Prep highlights for 2/21

The Fresno BeeFebruary 21, 2014 

Darcy Emmons scored with 5 minutes left in the first half to put top-seeded Clovis North ahead for good, and added the punctuating goal in the 76th minute as the Broncos downed No. 8 Clovis West 4-1 in the quarterfinals of the Central Section Division I playoffs. Clovis West will host No. 5 Bullard on Wednesday in a semifinal. Mariah Montoya got fouled in the box, then got up and converted the penalty kick 2 minutes into the second half as No. 3 Central beat No. 11 Clovis 1-0 in D-I. The Grizzlies play at No. 2 Buchanan next. Amanda Schoonover scored with 4 minutes left in the second OT as Bullard beat No. 4 Liberty 1-0 in D-I.

Allison Saether made two big saves in the final 2 minutes and Juliet Olsen scored twice to power No. 5 Liberty over No. 4 Porterville 2-0 in D-III. The Hawks move on to play No. 1 Central Valley Christian.

Samantha Olivera had a hat trick as No. 4 Strathmore downed No. 5 Caruthers 5-2 in D-IV. The Spartans face No. 1 Bakersfield Christian.

Amanda Espindola's goal in the 28th minute sent No. 12-seeded Washington into the D-V semifinals after a 1-0 win over No. 4 Frazier Mountain. The Panthers face No. 1 Sierra next.


Clovis advanced 13 to the semifinals — including defending state 285-pound champion Nick Nevills — and kept all 14 of its wrestlers alive while taking a 193.5-141.5 edge over Buchanan on the first day of the Yosemite Divisionals at East Bakersfield. Wrestling continues Saturday at 9 a.m.

Dinuba got eight into the semifinals — including state No. 12-ranked 160-pounder Michael Wright — to take the first-day lead at the Sequoia/Sierra Divisionals. The Emperors, who are hosting the tournament, lead Firebaugh 145.5-112.


Edison capped a historical 10-0 march through the County/Metro Athletic Conference, getting 14 points each from Addie Curtis and Diezja Harris in a 65-38 win over Bullard. The Tigers have won 14 consecutive league titles -- a Central Section record, according to historian Bob Barnett. They had been tied with Memorial at 13 straight. Edison has won seven of the championships under coach Will Harris, the section's fourth-winningest (394-288) girls basketball.

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