with a victory over Downey tonight.

BEYER 39, JOHANSEN 33, at Beyer — The Patriots (3-1 MMC) won this dual meet in the middle weights, where Beyer had five victories in six matches from 130 pounds to 160 pounds. Oliver Congleton (130) and Lewis Rebolledo (152) both won by fall to pace the Patriots.

Should Downey defeat Davis in their MMC dual meet today, Beyer would lay claim to a share of the league title as long as it defeats Modesto on Thursday.