Justin Lea scored 17 points as Central (8-1) beat Notre Dame-Sherman Oaks 73-56 at the Modesto Holiday Classic.
Aaric Armstead scored 29 points as Bullard (11-1) downed North-Torrance 78-67 at the Sea Hawk Classic in Redondo Beach. That set up a meeting with state power Bishop Montgomery-Torrance today.
Keonta Vernon and William Stallworth scored 25 and 18 points, respectively, as Polly Wilhelmsen Invitational favorite Tulare opened the 61st event with a 65-41 rout of Selma. The Redskins advance to a 6 p.m. quarterfinal at the Redwood gym against El Diamante, which beat Central Section defending Division IV champion Washington 54-38.
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In a duel of senior guards, Monache's Elijah Olais scored 20 points and Bakersfield Christian's Tyler Harris countered with 31, but the Marauders managed to hold on for a 61-59 victory over Bakersfield Christian in the best opening-day game of the Polly. Monache is the defending champion.
Jordan Maquinalez scored 29 points as 2010 Polly runner-up Tulare Western bolted to a 43-26 lead after three quarters and held on for a 61-54 win over Hanford West.
Shon Cunningham and Kendal McCrary scored 14 and 13 points, respectively, leading five Lemoore players in double figures, as the Tigers' depth overcame Chris Sterling's 35 points in an 81-72 Polly win over Delano.
Jessica Newman scored 25 points as Clovis North overcame a 20-point deficit to defeat Maria Carrillo-Santa Rosa 51-50 at the Seaside Sweet 16 Tournament.
Millikan-Long Beach, down 25-12 after a quarter, edged Hanford 53-52 at the Orange County Championships at Edison-Long Beach despite 17 points, 10 rebounds and five steals from Bayli McClard.
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