With a hard-fought battle Wednesday, the Lodi boys basketball team is back at .500.
It was all the Flames (4-4) could do in Stockton to hold off the Vikings 58-50 behind Brody Nutting’s 15 points with lead guard Jared Wall still sidelined with a hand injury. Wall’s expected to be back for Friday’s game at 7 p.m. at home against Fremont.
“It was weird because we didn’t shoot well and had wide open shots,” Lodi coach Dave Nutting said.“We played a really good game but allowed them to get offensive rebounds and stay in it.”
Brody has gone for double figures in three straight games. Clifford Dela Cruz was second in scoring for Lodi with eight points, followed by Matt Vanderlans with seven points. Spencer Montiero added six.
Lodi 53, Edison 43
Raess Khan had 13 points and Jordan VanNess added nine to lead the Flames.
John Durham and Nathan Foster had seven apiece and Victor Alejandrez had six.
Jake Yarbrough netted five, Nick Padilla had four and John Rowlands added two.
Tokay 55, Bear Creek 51
Jorge Hernandez had 20 points and seven rebounds and Luka Jovic added 15 points and seven boards to lead the Tigers. Anam Akbar scored 10, Victor Netgas had four and Ramsey ElKheidi, Abder ElKheidi each had three.
Lodi 43, Edison 31
Darius Lindley had 11 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Flames. Hunter Crothers scored eight, Tyler Davis sank seven and Jake Hayes and AJ Castaneto had four. Michael Graumann had three and Cole Brooks, Derek Lamb and Chris Shoup each had two.
Lodi 49, McNair 25
Styles Schmidli (106 pounds), Dylan Crawford (120), Tucker Purdy (145) and Johnny DaTorre (152) each won by pin for the Flames.
Chad Manguso (182) won by major decision and Nathan Crawford (220) won by decision.
John Davis (126), Nick Jasperson (132) and Hector Soto (285) each won by forfeit.
Lodi 72, McNair 12
James Sunseri (132), Adrian Melendrez (138), Austin Mason (145), Fabian Jiminez (152), Cody Cullinin (170), Thomas Schmidke (182), Nathan Graves (195), Danny Rangle (220), Ryan Renteria (285), Zach Olivera Taylor (106) and Jonathan Albertson (120) each won by pin for the Flames.
Logan Goodrich (126) won by forfeit.