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Sports Roundup: Bullpups eclipse century mark in rout

HANFORD — Hanford had seven players finish in double figures, hit 12 3-pointers and secured its largest win in more than a decade with a 116-10 home victory over West Yosemite League opponent Mt. Whitney on Wednesday.

Corin Camara led the Bullpups (12-4, 2-0 WYL) with a game-high 20 points, Tinisha Edwards scored 17 points and Kylie Maya scored 17 points. Sapphire Jones, Alyssa Chapman, Nymoi Solis, Michaela Young all finished in double figures as well.

The Bullpups’ 106-point margin of victory is the largest in the last 15 seasons and was their first time eclipsing the 100-point mark this season and first since Jan. 17 of last season against Mt. Whitney when they beat them 102-27. The blowout was also only the third time Hanford has hit triple digits since the 2010-11 season. They beat Kingsburg 103-3 that season.

Gwen Gardner led the Bullpups with seven rebounds, Sapphire Jones also had five assists and 14 steals, while Michalea Young had five assists, five rebounds and four steals.

Hanford led 37-0 after the first quarter and 63-2 at halftime. They allowed six points in the third quarter, but still led 87-8 entering the fourth quarter.

Hanford will go on the road on today for a league contest against Redwood (14-4, 2-0 WYL) beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Sierra Pacific

HANFORD — Sierra Pacific moved to 4-0 in the East Sequoia League with a 63-27 victory over Granite Hills on Wednesday.

The Golden Bears (13-4, 4-0 ESL) were led by Celeste Lewis’ 17 points and eight steals and Alana Roberts’ double-double. Roberts had 16 points and 19 rebounds. Cristina Avila added 15 points, four rebounds and five steals.

The Golden Bears started fast with a 25-3 lead after the first quarter, but slowed down to only score nine points in the second quarter. They still led 34-8 at halftime and ended with their seventh win of 30 or more points.

Sierra Pacific is currently on a four-game winning streak and will face McFarland (17-1, 5-0 SSL) in a non-league contest today at 6:30 p.m.

Lemoore

VISALIA — The Tigers couldn’t keep up with the Miners on Wednesday and lost 63-53 on the road.

Lemoore (7-8, 0-2 WYL) has lost its last two games after winning its previous two games before that. The Tigers led 28-26 at halftime, but were outscored 37-25 in the second half.

They’ll have a chance to break their skid against Golden West (9-7, 1-1 WYL) today at 7:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball

VISALIA — The Bullpups lost their first league game of the season with a 61-50 final against Mt. Whitney on Wednesday.

Hanford (10-5, 1-1 WYL) trailed 46-44 heading into the fourth quarter, but were outscored 15-6 over the final eight minutes.

Juaron Watts-brown led the Bullpups with 14 points in the loss and was the only scorer in double figures. Carson Verhoeven scored nine points and Cesar Mota had eight points.

Hanford will face Redwood (8-12, 1-1 WYL) today at 7:30 p.m. It’s a game between last season’s two co-league champions. They split last year’s series.

Sierra Pacific

PORTERVILLE — Sierra Pacific suffered its first ESL loss of the season with a 62-39 contest against Granite Hills on Wednesday.

The Golden Bears (10-8, 3-1 ESL) will face McFarland (5-9, 1-4 SSL) in a non-league road game today at 6:30 p.m.

Boys Soccer

HANFORD — Hanford lost its fourth game in a row with a 5-4 loss to Mt. Whitney on Wednesday.

The Bullpups (2-12-1, 0-2 WYL) led 3-0 in the first half before blowing their big lead in the second half and being outscored 5-1. It was the fourth time this season the Bullpups have allowed five or more goals. They’re 0-4 in those contests.

Hanford will face Redwood (8-8-1, 0-1 WYL) tonight at 6 p.m. in a West Yosemite League road game.

Girls Soccer

VISALIA — The Bullpups earned their second-largest shutout victory of the season with a 5-0 blowout over Mt. Whitney on Wednesday.

Sheyenne Hodge scored two goals and leads Hanford (12-2-1, 2-0 WYL) with 16 goals on the year. Samantha Bustamante, Isabella Schroder and Darienne Dunn scored the other three goals.

It was Bustamante’s first goal in six games, Dunn’s second of the season and Schroder’s seventh of the year putting her in second on the team.

Hanna Murrieta and Melody Martinez combined to make three saves and earn the shutout.

Hanford led the WYL contest 3-0 at halftime. They’ll face defending league champion Redwood (11-5-2, 2-0 WYL) in a home game today at 6:30 p.m. The Rangers went 11-0-1 in league last season with the only tie coming to the Bullpups.

Lemoore

LEMOORE — The Lemoore soccer game against El Diamante was cancelled on Wednesday due to the rain.

A makeup date has not been announced yet. Their next scheduled game is a road match against Golden West (9-3-2, 1-1 WYL) today at 6 p.m.

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