Strathmore High School boys basketball won their fourth straight game with a 77-69 victory over Wonderful College Prep Academy in the second day of their Milt Stowe Holiday Classic Tuesday in Strathmore.
James Anderson led the team with 16 points, followed by Andrew Gonzalez with 14, Josue Topete with 12 and Owen Patterson with eight. The Spartans bench also combined for 27 points and were difference makers.
“This was a hard fought game by both teams tonight,” SHS head coach Justin St. Clair said. “The difference was our bench tonight. Several guys in our second and third rotations hit shots. We still need to improve our ball movement and contain better on the perimeter with our defense. Great team effort.”
Tonight, the Spartans take on Woodlake for the third game of the tournament. Game time is 5:30 p.m.
Granite Hills 55
Yvette Felipe dropped 20 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in Granite Hills 55-44 win over Fowler in Tuesday’s non-league game at home.
Also scoring for the Grizzlies was Victoria Peyron with 11 points and Shealuhn Hunter with 10.
Granite Hills had an 18-8 lead after the first quarter before Fowler came back and cut the Grizzlies’ lead to 29-21. In the third quarter Granite held Fowler to just three points and built up another 12-point lead. The Redcats were able to outscore the Grizzlies 20-14 in the fourth but it wasn’t enough.
GHHS head coach Randy Rippee said at one point the team had a 20-point lead but when he cleared his bench Fowler was able to come back some. However nine players scored and the team was able to shut down Fowler’s 6-foot-2 center.
Rippee added that he “couldn’t be happier about how the girls are playing” and that they played like a team against Fowler.
The Grizzlies are off to their best start in school history with a 9-2 overall record. The team’s next game is today at Dinuba High School against the Emperors in the Dinuba-Orosi Holiday Classic. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.
Mission Oak 0
Lindsay boys soccer defeated Mission Oak 2-0 in a non-league game Tuesday at home.
Ismael Ferreira and Ulises Lopez each scored for the Cardinals.
Monache girls soccer defeated Lemoore 6-3 in a non-league game Tuesday on the road.
Jiselle Batres, Zoe Rios and Ruby Fiori scored in the first half for the Marauders. In the second half, Rachel Clement scored once while Alexa Baez had two goals.
MHS head coach Tino Rodriguez said the defense — Mikayli Moore, Alondra Mendez & Leslie Orozco — and the midfielders played an excellent game. Freshman goalie Alyna Gonzalez also stopped a penalty shot.
Rodriguez also said it was a “very physical game” but the team played a complete game.
“I’m very pleased [with] the way we played,” Rodriguez said.
San Diego 45
Porterville College freshman Johana Reyes scored a team-high 16 points to help lead the Pirates to their first win of the season, a 55-45 victory over San Diego Mesa College on Monday in an opening-round game of the Spartan Coast Classic at MiraCosta College.
PC had lost its first eight games to open the season, but will look to build momentum towards its Central Valley Conference schedule that begins in January.
The Pirates held a narrow 26-23 lead at halftime and outscored San Diego Mesa 29-22 over the final two quarters to pull out the win.
Reyes doubled her previous season-high scoring game of eight points and added six steals, four rebounds, and three assists.
Sophomores Sierra Perez and Kathy Rodriguez both added 11 points while freshman Juliet Garcia grabbed a team-best 9 rebounds to go with 4 points.
Porterville is now 1-8 on the overall season.