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Boys' basketball: 26 points, 18 rebounds, nine blocks for Kenny Wooten of Manteca

Eric Sondheimer
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Somebody at Nevada needs to double check to make sure the letter of intent signed by 6-foot-8 Kenny Wooten of Manteca is in good order, because after the performance he turned in Thursday night at Sleep Train Arena, anyone and everyone would want him.

All he did was score 26 points, making 11 of 13 shots, grab 18 rebounds and block nine shots in a 60-51 victory over Ayala in the state Division III championship game.

“He’s definitely one of the most athletic players I’ve played against,” said Ayala’s John Edgar of the Nevada-bound Wooten.

Edgar finished with 21 points and Miles President 17. Ayala (33-4) fell behind, 33-19, at halftime when it was outrebounded, 21-4. Manteca shot 70% in the first half (14 of 20). In the second half, Ayala started pressing on defense and closed to 41-38 in the fourth quarter before Wooten took over again.

“It was hard the whole game rebounding,” Edgar said.

Manteca, with players 6-8, 6-9 and 6-8, outrebounded Ayala, 45-23.

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