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Monache High School girls tennis lost 5-4 to Mission Oak in an East Yosemite League match Monday on the road.
In singles, No. 3 Cynthia Kasis won 7-6, 6-2; No. 4 Maria Hernandez won 6-4, 6-0; and No. 6 Fayth Sirviong 7-6, 6-4. Anayeli Ramirez and Princessa Ceballos won the No. 3 doubles match 8-6.
In a close singles’ match, No. 2 Alexa Baez won her first set 7-5 but dropped the next two 6-1 and 10-7. No. 5 Sam Malone also lost a close singles match after winning her first set 6-2 but dropping the next 6-3 and 10-7.
Porterville College guard headed to Rocky Mountain College
Porterville College men's basketball standout Tayshawun Bradford has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his academic and athletic career at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana next season.
"Tayshawun is a guy we are very excited to have joining our program," said Rocky Mountain head coach Bill Dreikosen. "He is going to bring toughness, scoring ability and size to our backcourt next year. We are very impressed with Tayshawun's humble maturity on the court and in the classroom. It is hard to point out his best quality but he is definitely a high character, hard worker with excellent athleticism."
Top-seed Strathmore High School girls basketball moved one step closer to their goal by defeating the eighth-seeded Wolves of Wonderful Prep 70-21 in the quarterfinals of the CIF Central Section Division V playoffs.
Playing at home Friday night, the Spartans finally got a complete team contribution. Jazmine Soto led the way with 30 points, five rebounds, three assists and eight steals. Yvette Gutierrez had her first career double-double with13 points and 10 rebounds. along with seven steals. Joseli Gutierrez contributed 10 points, six rebounds and three steals. Sherrie Chapa played big with seven points and nine rebounds.
On Wednesday at 7 p.m., Strathmore hosts fourth-seed Corcoran in a semifinal game.
No. 4 Lindsay loses 41-24 to No. 5 Corcoran
The whirlwind, turnaround season that saw Lindsay High School boys basketball climb to the top of the East Sequoia League and Division V, came to an end Thursday in the playoffs.
The fourth-seeded Cardinals dropped their Central Section Division V quarterfinal game 41-24 to the visiting, fifth-seeded Panthers of Corcoran (20-9, 10-2 ESL).
It was an emotional loss for a team that returned six players from last year’s group that went 3-25. Led by seniors Issac Munoz and Mohamed “Moe” Kourain this season, the Cardinals (21-9, 9-3 ESL) tied for second in the ESL and earned home games for their first two playoff games.
Strathmore's Jazmine Soto set another scoring record Monday
Another month, another record broken by Strathmore High School junior Jazmine Soto.
On Monday, Soto scored 42 points in the Spartans' 63-43 girls basketball win at Corcoran High and became Tulare County and Strathmore High's all-time leading scorer with 2,258 career points.
Spartans' alum Devon Della set the county's record back in 1997 with 2,254 points.
With 749 points this season, Soto is sixth in the nation in total points scored and second in California behind Ontario Christian freshman Chloe Briggs with 860, according to MaxPreps.com and stats provided by SHS head coach Richard Miranda. In the state, Soto is also only second to Briggs in points per game with 28.8 to Briggs' 34.4.
Porterville High School girls basketball is on a five-game win streak after beating Division II Centennial of Bakersfield in the MLK Showcase at College of the Sequoias Monday.
Madison Johnson led the Div. III Panthers with 13 points and six steals. Jewelia Maniss had 11 points and a game-high nine rebounds. Nseije Ortiz had 11 points and five steals. Jazlynne Medrano finished with 12 points.
Porterville is now 20-2 on the overall season and 3-0 in the East Yosemite League. The defending EYL champions host Delano (4-14, 0-3 EYL) tonight and travel to Monache (13-4, 2-1 EYL) Friday.
Strathmore High School boys basketball defeated Sierra Pacific 67-55 in Tuesday's East Sequoia League game at home Tuesday.
The Spartans led 29-28 at halftime but scored 27 points in the third to build up their lead.
Owen Patterson led the team with 26 points and 15 rebounds. William Reece had 11 points in the second half and finished with 15 total. Jaylen Oats chipped in seven while Robert Bojorquez and Manuel Andrade had six points each.
Morgan Hunter scores 21 to lead Monache
Driving to the basket, drawing the foul and knocking down her free throws Tuesday evening was Morgan Hunter in Monache High School's 64-34 win at home over the Sunnyside Wildcats.
The freshman center scored a game-high 21 points and went 5-of-5 from the free throw line to lead the Central Section Division II Marauders (9-2).
Div. III Sunnyside's Briajanae Wheeler led her team with 19 points and played a major role in the Wildcats (5-6) leading 16-14 after the first quarter but Hunter had nine of the team's 18 points in the second quarter to give the Marauders a 32-23 lead at the half.