An unusual, late January Saturday for section basketball will deliver high-profile games at Hanford and Clovis East.
At Hanford, the 19-3 Bullpups girls will oppose Oak Ridge-El Dorado Hills (18-2) at 6 p.m. in a matchup of Cal-Hi Sports' Nos. 9 and 6 teams in the state.
Hanford is also No. 3 in D-II and Oak Ridge of the Sac-Joaquin Section is No. 3 in D-I.
The game will feature two of the state's premier guards in Bullpups junior Madison Parrish, who has committed to Fresno State, and Trojans senior Sara James (Stanford).
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At Clovis East, the Timberwolves' 18-5 boys will take on Buchanan (15-4) in a Tri-River Athletic Conference showdown matching the section's Nos. 1 and 2 teams at 7:30 p.m.
They're also each 3-0 in the league, which Buchanan has never won in the TRAC's 13-year history. Clovis East is the defending champion.
And, much like the Hanford-Oak Ridge game, this one will showcase outstanding backcourts, led by the Timberwolves' Robert Sandoval and the Bears' Jackson Carbajal.
The contest was moved back a day because of a gym conflict involving a band review at Clovis East.