Alex Fertig had 18 points as Buchanan, The Bee's No. 2-ranked Central Section team, beat Clovis 70-49 to set up Saturday's 7:30 p.m. duel for first place at fellow 3-0 Tri-River Athletic Conference team and No. 1-ranked Clovis East. A gym conflict has forced the showdown to be moved back a day from Friday.
Brandon Bill hit five 3-pointers and scored 17 points as Sierra defeated Liberty-Madera Ranchos 69-47. Rich Tesmer with 12 points was one of three Clovis North players to reach double figures and the Broncos used a 16-9 scoring edge in the final quarter to top Reedley 51-48 Tuesday.
Jason Carmichael had 12 rebounds to go with his 22 points as Mt. Whitney topped Redwood 70-63 in a meeting of crosstown and West Yosemite League rivals.
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Madison Parrish had seven steals and 17 assists and Bayli McClard had 23 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks in No. 1-ranked Hanford's 101-37 victory over rival Lemoore.