Brooke Johnson scored 19 of her 25 points in the first half as The Bee's top-ranked Hanford mounted a 33-18 lead in a 73-46 West Yosemite win at Lemoore. It was the Bullpups' 90th consecutive conference win, tying Corcoran (1993-2002) for second best all time in the Central Section, according to historian Bob Barnett. The record is 97 by Memorial under coach Mary Brown (1972-82). It also set up Hanford's WYL showdown Thursday at Redwood, which coasted 50-27 at Mt. Whitney behind 14 points from Alijah Turner and Jasmine Black.
Yosemite, the former D-III power that now could have the goods to make a run at the D-II title, received 21 points from senior guard Sierra Dominici in a 51-25 North Sequoia League victory at Washington.
Firebaugh, behind Josh Allen's 26 points at home, delivered an 82-59 West Sierra League win over Tranquillity in coach Jim McCall's 1,000th career coaching game.
Second-ranked Clovis West gathered additional steam for a Tri-River Athletic Conference first-place showdown Friday at No. 3 Clovis East by crushing Buchanan 78-51 as Stacey Leggett and Jakari McClain scored 24 and 22 points. Clovis East, tied with the Golden Eagle atop the league at 3-0, routed Clovis North 74-49.
Tyquan Neal scored seven of his 17 points in the first quarter as No. 4 Edison bolted to a 20-8 lead en route to a 61-44 win over Madera in a matchup of 2-0 County/Metro Athletic Conference teams.
Jalonni McCorvey scored 10 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter as North Yosemite League defending champion Sunnyside closed with a 20-15 rush at home to upset Roosevelt 69-62. The Rough Riders had arrived 17-5 overall and 2-0 in the league. The Wildcats were 7-10 and 0-2. No. 10 Fresno took over sole possession of first place in the NYL with a 66-39 rout of McLane behind Daryl Edwards' 16 points and Angel Ortiz's 13.
Brian Scott scored 20 points as Fresno Christian remained unbeaten in the West Sequoia League with an 85-55 win over Riverdale, which received 30 points from Jonathon Moreno.
Jesus Paz and Dylan Rusconi pumped in two goals apiece as No. 1 Central rolled past Clovis East 6-0 and remained tied atop of the TRAC with No. 3 Clovis North, which got goals from Will Bishop and David Omi in a 2-1 win over No. 6 Buchanan.
Jonathan Navarro scored in the fourth minute of overtime to lift the No. 8 and CMAC-leading Bullard over Edison 2-1. Fourth-ranked Madera remained a game back of the Knights in the league title race, getting a goal from Juan Marin in the 97th minute for a 1-0 overtime win against Madera South.
Rigo Torres scored twice as D-III No. 1-ranked Selma remained on top of the Central Sequoia League with a 3-0 shutout of Dinuba.
Juliet Olsen's goal lifted North Sequoia League-leading Liberty-Madera Ranchos to a 1-0 win over second-place Sierra, which is ranked first in D-V.
Diana Raudales and Yazmine Aguirre each scored four times as West Sequoia League-leading Caruthers routed Fowler 10-2.
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