High school basketball: Flames open boys and girls playoffs with play-in victory

Feb. 13—Both of Lodi's varsity basketball teams passed their first test in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs, winning their play-in games on Monday.

The Lodi boys and girls were both seeded No. 14 in their respective Division I brackets. The Flames' boys beat No. 19 Downey of Modesto 65-48, while the Flames' girls squad defeated No. 19 Gregori 64-42.

In the boys game, Noah Rivera led Lodi with 23 points, whil eGiuseppe Guidi added 19, Ryan marini had nine, Tyler Carson had six, Nathan Morse and Drew Tetz had three points each, and Sean Tetz had two.

The Lodi boys (18-11) will hit the road tonight to play No. 3 Rocklin (26-2). In the girls bracket, Lodi (17-10) will play at No. 3 Oak Ridge (17-10).