Clovis News: Sports

Highlights from Feb. 17

BOYS BASKETBALL

Dilpreet Thind scored 14 points to help Caruthers win its first West Sequoia League title in five seasons. Thind had three 3-pointers to extend his Central Section career record to 290. He passed the previous mark of 262 by Foothill's Ronnie Wright with seven 3s against Fowler in January.

Sierra, down 46-39 with 4:30 remaining, received a combined 10-of-13 free throw shooting from senior Brandon Bill and sophomore Derek Austrum to win 55-53 at home against Washington, tying the Panthers atop the North Sequoia League standings with a game left. Austrum, fouled on a 3-point attempt, made all three free throws for a 49-47 lead. The Chieftains, top-ranked in D-IV, will host Chowchilla on Friday while Washington will close at home against Liberty.

Juniors Ryan Yriarte (29 points, 10 rebounds), Shawn Demmbers (22-16) and Kevin Schofield (12-11) each produced double-doubles as visiting Dos Palos defeated Tranquillity 81-66 in the NSL.

Rodney Webster scored 27 points as Hanford West held on to hopes of earning a piece of its first West Yosemite League title by coasting past El Diamante 69-46. The Huskies, who closed league play at 10-2, trail Lemoore (10-1), which will host Hanford tonight.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Junior Robyn Draper scored 21 points and sophomore Mahagony May added 19 as Memorial clinched the outright North Yosemite League title with a 64-53 win at McLane.

Ashley Barone made a 3-pointer from the left wing with a second remaining in double overtime as No. 6 Buchanan escaped with a 75-72 Tri-River Athletic Conference victory at Clovis East. Elise Krieghoff and Brittaney Allison scored 18 and 17 points for the Bears, and Nina Gregory had 25 for the Timberwolves.

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