Pan­thers im­prove to 4-0

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Porter­ville High School girls bas­ket­ball de­feated El Dia­mante 65-27 at home Tues­day for their fourth-straight win of the sea­son.

Sopho­more Ci­enna En­riquez led the team with 17 points fol­lowed by fresh­man Nseije Or­tiz with 14 and ju­nior Mariyah Avila-peter­son with 10.

“We were up 32-16 at half then outscored them 23-6 in the third quar­ter,” PHS head coach Dave Kav­ern said. “That was prob­a­bly our best quar­ter of the sea­son. Ev­ery­one played. Took off the press the mid­dle of the third quar­ter.”

Porter­ville’s next game is Thurs­day in the first round of the Strathmore Tour­na­ment. They play Lind­say at 5:15 p.m. Gran­ite Hills 48 CVC 46

Gran­ite Hills girls bas­ket­ball de­feated Cen­tral Val­ley Chris­tian 48-46 at home in a non-league game Tues­day.

Yvette Felipe had another dou­ble-digit game with 23 points and dou­ble-digit re­bounds. Vic­to­ria Pey­ron also had 11 points and Va­le­ria Galvez had five.

“We jumped out to an eight-point lead in the first quar­ter and then we upped that 25-12 in the sec­ond quar­ter [but] then we slowly let them

back in the game,” GHHS head coach Randy Rippee said. “But the girls dug deep and pulled out the win. It was ugly but we’re happy with it.”

The Griz­zlies are now 4-1 on the sea­son. Their next game is Thurs­day against Orosi at 3:45 p.m. at the Strathmore High School tour­na­ment.

El Dia­mante 49 Porter­ville boys bas­ket­ball de­feated El Dia­mante 59-49 on the road in a non-league game Mon­day.

Kaden Ra­m­age led the team with 14 points while Colton Boyd fin­ished with eight.

The Pan­thers are 3-0 on the sea­son and be­gin a tour­na­ment in Ar­royo Grande to­day. GIRLS SOC­CER Farm­ersville 7 Gran­ite Hills 4

Gran­ite Hills girls soc­cer lost 7-4 to Farm­ersville in their East Se­quoia League opener on the road Mon­day.

Veron­ica Buck­man and Yadira Her­nan­dez scored two goals apiece. Through five games, Buck­man has a to­tal of 10 goals and is ranked third in the Cen­tral Sec­tion for to­tal points- BOYS SOC­CER Gran­ite Hills 5 Farm­ersville 2

Gran­ite Hills boys soc­cer de­feated Farm­ersville 5-2 in their East Se­quoia League home­opener Mon­day.

Ed­uardo Ramirez and Salud Ma­gaña fin­ished with two goals each while Jonathan Car­ranza had one.

“We played against a very well di­rected team for a pe­riod of time,” GHHS head coach Pe­dro Gon­za­lez said. “When we were 2-2 [it] was very even and [ei­ther team] could win it but we had the op­por­tu­nity to score the third goal and that changed the course of the game.”

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