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KINGSBURG - The Kingsburg girls basketball team stayed atop of the Central Sequoia League standings after a 53-43 win over Hanford West on Jan. 22.

It was the Vikings sixth-straight win, which improved Kingsburg to 18-5 overall and 8-0 in CSL play.

After an 11-0 run to start the first quarter, the Vikings would lead throughout the entire game.

Kingsburg’s largest lead of the night would be 18 points, which occurred twice during the second and third quarters.

The Vikings had two double-digit scoring performances from Maddy Reed and Maddie Alves. Reed scored a game-high 24 points while Alves scored 10 points.

Kingsburg will look to remain in first place in the CSL when the girls host Central Valley Christian tonight at 6 p.m. After, the Vikings will play at Exeter on Friday and will hold its senior night against Selma on Feb. 5.

Selma girls keep pace in CSL

SELMA - The Selma girls basketball team improved to 8-1 in Central Sequoia League play after a 78-39 home win over Hanford West on Jan. 24.

It was a game the Bears led throughout including a 23-2 lead at the end of the first quarter. As a team, Selma out rebounded the Huskies 46-20.

The Bears had three players that scored in double-digits, who were Rachel Vieira (23 points), Clarissa Moreno (13 points), and Yesenia Sanchez (12 points).

Vieira shot 9-of-13 for a field goal percentage of 69.2 and went a perfect 4-for-4 from beyond the arc. Along with her 23 points, the senior added four steals and five rebounds.

Moreno (5-of-9, 55.5 percent) and Sanchez (6-of-11, 54.5 percent) each had solid shooting nights for the Bears. Along with her 12 points, Sanchez recorded a double-double with 15 rebounds.

On Jan. 26, the Bears defeated the Durham Trojans of the Northern Section at the Mission Oak showcase. Vieira, Moreno, and Sanchez each recorded a double-double against the Trojans. Veira’s double-double included scoring 15 points and 11 steals. Moreno scored 15 points with 10 rebounds while Sanchez recorded 10 points with 10 rebounds. Selma improved to 22-3 overall after the victory.

The Bears will host its senior night against Immanuel tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Kingsburg boys earn nonleague win

MADERA - The Kingsburg boys basketball team defeated Madera High 70-68 in a nonleague game on the road on Jan. 24.

A box score of the game wasn’t provided.

The win came two days after the Vikings fell 78-73 to Hanford West in CSL action on the road.

Kingsburg had four double-digit scorers against the Huskies. Nate Towsley scored a team-high 16 points, followed by 14 from Logan Byrum, 12 from Jose Martinez, and 11 from Colby Charles.

Currently, Kingsburg is 10-12 overall and 3-5 in CSL play.

Up next for the Vikings is a road matchup against CVC tonight at 7:30 p.m. On Friday, Kingsburg will host its senior night against Exeter before concluding the regular season at Selma on Feb. 5.

Selma boys remain winless in CSL

HANFORD- The Selma boys basketball dropped its 10th straight game after a 83-61 loss to Hanford West on Jan. 24.

After the loss, the Bears dropped to 5-19 overall and 0-9 in CSL play. A box score of the game wasn’t provided.

On Jan. 26, Selma broke that 10-game losing streak after defeating Reedley 66-60 in nonleague matchup on the road. A box score of that game wasn’t provided.

The Bears have two games left this season including road matchup against Immanuel tonight and a home game against Kingsburg on Feb. 5.

Kingsburg finishes 2nd in CSL tourney

DINUBA - The Kingsburg wrestling team placed second at the CSL Dual Championship tournament at Dinuba High School on Jan. 23.

The Vikings went 3-1 in the tourney with its only loss coming against Selma, who went undefeated in the tourney. Kingsburg fell to the Bears 42-24.

Outside of the Selma matchup, Kingsburg dominated in its three wins starting with a 51-27 victory over Exeter.

The Vikings other wins included a 53-24 victory over Dinuba and a 76-0 shutout over Hanford West.

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Jeremiah Martinez can be reached at 559-583-2413 or jmartinez@hanfordsentinel.com

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