Tiffany Smith scored 22 points, hitting five 3-pointers, and Desiree Harding added 18 as Fresno High rolled past Mission Oak 52-26 for the Immanuel Tournament title Saturday night in Reedley.
The Warriors (12-3) didn’t allow the Hawks any shot at avenging last month’s 48-40 Fresno win at the Selma Tournament, taking command from the start and going into halftime ahead by 16.
In the third-place game, Immanuel beat Mendota 54-32, taking control with a dominant second quarter as the Eagles built a 27-17-halftime lead on the Aztecs. Samantha Swan had 18 points and Krystale Gutierrez 13 to lead the Eagles.
McLane’s Emily Mendoza scored 11 of her game-high 22 points in the first quarter as the Highlanders ran past Dinuba 62-27 for fifth.
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Buchanan wins Kiwanis girls basketball crown
Jaiden Jones, a sophomore forward, scored 10 points and was named tournament MVP while leading host Buchanan to a 46-35 win over Central for the title of the Old Town Clovis Kiwanis New Year’s Classic.
Loren Pino and Jennnae Mayberry were also named All-Tournament for the Bears. Randazia Jones and Daja Roebuck made all-tourney for Central.
Centennial beats Selma for boys tourney title
Josh Melton made four 3-pointers on his way to 20 points and tournament MVP Malcolm Johnson added 11 rebounds before fouling out with 6:29 remaining to lead Centennial past host Selma 62-40 in the championship game of the third annual Jesse Lujan Memorial Tournament.
The Bears (11-4) stood little chance, falling behind 14-5 after one quarter. Anoop Grewal had 16 points to lead Selma (11-4).
Elsewhere, Caruthers cruised by Tulare 54-42 by way of Brandon Waltrip’s 31-point performance. Trevor Hooper and Prentice Thomas scored 25 and 20 points, respectively, as Washington beat Kingsburg 75-65.
Coalinga’s Fernando Dominguez scored 30 points, on a school-record 10 3-pointers, in the Horned Toads’ 71-35 rout over Yosemite.
Scholarships ranging from $200-$500 were awarded to Centennial’s Jacob Woody, Tulare’s Abram Lyons, McLane’s Arakai Hannah and the Selma duo of Nick Huante and John Moreno.
Late goal spares Buchanan
Viktor Dohlberg scored the tying goal with 3 minutes left in Buchanan’s nonleague match with Roosevelt and the game was called early because of bad air quality.
The Rough Riders (5-3-2) were ahead 2-1 on goals from Mario Pavon and Luis Quintero, before Dohlberg’s equalizer. The Bears are 8-1-1.