Clovis North High’s Jahvon Johnson scored 12 of his 21 points before halftime as North’s boys opened a 20-point first half lead and never looked back for a 109-85 victory over South in the 46th annual City/County All-Star basketball games.
Johnson was named his team’s most inspirational player after the last of four All-Star games – two boys and two girls – Saturday at Fresno City College.
“It was very fun, was just good to be out here with all the guys,” said Johnson, who will play next season at Cal State Monterey Bay. “I know everybody and stuff like that. It was just fun to play with everybody, to get up and down again. I had a great time. The chemistry on our team, just the way we moved the ball together, how we played together defensively and offensively, we played well together.”
Johnson’s former Clovis North teammate Jonah Brown scored 15 for the North, which also received 13 from Memorial’s Derek Junior and Central’s Brock Lee, 11 from Clovis East’s Trey Semien and 10 from Madera’s Ethan Richardson.
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South was led by Edison’s Ruben Parks, who scored 21 points. Hanford’s Cole Tabor and Lemoore’s Jaylunn English each added 12.
In the closest game of the four, the South girls held off North 67-62 behind 16 points from Edison’s Rodjanae Wade.
Wade, who will play at UNLV, broke out a two-point game with a hoop, foul and free throw with 8 seconds left.
North had the ball down 64-62 with 25.7 seconds left, but couldn’t convert, setting the stage for Wade, who had missed two free throws just before the play that put the score out of reach.
“I had to make up for my two missed free throws,” Wade said. “It was good.”
South also received 15 points from Edison’s Jerrene Richardson and 13 from Immanuel’s Zoe March.
Clovis West’s Aysha Kirkland scored 15 and Buchanan’s Bre Wellington 10 for North.
In the East-West boys game, Kingsburg’s Kingsley Togioka had 21 points and nine rebounds to power East’s 90-71 win.
Sierra’s Clay Ford scored 19, Selma’s Preet Bains 17 and Orosi’s Issac Lua 13 for East.
West was led by Washington’s Trae Ellsberry (21 points) and Tranquillity’s Noel Iniguez (15 points).
Orosi’s Cassidy Rodriguez (15) and Isabela Irene Jimenez (14) combined for 39 points as East rolled to a 63-37 win in the East-West girls game.
Firebaugh’s Liliana Berber, who also played in the City/County All-Star softball game, scored 11 to lead West.
Earlier in the week, long time Firebaugh boys coach Jim McCall, former Clovis West standout Joe Aiello and Sue Mahakian, a former Memorial star who went on to coach at Riverdale and Edison, were inducted into the City/County game’s Hall of Fame.
Girls soccer – Clovis North’s Nikki Crouch and Liberty-Madera Ranchos’ Raina Wristen scored North’s final two goals to carry their team to a 3-2 win during the North-South All-Star Game on Saturday at Lindsay High.
During the East-West game, Redwood’s trio of Abby Frolli, Alyssa Castillo and Brooke Crisp each scored to lead West to a 3-0 victory.
Boys soccer – Mendota High’s Danny Trejo kept on piling up points during the North-South All-Star boys soccer game.
With a goal and an assist, he earned MVP honors as the North edged South 3-2 on Friday at Lindsay High.
Trejo was the leading scorer in the Central Section last season with 115 points (49 goals and 17 assists) for the Division VI-champion Aztecs.
In the East-West boys game, Mt. Whitney’s Jaime Trujillo scored in the 12th minute for the only goal West would need in a 2-0 victory. Trujillo was named the game’s MVP.
El Diamante’s Desmond Daniel scored in the 40th minute.
Football – Lemoore’s Logan Ahlin threw two touchdown passes in the first half and Mission Oak’s Trey McJunkin tossed two in the second lead to lead West to a 28-10 victory during the East-West All-Star Game on Saturday at Golden West.
Ahlin helped West pull out to a 14-0 lead at halftime. McJunkin made it 21-0 with a touchdown pass to Lemoore’s AJ Bow in the third quarter and 28-7 with a strike to Sierra Pacific’s Deareon Williams later in the third.
East received a 17-yard touchdown pass from Eric Schwartz to Andrew Chavez, both of Woodlake, and a 29-yard field goal from Exeter’s Ryan Buchanan.
At the North-South Rotary All-Star Game on Friday, Merced’s A.J. Stewart caught two of his three touchdowns in the second half to help North pull away for a 29-7 victory at Merced’s Veterans Stadium.
Stewart, who is headed to Merced College to play basketball, finished with four catches for 162 yards, his second-half scores covering 77 and 31 yards as North broke open a 13-7 game at halftime.
The South’s lone score, which tied the score briefly at 7-7 midway through the first quarter, came on an 8-yard touchdown pass from Sanger’s Michael Castillo to Clovis’ Coltin Velasquez.
Boys volleyball – Hoover’s Blair Mason and Edison’s Nick Privett each had six kills to power a 25-23, 25-20, 25-21 City sweep during the City/County All-Star Game on Thursday at Fresno State.
Clovis West’s duo of Noah Knebel and Jacob Vander Beek each added five kills, while Bullard’s Kyle Pittman, normally an outside hitter, contributed 20 assists as a converted setter.
County received five kills and seven assists from Clovis East’s Andrew Vang, five kills from Sanger’s Travis Leutmixay, three kills and seven partial blocks from Sanger’s Manuel Lozano and five assists from Clovis East’s Jerry Yang.