default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
Logout|My Dashboard

Tokay uses defense to handle Bruins

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, February 1, 2002 10:00 pm

With head coach Dustin Lanz suspended for one game, Tokay High’s boys basketball team responded with a solid defensive game under assistant William Mack’s direction in cruising past Bear Creek 52-37 at home Friday night.

Chris Lester (nine points) provided a new face in the starting lineup in place of Jeff McDaniel (17 points, seven rebounds), who played despite a painful abscessed tooth.

Khayree Ford, arguably the best man-to-man defender in the San Joaquin Athletic Association, led a Tiger defense that forced 15 turnovers.

“I was happy with the play of our defense, although I thought we should have held them to 30 points," said Mack, who is a perfect 2-0 filling in for Lanz in the past three seasons. "We installed a new defense and the kids did a great job.”

The Tigers (16-9 overall, 8-2 SJAA) led 17-12 after the first quarter behind seven points from McDaniel.

That is as close as the Bruins (2-23, 0-10) would manage the remainder of the game as McDaniel hit a 3-pointer to start the scoring in the second quarter.

Tokay continued to roll on 50-percent shooting in the half and led 30-19 at intermission.

Matt Loechler contributed five points and six boards in the quarter and Brian Campbell finished the half with six points and two assists.

The second half was more of the same as Tokay increased the lead to 13 points (37-24) going into the final eight minutes.

McDaniel and Caffese (seven points, six assists) teamed up for one last highlight as Caffese stole the ball and threw a no-look wrap-around pass that found McDaniel, who promptly slammed home a one-handed monster jam.

Lanz, who was suspended for being ejected from Wednesday night’s game at Edison, said that he had complete confidence in Mack.

“He did a great job and coached a great game. I was confident in him filling my shoes,” Lanz said of Mack, who deferred all the credit to the team. “The kids did the work.”

Tokay hosts Stagg, a 10-point home winner in the last meeting, on Wednesday before Lincoln, who beat the Tigers 54-49 in overtime, visits Tokay’s home hardwood Friday.

Comments about this story? Send mail to the News-Sentinel newsroom.


To subscribe to the Lodi News-Sentinel, fill out our online form or call our Subscriber Services Department at (209) 333-1400.

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don’t pretend you’re someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don’t threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don’t insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the ‘Report’ link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.
  • 9 Don’t be a troll.
  • 10 Don’t reveal personal information about other commenters. You may reveal your own personal information, but we advise you not to do so.
  • 11 We reserve the right, at our discretion, to monitor, delete or choose not to post any comment. This may include removing or monitoring posts that we believe violate the spirit or letter of these rules, or that we otherwise determine at our discretion needs to be monitored, not posted, or deleted.

Welcome to the discussion.


Popular Stories



Your News

News for the community, by the community.

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists