Playing before a packed crowd, the Clovis West girls basketball team handled the nation's scoring leader Destiny Littleton and the rest of Bishop's team from La Jolla with ease en route to a 73-31 victory Tuesday. How did the Golden Eagles do that? A specific defensive scheme and contributions from many players helped the Golden Eagles advance to the CIF Southern California Regional championship. - Bryant-Jon Anteola, The Fresno Bee
The Fresno High boys basketball team is the North Yosemite League champion after a 69-57 win against Sunnyside. It's the first league title under coach Carvell Wafer, with the Warriors (20-7, 8-0) looking to finish undefeated in NYL play ahead of the Central Section playoffs.
Having dominated the Central Section often in the past 36 seasons, the Clovis West girls basketball team has started the 2016-2017 campaign nationally ranked and taking on some of the best competition the country for its nonconference schedule. Seniors Bre'yanna Sanders and Megan Anderson discuss the challenges of taking on the nation's elite and why Clovis West girls basketball deserves to be considered among the top teams in the country. -- Andy Boogaard, The Fresno Bee