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Hanford High girls hoops move to 5-0

Hanford guard Alyssa Chapman goes up for a layup during a non-league game against Bullard on Tuesday. Chapman had 16 points and seven rebounds and Hanford won 63-33 to move to a perfect 5-0 on the season.

FRESNO — The Bullpups continue to roll as they’ve started the season a perfect 5-0 with a convincing 63-33 victory over Bullard on Tuesday.

Alyssa Chapman led the Bullpups with 16 points, seven rebounds and one assist. Sapphire Jones scored 14 points and grabbed five boards, while Tinisha Edwards added eight points, six rebounds and had a team-high seven steals. Michaela Young had seven points, seven rebounds and six steals.

Hanford led early and limited the Knights to four points in the first quarter. The Bullpups had a 31-16 advantage at halftime.

The Bullpups (5-0) face TRAC opponent Buchanan (4-2) on Friday at home at 6 p.m.

Boys Basketball

HANFORD — Lemoore earned its fourth win of the season with a 70-53 blowout victory on Tuesday.

The Tigers (4-1) took down the Huskies (0-2) at home and have gotten off to a good start for a second year in a row. Last season the Tigers began the season 5-1.

Lemoore led 36-26 at halftime as they held Hanford West to 11 points in the first quarter. The Huskies closed the gap to eight entering the fourth quarter, but the Tigers pulled away as they outscored them 21-12 over the final eight minutes.

Lemoore has its next game on Dec. 13 against Nipomo (3-4) in the SLO Boys Basketball Challenge. Hanford West plays again on Friday against Roosevelt (1-1) at home at 7 p.m.

Boys Soccer

HANFORD — Hanford West played to a 1-1 tie on Tuesday against Avenal.

Each team scored a goal in the second half and neither were able to score over the final two overtime periods.

The Huskies are now 0-3-1 on the season and face Riverdale (5-2, 1-0 WSL) on Friday at 9:50 a.m. in the Lindsay Tournament.

Girls Soccer

AVENAL — The Huskies dominated in a 7-0 drubbing over Avenal on Tuesday.

Myrka Madrigal led the Huskies with two goals and other scores coming from Alexis Martinez, Alicia Gonzales, Alyssa Yrigollen, Brooklyn Beigel, Mackenzie Escalera and Perria Edmond.

The Huskies (2-2-1) scored five goals in the first half — their most in a half this season. Martinez, Yrigollen and Escalera all had one assist.

Hanford West will face Dinuba (1-1) in a road game next Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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Noe Garcia can be reached at (559) 583-2431 or ngarcia@hanfordsentinel.com. Follow Noe on Twitter at @noecarlosgarcia.

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