Taylor Van Den Berg (12 kills), Veronica Nederend (11) and Lindsey Calvin (11) all topped .555 in hitting as The Bee's Central Section top-ranked Central Valley Christian swept Immanuel 25-12, 25-12, 25-8 in the Central Sequoia League.
Hailey Smith amassed 22 kills and 26 digs, and Sydney Rigby made 51 assists as No. 4 Clovis West took over sole possession of first in the Tri-River Athletic Conference with a 19-25, 25-21, 16-25, 25-17, 15-7 win against No. 7 Clovis. The Golden Eagles, who received 17 kills and 21 digs from Nicole Otta, are 5-0 in the TRAC. The Cougars fell to 4-1.
Centennial swept Liberty-Bakersfield 3-0 in a battle of Top 10 teams.
Madison Ekezian had 37 assists, four aces and three kills to help No. 2 El Diamante down Mt. Whitney 25-11, 25-13, 25-13 in the West Yosemite League.
Jessica Luplow provided 17 kills to lead No. 8 Buchanan to a 25-15, 25-17, 18-25, 25-15 win over TRAC rival and No. 9-ranked Clovis North, which received 12 kills and 11 digs from Sabrina Winslow.
Defending Division V champion Minarets continues to close in on a second straight No. 1 playoff seeding, getting nine kills and four digs from Katie Grant while improving to 20-3 with a 25-2, 25-14, 26-24 West Sequoia League win over Parlier.
Cynthia Nguyen's 12 kills helped North Yosemite League-leading Sunnyside down Reedley 23-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-16.
BOYS WATER POLO
Senior Jerry Kittlitz, a team captain, scored five goals and Austin Fennacy made 11 saves as top-ranked Buchanan defeated No. 3 Clovis 12-5 for a TRAC sweep of the Cougars. The Bears, who beat Clovis 13-4 in the first round of league play and 8-7 in overtime in last year's D-I championship, improved to 16-1 overall and 7-0 in the league.
Matt Bravante scored seven times as No. 7 Redwood rolled past Hanford West 16-7 in the West Yosemite League.
GIRLS WATER POLO
Mary Brooks and Makayla Giannetta scored four goals each as reigning Division I champion Clovis West beat Central 13-9 in the TRAC.
Jillian Hatch delivered four goals and Cassidy Crouch starred in goal with 12 saves as Clovis blanked Buchanan 8-0.
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