Record Night For Weinbrecht
Preseason basketball is underway at Escalon High School and varsity player Russell Weinbrecht recently had a record-setting night. In a hard fought loss to Downey, 81-74 in overtime, Weinbrecht had a total of 44 points. That is a single game scoring record at EHS and topped his own record of 36 points in a game set last season.
“He scored our first 13 or 15 points of the game and ended up with 44 points,” said varsity head coach Nate Bartelink. “He scored at all three levels, had points in the paint, six three-pointers, 10-for-11 from the line, while also pulling down 11 boards.”
The team followed up the loss to Downey with a win on the road at Amador, 59-46, to start the preseason 1-1. They were scheduled to play in the Foundation Game on Nov. 29, with the varsity girls playing at 6 p.m., the varsity boys at 7:30 p.m.
Also, the girls basketball program will be hosting its annual tip-off tournament, Dec. 1 through Dec. 3, with games in both the old and new gyms on the EHS campus.
More Volleyball Kudos
Escalon varsity volleyball coach Teresa Williamson brought home the Coach of the Year honors from the Trans-Valley League this season. The head coach guided her team to a perfect 10-0 record in the TVL to claim the championship, then continued the success with a Section title, winning the Division 4 blue banner in early November. They finished the season in the NorCals and went 30-3 overall. This is the second time Williamson has received the TVL coaching honor.
Now, three players from the team – seniors Amanda Murphy, Grace Ferreira and Bella Cormack – have been selected for a regional All-Star game, scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 5 at Pitman High in Turlock, starting at 11 a.m.
In addition, Murphy was named as the 49ers Sac Hi Sports Player of the Year for the Southern section, said Williamson.