The Sierra Pacific Golden Bears fast start continued on Dec. 17 with a 61-48 victory over Porterville High School in Hanford to move to 9-1 overall.

The game was tight throughout with Sierra Pacific holding a 25-24 halftime lead and a 40-39 lead after three quarters.

The Golden Bears outscored Porterville High 21-9 in the fourth quarter to pull away for the win.

Celeste Lewis had 24 points and also had 10 rebounds and seven assists to lead the way for Sierra High. Alana Roberts added 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Kylie Brasil and Cristina Avila each had nine points.

The Golden Bears will compete in the West Coast Jamboree starting on Dec. 27 in San Francisco. They open the tournament against Cosumnes Oaks. Sierra Pacific returns home to play Kingsburg High on Jan. 3.

Boys Basketball

The Sierra Pacific boys basketball team suffered their first loss of the season on Dec. 17 with a 59-47 loss to Kingsburg High School.

The Golden Bears are 6-1 overall and will play Le Grand High School today in the first round of the Madera South Classic.


The Hanford West boys soccer team earned their first win of the season with a 4-3 victory over Kingsburg High School on Dec. 17 in Kingsburg. It was the Central Sequoia League opener for both schools.

Jonathan Caro scored two goals for the Huskies, while Andres Perez and Fidel Arellano each had one goal.

Hanford West will play Hanford High on Friday, Dec. 21, before returning to CSL play on Jan. 4 against Selma High School.

The huskies girls soccer team fell to Kingsburg High 5-0 on Dec. 17. They will play Hanford High School on Friday, Dec. 21.

College Roundup

Bree Alvarez, former Lemoore High standout, had 21 points to help lead the Fresno Pacific women’s basketball team to a 77-74 win over Point Loma University on Dec. 17 in Fresno. The Sunbirds are currently 8-3 overall and 4-1 in the Pac West Conference.

Kate McClard, former Hanford High standout, had three points. The Sunbirds will play an exhibition game against Fresno State University on Saturday, Dec. 29 at the Save Mart Center.

Janelle Sumilong, former Hanford High standout, has helped lead the College of Sequoias women’s basketball team to a 13-2 record to start the 2018-19 season. Sumilong is second on the team averaging 13.4 points per game. She also averages four rebounds and three assists.

Sumilong had 15 points in a 94-62 COS victory over San Mateo Colelge on Dec. 15. COS will play Chabot College on Jan. 4.

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