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CIF Central Section Boys Brackets:
Update From Last Night--(Feb 25, 2000)

Central Section teams played last night in their version of the Section playoffs. We think we've got most of the scores and results, but if anyone can provide us with any missing game details, we'd greatly apprecitate it.  Either e-mail them to us, or post them on the message board. In the CIF Central Section (like the rest of CIF except the Southern Section) there are only five different divisions.  Here's what happened last night, February 24, 2000, together with the updated brackets for each of the five divisions.

Central Section Playoffs
Division I

Based on these results, the winners were inserted as the No. 15 and No. 16 seeds in the bracket, which looks like this:

First round games
February 22
  Quarterfinals
Feb. 24
  Semifinals
Feb. 29
  Finals
March 2
Clovis West 97 v. West 67  Monache 42

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Clovis West 92

Clovis West

 

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Clovis

Hanford 59 v. Monache 70
South (W) v. McLane (L)  South 80

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Clovis 98

Clovis 54 v. Centennial 51
Bakersfield 82 v. Mt. Whitney 45 Redwood 59

Bakersfield 61

Bakersfield

 

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Hoover

Redwood 54 v. Madera 43
Hoover 95 v. Delano 51  Hoover 56

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Central 51

Central 63 v. Stockdale 40

Clovis West 95, South 80-- Charlie Rodriguez had 14 points in the first quarter and finished with 29 points to lead Clovis West, which led 45-22 at halftime and went on a 32-3 run to close the third quarter. Chris Sims was benched for disciplinary reasons, the fourth-seeded Cougars still beat South 95-80 -- Clovis' highest point total of the season -- in a Central Section Division 1 boys' basketball quarterfinal Thursday night.  Minuir Brar come off the bench to break South's zone defense with five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 24 points. He made two 3-pointers and scored 10 points in the Cougars' 33-point second period when they overcame a 24-19 deficit.  Clovis led 52-39 at halftime and maintained a double-figure lead the rest of the game to advance to Tuesday's semifinal at No. 1 Clovis West.  Nate Allen scored 18 points, Lenny McCormick scored 17 and James Elsea 14 in the balanced Clovis attack.  Clovis West started fast and never looked back in a 92-47 victory over East Yosemite League champion Monache.  The Golden Eagles blasted to a 34-8 first-quarter lead to dominate a team that finished the season with a 20-6 record.   

Clovis 95, South 80-- Chris Jones scored 21 points and teammate Myree Bowden added 20 in a losing effort for South (24-6) as Clovis posted its highest scoring game of the season in the second round Division I playoff win.   Minuir Brar scored 24 points for Clovis. Clovis will play at rival Clovis West in the semifinals next Tuesday.SOUTH (24-6) Jones 21, Bowden 20, Rufus 14, Lee 9, Kemp 8 Hutchins 5. Totals 34 9-15 80. CLOVIS (19-10) Brar 24, Allen 18, McCormick 17, Elsea 14, Saunders 11, Hicks 8, Black 3. Totals 33 20-30 95.  South 24 15 15 26 — 80 Clovis 19 33 14 29— 95 3-point field goals — South 3, Clovis 9.

Bakersfield 61, Redwood 59--Alfred Williams led the Drillers to a 61-59 victory over Redwood with 39 points in the quarterfinals of the Division I playoffs. Williams was the only Bakersfield player to score in double digits. Redwood's Chris Castillo led with 27 points. Bakersfield will face the winner of the Hoover-Central game. REDWOOD (25-5) Rodriguez 2, Castillo 27, Hungerford 11, Barter 3, Meeks 9, Renteria 4. BAKERSFIELD (27-8) Wiley 2, Williams 39, Bruley 5, Jackson 7, Black 3, Jennings 5. Redwood 15 14 17 13— 59 Bakersfield 6 21 16 18— 61

Central Section Playoffs
Division II

First round games
February 22

  Quarterfinals
Feb. 24
  Semifinals
Feb. 29
  Finals
March 2
Foothill v. Bye Reedley 41

 

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Foothill 86

Foothill

 

 

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Lemoore

Reedley 86 v. North 74
Lemoore v. Bye Sanger 62

 

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Lemoore 70

Sanger v. Bye
Edison v Bye Edison 56

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*Tulare 35

Edison

 

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East

Tulare v. Bye
Tulare Western 76 v. Highland 45 Tulare Western 48

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East 72

East v. Bye

Foothill 86, Reedley 41--REEDLEY (4-21) Figueroa 5, Arzola 4, Areguia 7, R. Alvarez 4, Haroldsen 4, Bean 3, C. Alvarez 4, Andres 2, Perrato 2, Loera 2, Georges 2, Martinez 2. 15 11-18 41 FOOTHILL (17-12) Robinson 12, Lee 6, Calloway 10, Walton 9, Mudge 8, Aubry Dunham 4, Lawson 1, Hoffman 6, Hernandez 16, Carter 2, Anthony Dunham 8, Shorter 4. 35 9-13 86 Reedley 8 13 6 14— 41 Foothill 24 16 24 22— 86 3-pointers— Foothill 7 (Hernandez 3, Mudge 2, Anthony Dunham 2). Team fouls— Reedley 10, Foothill 20. Technicals— None. Fouled out— None.

Lemoore 70, Sanger 62--Lemoore never trailed in beating Sanger 70-62.  James Randle led the Tigers with 16 points and 15 rebounds, and Clinton Moon had six assists. Josh Corkill scored 15 points and David Eoff added 13 as No. 5 Lemoore upset the No. 4 Apaches.  Sanger stayed in the game behind Keith Lenocker's game-high 24 points.

Edison 56, Tulare 35--Gilbert Myles scored 16 point and Eric Cole added 12 to guide No. 3 Edison into the semifinals with a 56-35 victory over Tulare. Tulare's Ryan Jenkins scored a game-high 17 points.

East 72, Tulare Western 48--East High found itself up by only three points after a tremendous defensive effort in the first period of the boys quarterfinal basketball game Thursday night against Tulare Western.  That all changed in the final three periods when the Blades used scoring runs of 11-0, 7-0 and 10-0 to dominate the visiting Mustangs for the remainder of the game and win the Division II playoff game, 72-48. East forced 10 turnovers and grabbed six steals in the first eight minutes of play, but failed to capitalize on Tulare Western miscues. With the Blades clinging to a three- point advantage in the second quarter, East guard Andre Bryant hit two successive 3-pointers that stretched the Tulare Western defense and opened up the inside. Bryant hit all three of his 3-point shots in the first half. The Blades then took control of the undermanned Mustang key and the offensive boards by scoring 11 unanswered points to end the period. East outrebounded Tulare Western 11-4 in the final 2:30. Besides a Brian Wells free throw, all five field goals in the run were easy layups. At the half, the No. 2-seeded Blades enjoyed a comfortable 47-29 lead. The No. 7 Mustangs tried to get back into the game and made a run of their own to start the third quarter. After a slashing layup by junior forward Marquell Stinson, the East lead was trimmed to 48-34. But the Blades found their stride with 2:50 left in the period when Andrew Boone capped the second run for East with an easy layup from the right side of the key. After 24 minutes, the lead increased to 20 points, 61-41. Chris Molina finished with a game-high 16 points. The final scoring run with 3:37 left in the fourth period put the game away for the Blades. East's guards penetrated on four consecutive layups and only allowed three field goals for the opposition for the rest of the game.  East will host Edison next Tuesday. Edison defeated Tulare Union on Thursday.TULARE WESTERN (N/A) Andrews 11, Nunes 10, Washington 8, R. Machado 4, Silva 6, Roman 2, J. Machado 5, Stinson 2. Totals 18 8-14 48. EAST (N/A) Molina 16, Bryant 15, Johnson 13, Wells 13, Thompson 6, Pineda 3, Rhodes 2, Aguilar 2, Boone 2.  Tulare Western 18 11 12 7— 48 East 21 26 14 11— 72 3-point goals— Tulare Western 4 (Nunes 2, Silva 2), East 5 (Bryant 3, Johnson, Pineda). Total fouls— Tulare Western 12, East 12. Fouled out— none. Technicals— none.

Central Section Playoffs
Division III

First round games
February 24
  Semifinals
Feb. 29
  Finals
March 2
Washington Union v. Bye Wasco

 

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Washington Union

 
Wasco 56 @ Yosemite 54
Dinuba 45 @ Sierra 56 Sierra

 

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Selma

Shafter 57 @ Selma 77

Selma 77, Shafter 57--Selma boys basketball team progressed through to the semifinals of the Division III playoffs with the win over Shafter. Chris Tabarez led Selma (22-3) with 18 points, while Ricky Ishida was the Generals (12-11) leading scorer with 18 points. Selma will host Sierra in Tuesday's semifinals.SHAFTER (12-11) Ishida 18, Haude 11, Williams 6, Wright 6, Macias 5, Preston 5, Iniguez 4, Hiriarte 2. Totals— 23 12-24 57  SELMA(22-3) Tabarez 18, Campos 15, Woods 15, Bustinza 9, Marguia 7, Thompson 6, Delgadillo 3, Hanson 3, Ruiz 1. Totals— 26 25-40 77. 3-point goals— Shafter 1, Selma 3.

Wasco 56, Yosemite 54--The visiting Wasco boys basketball team progressed through to the semifinals of the Division III playoffs with the win over Yosemite. DeOntae Hall and Javier Pompes led the Tigers (15-10) with 16 points each. David Turpin led all scorers with 18 points for Yosemite (10-16). Wasco will travel to top-seeded Washington for Tuesday's semifinal. WASCO (15-10) Hall 16, Pompes 16, Harrison 9, Salas 9, Martin 4, Tillman 2. Totals— 28 7-9 56. YOSEMITE (10-16) Turpin 18, Judd 14, Flaming 10, Beauregard 7, Medley 2, Peck 2, McKeand 1. Totals— 29 5-7 54  Wasco 16 18 10 12— 56 Yosemite 13 15 15 11— 54 3-point goals— Wasco 7, Yosemite 9.

Sierra 56, Dinuba 45--These teams played for the third time this year, and the two previus meetikngs, Dinuba won.  The third time was a charm though for Sierra as the No. 3 Chieftans defeated Dinuba 56-45.   Josh Rempel made all five of his field-goal attempts and was 5 of 7 on free throws to finish with 16 points for Sierra.

Central Section Playoffs
Divsion IV

First round games
February 22
  Quarterfinals
Feb. 24
  Semifinals
Feb. 29
  Finals
March 2
Lindsay v. Bye Chowchilla 42

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Lindsay 87

 

 

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Lindsay

Chowchilla 52 v. Riverdale 37
Templeton 54 v. Woodlake 50 Templeton

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Garces

Garces 75 v. Mendota 51
Caruthers 73 v San Joaquin Mem. 62 Kingsburg 75

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Caruthers 81

Caruthers

 

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Corcoran

Kingsburg 60 v. Kerman 58
McFarland 69 v. Taft 65 McFarland 53

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Corcoran 75

Corcoran 61 v. Orosi 38

Corcoran 75, McFarland 53--Daniel Madrid led the Corcoran boys basketball team to the Division IV quarterfinal win over McFarland with 23 points. Senon Ayon scored 15 points to lead the Cougars (19-7). Corcoran (22-15) had 11 3-pointers in the game and had four players in double figures. Corcoran will host Caruthers in Tuesday's semifinals.MCFARLAND (19-7) Ayon 15, Poulton 14, Braudrick 12, Lopez 4, Pruneda 4, Barajas 2, Ortega 2. Totals— 18 13-19 53. CORCORAN (22-5) Madrid 23, Moore 14, Garcia 10, Santos 10, Escobedo 6, Romero 6, Mulanax 4, Singleton 2. Totals— 24 16-24 75. McFarland 14 16 10 13— 53 Corcoran 20 15 20 20— 75 3-point goals— McFarland 4, Corcoran 11.

Caruthers 81, Kingsburg 75--A 27-9 second-quarter advantage allowed No. 3 Caruthers to cruise to an 81-75 victory over No. 11 Kingsburg.  During the second quarter, Gentry Goode, who scored a game-high 28 points for the Blue Raiders, scored nine points, and Jimmy Anderson, who finished with 19 points, and Quincy Boren each made two 3-pointers.  Caruthers led 43-23 at halftime.   Kingsburg got 17 points from Fernando Diaz and 16 each from Ryan Jackson and Jesus Tapia. 

Central Section Playoffs
Division V

First round games
February 24
  Semifinals
Feb. 29
  Finals
March 2
Bakersfield Christian 50 @. Laton 87 Mission Prep

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Laton

Mission Prep 55 @ CVC 54
Fresno Christian 60 @ Immanuel 65 Immanuel

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Strathmore

Kings Christian 46 @ Strathmore 66

Laton 87, Bakersfield Christian 50--Aaron Kirchert led all scorers with 21 points for Laton (21-3) in the second round Division V win over Bakersfield Christian (13-9). Laton's Ryan Lewis scored 18 points while teammates Matt Carpenter and Melvin Medeiros scored 16 each. A. J. Dunn led Bakersfield Christian with 13 points. Laton will host Mission Prep in a semifinal game next Tuesday. Laton made 20 of 34 field-goal attempts. The East Sierra League champions led 46-20 at halftime behind the sharp shooting of Ryan Lewis and Aaron Kirchert. Lewis scored 14 points in the first half and Kirchert scored 11 of his game-high 21 points by the half.  BAK. CHRISTIAN (13-9) Dunn 13, Wigley 9, Westerfeld 8, Wright 8, Allen 6, Calkins 3, Schmidt 3. Totals 17 11-18 50.  LATON (21-3) Kirchert 21, Lewis 17, Carpenter 16, Medeiros 16, Gonzales 9, Azevedo 4, Zepeda 3. Totals 38 7-14 87.  BC 12 8 16 14 — 50 Laton 22 24 23 18— 87 3-point field goals — Bakersfield Christian 5 (Dunn, Wigley, T. Westerfeld 2, Calkins), Laton 3. Total fouls — Laton 15, Bakersfield Christian 14. Fouled out — Wigley.

Mission Prep, Central Valley Christian 54--Garrett Laugran made a 3-pointer with one second left to lift fifth-seeded Mission Prep past No. 4 Central Valley Christian 55-54.

Immanuel 65, Fresno Christian 60--With a steady, balanced attack, Immanuel pulled away from Fresno Christian in the second half for a 65-60 victory.  The No. 3 seed, Immanuel scored 16 points in each of the last two periods to improve a 33-31 halftime lead.  Arman Kazarian led three Immanuel players in double figures with 14 points and had eight rebounds. Fresno Christian freshman Paul Sargent led all scorers with 20 points. 

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