STOCKTON – Weston Ranch showed up at the gym intent on applying pressure from the opening tip-off. And it didn’t take long for Cosumnes Oaks to wilt.

The Cougars held the Wolfpack to just 15 points in the first half and won 62-49 on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the McDonald’s Classic at Edison High’s Taggart Gymnasium. It wasn’t much of a contest, as Weston Ranch (4-1) led by more than 20 points for much of the game.

Cougars head coach Chris Teevan said the game plan was clear from the start, and the Cougars executed.

“We started off physical, fast, confident and decisive,” Teevan said. “Philosophically, we have eight or nine dudes that we really want to get minutes on the court, so we really want to play them in three or four minute spurts.

“We just want the game sped up.”

The pressure defense certainly took the starch out of the Wolfpack (2-1), who were never really able to get their offense going in the first half. Cosumnes Oaks trailed 38-15 at the intermission.

“(The defense) bothered them a lot,” said Weston Ranch player Devin Small. “We were able to execute. We put on the pressure, and they started throwing the ball around, so we were able to generate offense off of it.”

Cosumnes Oaks coach Jersit Roberts said the pressure certainly affected his team, but it was good for the Wolfpack to see that style of play this early in the season.

“It’s the first game that we faced massive pressure like that,” Roberts said. “I want guys to play their game and handle pressure like that, so it’s good that we got a taste of it early. They kept it on us, just the physical play. They just put a body on us.”

Small led the Cougars with 15 points, and Mi’Son Colton had 12.

Donte Irving had 11 points for the Wolfpack.

Edison 53, Modesto 51

Treyvon Breckenridge scored 20 points for the host Vikings (5-3) to lead them to a quarterfinal victory. Joseph Perez had 19 points for the Panthers (2-3).

Lodi 61, Cordova 51

Colton Stout scored 18 points for the Flames (2-4), who scored 22 points in the first quarter. Matt Nickel had 14 points and Chase Shafter had 11 for Lodi. Johnele Sanders had 21 points for the Lancers (1-6)

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