HANFORD — Hanford West got back to its winning ways and snapped its three-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory on Tuesday.
The Huskies won 25-11, 20-25, 25-19 and 25-21 over rival Hanford and gave themselves some cushion in third place in the West Yosemite League.
Hanford West (24-7, 6-4 WYL) got out to a flying start before Hanford answered in the second set. From there, the next two sets were close, but the Huskies pulled it out as they usually do in tight matches.
Huskies senior Madison Sousa had a night with 20 kills, four kills and 13 digs — all team-highs. Mary Schoals, Taylor Gomez and Shelby Perez, all juniors, combined for 19 kills. Gomez and Schoals each also had a block.
When it came to ball handling, Aissa Perico and Ashlyn Dunn led the way. Perico had 21 assists and Dunn had 13 assists.
Hanford West’s junior varsity team won 2-0, while the freshman team lost 0-2.
Hanford West had an away match at Mt. Whitney (16-17, 3-6 WYL) on Wednesday. Hanford (4-18, 0-11 WYL) has its next match at home against Mt. Whitney on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Girls water polo
LEMOORE — The Lemoore girls water polo team earned its second league victory against second-place Mt. Whitney on Tuesday.
The last time these two teams faced off on Sept. 21, Mt. Whitney won handily 12-4.
But it wasn’t the same story as Lemoore defended its home pool with a 9-7 win on Tuesday.
Lemoore (10-17, 2-7 WYL) and Mt. Whitney (8-11, 6-3 WYL) were close throughout the entire match with the Tigers leading 3-2 after the first quarter and 4-3 at the half.
The teams combined for seven goals in the third and Lemoore entered the fourth leading 8-6 before both teams slowed down and were only able to score once each.
Lemoore’s Charlotte Aguilar and Sammantha Costa led the team with three goals each and Aguilar also added a team-high five steals and won all four of her sprints. Melyssa Costa scored a goal and had four steals, while drawing a team-high three exclusions.
Lemoore has an away match today versus El Diamante (10-11, 6-3 WYL) at 7:30 p.m.