The Modesto High girls basketball team is playing the spoiler role to perfection.
After beating second-place Beyer on Tuesday, the Panthers upset MMC leader Davis 46-40 behind 13 points from Elizabeth Pesaleli on Thursday night at Panther Palace.
Modesto (13-12, 9-4) is now tied for second place in the MMC with Beyer. Despite the loss, Davis (14-10, 11-2) clinched a share of the conference title thanks to Beyer's loss.
"We're finishing well," Modesto coach Pete Peterson said. "Those are two big wins."
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Pesaleli scored nine in the second half, when the Panthers rallied.
Michelle Davis led the Spartans with 14 points.
ENOCHS 54, BEYER 49 (OT), at Beyer — Shanika Blunt scored 22 points, leading the Eagles (10-15, 6-7) past the Patriots (10-15, 9-4) in an overtime game. Stephanie Bell added 10 points for Enochs.
Julie Aiello had a big game for Beyer, scoring 19 points while making five 3-pointers.
DOWNEY 40, JOHANSEN 29, at Downey — Jessica Hicks had six steals, many in a second quarter that sparked the Knights (6-19, 4-9) over the Vikings (1-23, 0-13). Many of those steals led to easy buckets for Downey, which outscored its foe 14-2 in that period to lead 18-10 at the half. Hicks also had points and nine rebounds.
Cassandra Calderon scored 12 points for Downey.