December 29, 2011 11:43 PM
Xavier Jones' 14 points paced Dinuba to a 53-44 win over Orosi for the Woodlake Tournament title.
Jovante Packard and Daniel Johnson scored 16 points apiece to lead Hoover over Laguna Creek 58-50 and into the championship game of the Whitney Winter Classic in Rocklin.
Central Valley Christian plays Clovis East today for the consolation title of the Modesto Christian tournament after Grant Verhoeven's 20 points and 18 rebounds led a 74-67 win over University-San Francisco.
All-tournament selection Charlie Thompson had 22 points as Clovis West beat Bishop Diego 68-46 for third place at the Santa Barbara Holiday Classic.
- El Diamante will play for its first Polly Wilhelmsen Invitational title tonight after getting 26 points from Cameron Peck in a 59-44 semifinal win over Lemoore. The Miners will face Mt. Whitney, which beat Mission Oaks 66-51 behind Will Nelson's 25 points. The Pioneers haven't won the Polly in 21 years. Tipoff is at 7:45 p.m. at Mt. Whitney.
- Tournament MVP Tanya Valdez scored 13 points as Redwood defeated Lemoore 57-46 for the Tulare Mid-winter Showcase title.
- Nationally No. 6-ranked Clovis is part of the 32-team field -- including 13 others ranked in the InterMat Fab 50 -- at The Clash X in Rochester, Minn. The Cougars -- led by nationally ranked wrestlers in Daniel Gaytan (No. 19 at 126), Zach Nevills (No. 4 at 170) and Nick Nevills (No. 4 at 285) -- open the dual meet tourney today against Anoka (Minn.).