Jessica Staicer and Lindsey Dovali scored as fifth-seeded Clovis opened the Central Section Division I playoffs with a 2-0 win over No. 12 Bakersfield, earning a Thursday quarterfinal against No. 4 Stockdale. The top four seeds in the division all had first-round byes. Maria Orozco's goal in the 15th minute sent No. 7 Tulare past No. 10 Clovis East 1-0. The Redskins advance to face No. 2 Bullard. Top-seeded Central will face No. 9 Centennial after the Golden Hawks beat No. 8 Clovis North on penalty kicks.
Denisse Aguirre scored 10 minutes into the second half to break a 1-1 tie as fifth-seeded Sanger beat No. 12 El Diamante 2-1 in D-II. The Apaches will face No. 13 Edison, a 4-2 winner in PK's over No. 4 Lemoore. Daisy Jimenez scored on a rebound off the goalkeeper in the first overtime period as No. 11 Madera South upset No. 6 Mt. Whitney 1-0. The Stallions advance to face No. 3 Garces.
Melissa Flores tied it early in the second half and Cheyenne Watts' goal in the first of two 10-minute OT periods was the difference as No. 14 Fresno upset No. 3 Bakersfield Christian 2-1 in D-IV. D.J. Ortiz assisted on both goals for the Warriors, who will play at No. 11 Exeter, a 2-1 winner over No. 6 South, in the quarterfinals.
Edison and Bullard set the stage for a County/Metro Athletic Conference showdown with easy wins. The No. 5 Tigers got 23 points from Brittany Sims in a 55-23 win over Memorial. The No. 6 Knights got 21 from Aarion McDonald in a 68-40 win over Madera. Edison is up one on Bullard heading into Thursday's 7:30 p.m. game at Bullard.
Michelle Brown gave Hoover the lead with 47 seconds left and made a steal with 9 seconds remaining in a 50-47 win over Fresno that knocked the Warriors out of a three-way tie with the Patriots and Sunnyside for first in the North Yosemite League. Brown had 11 points and 10 rebounds. Dez Harding had 24 points for Fresno.
Central Sequoia League champion and section No. 9 Selma won its ninth straight and likely sewed up D-III's top seed, getting 15 points from Amanda Carlson in a 56-45 defeat of Central Valley Christian.
Shakor Major's 12th straight double-double (27 points, 11 boards) in D-IV No. 1 Washington's 68-61 win over Sierra clinched at least a share of the North Sequoia League title and give Panthers coach Tony Petersen his 300th career win. Sierra, which falls a game behind Washington with one to play, got 28 points from Brent Smith.
Kane Cooper scored six of his 15 points in the second overtime as Selma topped Central Valley Christian 62-58 to clinch at least a share of the CSL title. CVC's Austin Moons forced OT with two free throws with 0.4 seconds left in regulation and his 3-pointer with 31 seconds left forced the second extra session.
The final two of Evan Gonzalez's 15 points in the closing seconds lifted Fowler over Riverdale 50-48 in the West Sequoia League.
Anthony Zataray's jumper with 8 seconds left lifted Coalinga past Mendota 48-47 to secure the outright West Sierra League title.
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