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Basketball roundup: Clovis North boys fall, CVC teams advance

The eighth-seeded Broncos became the first team this postseason to avoid being the victim of the fourth-quarter running clock mercy rule, but they weren't able to stop the state's top-ranked Division II team Lincoln-San Diego who routed Clovis North 71-49 and stopped them from moving on in the CIF Southern California Regionals.

The Hornets (31-1) jumped out to a 21-10 first quarter lead and never looked back, riding Norman Powell's 24 points.

Clovis North (23-12) got 18 points from Ethan Lenox.

Central Valley Christian 81, JSerra-San Juan Capistrano 69: The fifth-seeded Cavaliers (29-3) set a school record for wins in a season while advancing to the D-IV Regional semifinals for the first time in school history with an overtime victory over the Lions (16-15).

Grant Verhoeven had 32 points, 20 rebounds and four blocks.

CVC, which outscored JSerra 16-4 in overtime, advances to face top-seeded Oaks Christian-Westlake (25-7) at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Girls basketball

Central Valley Christian 67, Poly-Pasadena 52: The D-V third-seeded Cavaliers (25-2) won their 22nd straight, getting 21 points, three assists and three rebounds from Kacie Van Hofwegen against the No. 6 Panthers (27-4).

CVC will travel to second-seeded Santa Clara-Oxnard (27-6) for a 7 p.m. Saturday game.

Canyon Springs-Moreno Valley 73, Hanford 64: The Bullpups had a 42-40 third-quarter lead and received 25 points from Madison Parrish but fell to a team led by three major college recruits in a D-I game.

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