Lemoore's Marissa Perico and Hanford West’s Samantha Cabrera will represent Kings County at the CIF State Girls Wrestling tournament on Feb. 28 and 29 in Bakersfield.
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Perico finished in second place in the 106-pound weight division, while Cabrera finished in fourth-place in the 111-pound weight class at the Central Section Masters which were held Feb. 21 and 22 in Bakersfield.
Perico opened the tournament with a victory over Evelyn Correa of Porterville High. She then pinned Tulare Union's Melanie Salazar in one minute, 30 seconds. Perico defeated Destiny Dominguez from Golden Valley with a 6-1 decision to advance to the finals against No. 1 seed Alyssa Valdivia from Frontier High School. Perico fell to Valdivia by pin fall in the final.
Hanford West’s Cabrera opened her run in the Central Section Masters with a pin fall victory over Jovana Mireles from South High School. She defeated Righetti High School’s Gabriella Rincon by fall, before falling to the No. 1 seed in the 111-pound weight class Cristelle Rodriguez from Buchanan High School in the semifinals.
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