Sonora girls thump Oakdale

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OAKDALE The defense wasn't quite the same, but the result was as the Sonora High School girls' basketball team remained undefeated in the Valley Oak League with a 52-41 victory over archrival Oakdale on Thursday night.

"We'd been giving up only 32 per game in the VOL, we only gave up 41 to (previously unbeaten) Sierra, and we gave up 41 to (the sixth-place) team," Sonora coach Charmon Logan said after the game, shaking her head a bit as she looked at the statistical readout.

Obviously, there was a bit of a letdown after Tuesday's tough 45-41 victory over Sierra in Manteca, a result which gave Sonora the league lead. Logan wasn't ready to use emotional fatigue as an excuse.

"We've really been focusing on taking them one game at a time," she said.

But, she conceded, two road wins in three nights constitutes a pretty darn good week.

The Wildcats (11-6, 5-0 VOL) got 26 points, 12 rebounds and two assists from senior forward-center Jessica Peterson in maintaining their half-game lead over Sierra (14-6, 5-1) with one game left in the first of two rounds of league play.

Oakdale (6-10, 1-4) simply had no answer for the athletic, 6-foot-1 Peterson as she wheeled into the lane for hook shots, scored on putbacks and short jump shots, made crisp passes, dabbled in a little ball-handling, and even nailed a 3-pointer off an inbounds pass with the shot clock running down late in the first half for a 28-18 lead.

Sonora's other tower of strength, 6-foot Nichole Horvath, had 10 points and six rebounds, and sent more than one Mustang to the floor while holding her ground on defense and setting screens on offense.

"They don't call me 'Brickwall' for nothing," Horvath said.

Forward-guard Rachel Wolfe had seven points and three assists, and guard Nicki Rodriguez dished three assists for the Wildcats.

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