Two former Hanford locals helped lead the College of Sequoias women’s basketball team to a first round upset. The Giants, led by former Sierra Pacific standout Celeste Lewis and Hanford High standout Sapphire Jones, defeated No. 1 seed Mt. San Antonio 69-66 in the first round of the CCCAA Basketball Championships on March 10 at Golden Eagles Arena at West Hills College-Lemoore.
Lewis ended the game with 21 points and three steals, while Jones finished with 18 points and eight rebounds.
The Giants advanced to the Final Four where they faced off against Sierra College. The Giants held a 14-13 lead after the first quarter of play, before Sierra College outscored College of Sequoias 25-16 in the second quarter. Sierra College held of COS in the second half to win the game 67-53.