Trinity Ramirez

Porterville College's Trinity Ramirez, center, goes after a loose ball during a game against Merced College, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at Porterville College.

Porterville College women's basketball lost their 10th-straight game Wednesday in a 100-31 loss to Merced in the Central Valley Conference season-opener at home.

Trinity Ramirez led the team with nine points.

Merced (12-5, 1-0 CVC) is currently ranked No. 10 in the state and No. 4 in the Northern California Region.

The Lady Pirates (2-15, 0-1 CVC) are back to action next Wednesday, Jan. 15, when they travel to West Hills-Lemoore (4-12) for a 5 p.m. game.

MEN'S BASKETBALL

Porterville 79

Merced 55

Porterville College men's basketball defeated Merced 79-55 in Wednesday's Central Valley Conference season-opener at home.

Dustin Henderson led the team with 22 points, Dominic King had 18, Tayshawun Bradford had 16 and Kenton Lei had 11.

The Pirates (8-7, 1-0 CVC) host Columbia (14-0) Saturday at 6 p.m. for their next game. Columbia is currently ranked fourth in the state.

GIRLS SOCCER

Lindsay 6

Granite Hills 0

Lindsay High School girls soccer defeated Granite Hills 6-0 at home in Wednesday's East Sequoia League game.

Isabella Duran led the team with three goals while Jimena Magana, Maria Rangel and Lesly Villanueva scored one apiece.

Strathmore 2

Farmersville 1

Strathmore High School girls soccer defeated Farmersville 2-1 in Wednesday's East Sequoia League game at home.

Lia Charles scored both goals for the Spartans.

Tulare Western 2

Porterville 0

Porterville High School's girls soccer lost 2-0 to Tulare Western in Wednesday's East Yosemite League game on the road.

On the game, PHS head coach Jacob Rivas said, “I feel we made some great strides today. The girls did a good job of communicating and covering for each other.

Mission Oak 2

Monache 1

Monache High School girls soccer lost 2-1 to Mission Oak in overtime of Wednesday's East Yosemite League game at home. The Hawks goal came on a penalty kick during the second overtime.

“We played a good physical game,” MHS head coach Tino Rodriguez said. “Alyna (Gonzalez) had a excellent game with some amazing saves. Mission Oak scored in the (first) 10 minutes. Then Alexa Baez equalized 10 minutes later off a free kick by Zoe (Rios). I was very proud how we played. Especially the overtime periods. We just had a questionable call that went against (us) in that last period of overtime. But we continue to go forward.”

BOYS BASKETBALL

Strathmore 77

Woodlake 62

Strathmore High School boys basketball beat Woodlake 77-62 in Wednesday's East Sequoia League game at home. The Spartans led 34-29 at the half.

Owen Patterson led the team with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Manuel Andrade had 13 points while Jaylen Oats, Trace Pugh and William Reece had eight each.

SHS head coach Justin St. Clair said the the third quarter was key for the team with Patterson scoring 10 of the team's 28 points in the third.

“Defensively we were pretty good during this stretch,” St. Clair said. “Andrade and Oats hit big buckets for us. Another solid second half for Pugh.”

The Spartans are now 2-0 in league and 13-4 overall. They'll play Farmersville on the road Friday.

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