PAGMETER BOYS BASKETBALL DIVISION RANKINGS 2021-2022
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The Central Section High School playoffs moved again. They went from the computer 100% rankings and the big schools moving down into the small school divisions, to 100% computer rankings and big schools petitioning to move down. Example the underachieving Kerman Lions who were a huge division 3 contender just last year, petitioned to move down to division 4, won their appeal and now according to the computer is No 1 in division 5. If you all don’t see that is so wrong then you are the problem. They changed the new playoff format but NOT really if big teams can petition to move in the small school divisions.
Whoever came up with the computer idea was sleeping at the wheel.
The League Representatives voted on bringing back the SEMI-BAD common sense playoffs and it passed 27-16. Who were the 16 that voted for the computer playoffs? Guaranteed they were from a large school but the large school reps still won with teams petitioning and winning the appeals. To the small schools, you are still getting screwed.
It’s pretty simple…Big schools like the computer playoff format and the small schools hate the computer playoff format. It’s already happening where the big schools are moving down in base divisions.
The Old style playoff format which is not perfect, but light years better than the computer and big schools moving way down, will go into effect for the winter sports now in February 🏀 ⚽️ along with the spring sports ⚾️🥎🏐
I am so sorry to the fall sports 🏈 🏐 because you were the test dummies for the horrible computer playoff model.
WHAT IS SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN BUT IT DIDN’T
*Team may only move up or down one division from their base division. THATS TRUE
*Prior to each school year a team may request to increase their base division NOT TRUE
*There is no appeal process to decrease a base division until the season is over. NOT TRUE! Teams already appealed and plenty have won.
*The base division may change each year based on the previous three years results starting in 2025-2026. An average of the previous three years divisional placement will determine a school’s base division. WE WILL SEE IF THAT IS TRUE
PAGMETER 2021-2022 BOYS BASKETBALL DIVISION RANKINGS
CIF has decided NOT to have the Selland Arena Championship games again this year. With the crowd being limited to 500 max in attendance for a game.(WHICH IS A JOKE) California still playing the political plandemic game. The Championship games will be played at the higher seed Gym on Thursday February 24 (OPEN DIVISION ON SATURDAY)
Common sense vs non common sense,
It is shameful what we are doing to our kids during the cold/flu season. Cancelling of games is flat out WRONG! The cold/flu season has been around since Jesus was in little hoopsters, and it will be around FOREVER! It will never go away! There is no need to go tested because you have a cold.
A MASK/EXPERIMENTAL VACCINE will not stop the cold/flu season and it is sad that some schools are falling for this political crap especially after two years of this bullshit!
Thank you to the schools that get it and understand that it is cold 🙏 and uses common sense. Your student athletes really appreciate you!
Do you ever wonder why some schools cancel games, and some schools never cancel games? How can it be that the cold/flu only travels to a few schools? Don’t be fooled by some administrations who are weak and hasn’t figured out that they are in the kid business.
To the schools/parents that don’t understand what a cold is, maybe this will help…
If you have symptoms of a running nose, headache, fatigue, sneezing and/or sore throat…that is called a cold. What you do now is stay home, don’t need to test, take your cold medicine, Italian food, soup, Netflix, turn off the dangerous mainstream media, get some sleep and good night.
Come back when you feel better.
Thank you to teams that have stopped testing our healthy kids! To the teams/districts that are still testing, SHAME ON YOU!
TO ALL COACHES, ADMINISRATION AND PARENTS, BE THE LEADERS THAT OUR KIDS NEEDS NOW AND MAKE YOUR KID TAKE OFF THE MASK & THROW IT AWAY FOREVER. SPORTS IN SCHOOL HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THE LEADERS AT OUR SCHOOLS AND WE NEED LEADERS NOW MORE THAN EVER! OUR NEXT GENERATION NEEDS YOU TO TAKE CHARGE! WE ALL KNOW THE MASKS ARE SILLY AND DON’T WORK BUT OUR KIDS HAVE BEEN BRAINWASHED. TO THE COACHES SITTING ON THE BENCH AND PRETENDING TO WEAR A MASK SOMETIMES ON/OFF, YOU LOOK STUPID. TAKE IT OFF, BE A LEADER AND DO THE RIGHT THING. OUR KIDS NEED TO SMILE AGAIN! OUR KIDS HAVE PAID THE PRICE LONG ENOUGH!
OPEN DIVISION RANKINGS (TOP 4 TEAMS)
SEMIFINAL FINAL SCORES
No 1 Clovis West Golden Eagles beat No 4 Memorial Panthers 83-69
No 2 St Joseph Knights beat No 3 Clovis North Broncos 69-64
3RD PLACE GAME FINAL
No 4 Memorial Panthers beat No 3 Clovis North Broncos 83-76
SATURDAY CENTRAL SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL SCORE
Clovis West Golden Eagles beat St Joseph Knights 72-63
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES
CENTRAL SECTION CHAMPIONS
PAGMETER OPEN DIVISION RANKINGS
No 1 CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES (31-2) (10-0 TRAC CHAMPIONS) CENTRAL SECTION CHAMPIONS
OPEN STATE PLAYOFFS beat Sheldon 63-55. Lost to Modesto Christian 48-44
5th straight TRAC Championship
Winner of the Tarkanian Classic. Clovis West Nike Tournament Champions & NorCal Tip-Off Tournament Champions in Rocklin. CW have won 21-straight TRAC games.
Golden Eagles are off to a hot start and leading the way is 6’8 senior Tyus Parrish-Tillman who is averaging 25ppg. Tyus is a force in the middle and tough to stop once he gets the ball down low. Junior Issac Martinez (26ppg) is a gamer and one of the best players in the Central Section. Guard Trey Carr has been the senior leader. Sophomore guard Jackson Young is coming on strong. The most improved player in the Central Section has to be the Golden Eagles outstanding wide receiver on the football team with sophomore Marshel Sanders. Junior 6’4 Kaleb “KT” Jackson is coming on strong in the 2nd half of the season. 6’3 sophomore Zach Chauhan is also coming on strong and plays tremendous defense.
No 2 ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS (27-3) (12-0 MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONS)
OPEN STATE PLAYOFFS Lost to Harvard-Westlake 63-55
DEFENDING CENTRAL SECTION CHAMPIONS
Las Vegas Prep Championship Champions. Mission Prep Christmas Classic Champions
Knights with big wins over Clovis North, Central, and Independence. The defending Central Section Champions will battle Clovis West for the No 1 spot. The Knights are a dangerous team with senior Dre Roman (17ppg/7RB) and the best freshman player in the state with 6’5 Tounde Yessoufou (29ppg/12RB), 6’5 junior Luis Marin (11ppg) junior guard Will Kuykendall and senior guard Elijah Allen.
No 3 MEMORIAL PANTHERS (23-8) (10-0 CMAC CHAMPIONS)
DIVISION 1 STATE PLAYOFFS Lost to Oakland Tech 72-65
Panthers have won 36 straight CMAC games and 7th straight CMAC Championship. Panthers are loaded for an Open Division run and they will need the entire bench to be ready. One of the best players in the state is 6’5 senior Joseph Hunter is now over 2000 career points and finishes with 2,339 points and will play basketball at Fresno State next year. The big man in the middle is junior 6’5 Mike Davis Jr who is averaging a double-double every game he plays and one of the best defensive players in the Central Section. Davis Jr takes care of the paint on both sides of the floor, and it is fun to see a big man do his thing. A big man in the middle now a days is a dinosaur in the 3-point shooting world we live in. Junior guard Amari Carraway is starting to feel comfortable with the Panthers and will be dangerous by playoff time. The X factor for the Panthers is senior Jack Wade who can shoot the 3. If JW can get hot shooting the 3-pointer and the Panthers offense can work the inside-out game, the Panthers can win it all. Coach Roznovsky is now now the All Time leader in wins at Memorial with 198….. Joseph Hunter breaks school single game scoring record held by Roscoe Pondexter who had 52 in 1971
No 4 CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS (22-11) (7-3 TRAC)
DIVISION 1 STATE PLAYOFFS beat Miramonte 70-68 OT. Beat Folsom 45-43. Beat Sacred Heart Prep 64-58
DIVISION 1 STATE PLAYOFFS Beat St Ignatius 58-56 to win the Southern State Championship
The No 13 seed Clovis North Broncos vs No 1 Damien Spartans at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento at 8pm Friday for the Division 1 State Championship
Broncos are a small pesky young team that plays 100mph from the tip off. Senior Niko Jones is the Broncos leader who is a tremendous 3-point shooter averaging 15ppg. Junior Jaylen Bryant is tough in the paint on both ends of the floor. Sophomore Jordan Espinoza (16ppg) can shoot and battle for rebounds. Super sophomore point guard Connor Amundsen (23ppg) can shoot lights out with the 3-pointer, can pass the ball just as good anybody and is the spark plug of the Broncos. Freshman Loukas Jones can light up 3-pointers. If the Broncos can somehow work their way into division 1, the Broncos would be the team to beat. With the strength of schedule it should be a slam dunk that the Broncos will be a No 4 seed in the open.
CENTRAL SECTION CHAMPIONS THE LAST 14 YEARS
2008 Clovis East beat Clovis West 60-56
2009 Edison beat Central 66-65
2010 Clovis East beat Buchanan 71-52
2011 Bullard beat Clovis West 54-51
2012 Bullard beat Clovis West 69-55
2013 Bullard beat Clovis West 66-53
2014 Edison beat Bullard 58-41
2015 Edison beat Bullard 54-46
2016 Central beat Clovis North 77-64
2017 Central beat Bakersfield 69-58
2018 Central beat Bullard 79-77
2019 Clovis West beat Bullard 89-81 (2 OT)
2020 Memorial beat Clovis West 51-49
2021 St Joseph beat Memorial 68-64
DIVISION 1 SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP
2020 Clovis East beat Bullard 80-55
2021 Bullard beat Central 85-83
PAGMETER DIVISION 1 BASKETBALL
QUARTERFINAL FINAL SCORES
No 1 Bakersfield Christian Eagles beat No 8 Buchanan Bears 71-55
No 4 Clovis East T Wolves beat No 5 Independence Falcons 74-53
No 3 Central Grizzlies beat No 6 Porterville Panthers 71-53
No 7 Bullard Knights beat No 2 Centennial 75-71
SEMIFINAL FINAL SCORES
No 1 Bakersfield Christian Eagles beat No 4 Clovis East T Wolves 77-68
No 3 Central Grizzlies beat No 7 Bullard Knights 65-61
THURSDAY DIVISION 1 SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP
No 1 Bakersfield Christian Eagles beat Central Grizzlies 55-49
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES
DIVISION 1 SECTION CHAMPIONS
PAGMETER DIVISION 1 RANKINGS
No 1 BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES (22-10) (8-1 SYL CHAMPIONS) DIVISION 1 SECTION CHAMPIONS
DIVISION 2 STATE PLAYOFFS beat St Paul 56-54. Lost to Rancho Cucamonga 67-65
DEFENDING DIVISION 3 BACK-TO-BACK SECTION CHAMPIONS
Eagles are the South Yosemite Champions for the 5th straight year. The Eagles really should be in division 2 but with the new silly playoff format, plan on division 1. Leading the Eagles will be seniors Jackson Tucker who can score from anywhere, Erick Chaney, Zach Hiebert, juniors Charlie Stump, Michael Shafic, and sophomore Bentley Waller. BIG WIN beating state power St Francis 74-61. Erick Chaney led the Eagles scoring with 36 points. The Eagles could get the No 2 seed with the strength of schedule. The Eagles are now based in division 2
No 2 CENTRAL GRIZZLIES (19-12) (6-4 TRAC)
DIVISION 2 STATE PLAYOFFS beat Salesian College Prep 61-59. Lost St Patrick-Vincent 66-65
Grizzlies team is very good and will be on the border for the open division. The Grizzlies are very athletic and gets after it with plenty of depth. Leading the way are seniors Marquise Green, Terik Streets, Marques Green, Aaron Scruggs, and juniors LaDanian Streets, Dylan Swillis, Henry Madden III.
No 3 CLOVIS EAST T WOLVES (18-14) (5-5 TRAC)
DIVISION 2 STATE PLAYOFFS Lost to Elk Grove 57-50
The most improved team in the Central Section might just be the T Wolves. The 2020 Division 1 Champions play hard on both ends of the floor. Leading the T Wolves are seniors Camden Thompson (now has scored over 1000 career points), Derrick Madron, Alex Righetti, Cristian Fuentes, and Jamison Cowings.
No 4 BULLARD KNIGHTS (21-13) (7-3 CMAC)
DIVISION 3 STATE PLAYOFFS beat Central Catholic 69-43. Beat Whitney 63-57. Beat Oakland 60-59
Lost to Pleasant Valley 56-37 in the Northern State Championship game
DIVISION 1 SECTION CHAMPIONS 2021
Leading the way for the Knights is the big man with senior Lejuan Watts. When Watts turns it on and plays hard, he’s just as good as any player in the Central Section. The Knights are very good with senior Kyle Shinn, juniors Mark Williams, Dakota Richardson, and sophomores Wendell Ware & David Rios. The Knights are the Division 1 Section Champions, the 4th straight Section Championship Game appearance and 6th in the last 8 years. The Knights are based in division 1
No 5 CENTENNIAL GOLDEN HAWKS (20-8) (10-0 SWYL CHAMPIONS) Lost to Bullard Knights 75-71
Morro Bay HIT Classic Champions
The G Hawks are the team to beat in the SWYLa young team and watch out by playoff time. Leading the way is one of the best sophomores in the state with Rippen Gill, along with sophomores Godwill Fomusoh, Jaxton Santiago, junior Elijah West, and senior captain Blake Dibble. The Golden Hawks are based in division 2
No 6 INDEPENDENCE FALCONS (15-11) (8-2 SYL) Lost to Clovis East T Wolves 74-53
Head Coach Rich Ross and his staff are building the Falcons into a very good basketball program. If somehow, the Falcons can get into division 2, they will be the team to beat. Leading the Falcons is outstanding seniors Cameron Brown (18 PPG,8 RB) Kyriaun Davis (12 PPG, 10 RB), Michael Pineda (9 PPG,5RB) and junior Tyron Tyler Jr (8 PPG, 4 RB). The Falcons are based in division 2.
No 7 PORTERVILLE PANTHERS (21-8) (10-0 EYL CHAMPIONS) Lost to Central Grizzlies 71-53
The EYL favorites with the entire team returning from last year. The overachieving Panthers should be in division 3 but will be in division 2. Leading the Panthers are seniors Garin Wallace Dane Odsather, and Adam Daguman. The Panthers are based in division 2
No 8 BUCHANAN BEARS (15-14) (2-8 TRAC) Lost to Bakersfield Christian Eagles 71-55
The Bears have hit a wall and having a bunch of problems. For the small Bears team to be successful, they need to be hitting the 3-pointer. Leading the Bears is senior Arman Rai who is one of the best 3-point shooters in the Central Section. Junior Blake Freeman can rebound and play tough defense just as good as anybody, Matthew Mollica, and Rob Buckenberger can also light it up from the outside. The Bears are based in division 1
DIVISION 2 PAGMETER RANKINGS
DIVISION 2 SECTION CHAMPIONS THE LAST 14 YEARS
2008 Edison beat Centennial 76-52
2009 Garces beta Liberty Bakersfield 91-78
2010 Liberty Bakersfield beat Memorial 64-56
2011 Clovis North beat Tulare Union 43-33
2012 Memorial beat Tulare Union 52-42
2013 Hanford West beat Garces 88-84
2014 Hanford beat Monache 70-55
2015 Hanford beat Mission Oak 64-49
2016 Lemoore beat Ridgeview 84-77
2017 Ridgeview beat Memorial 74-66
2018 Memorial beat Selma 71-66
2019 Memorial beat San Luis Obispo 87-44
2020 Independence beat Redwood 60-45
2021 Roosevelt beat Atascadero 61-49
DIVISION 2 PLAYOFF BRACKET
First round games Final scores
No 1 Mt Whitney Pioneers beat 16 Righetti High Warriors 63-43
No 9 Edison Tigers beat No 8 Redwood Rangers 60-58
No 12 Hanford Bullpups beat No 5 Stockdale Mustangs 53-50
No 13 Mission Prep Royals beat No 4 Liberty Patriots 59-44
No 14 Frontier Titans beat No 3 Lemoore Tigers 57-55
No 11 Hoover Patriots beat No 6 Arroyo Grande Eagles 68-63
No 7 Sanger Apaches beat No 10 Sunnyside Wildcats 76-57
No 2 Dinuba Emperors beat No 15 West Vikings 58-48
QUARTERFINAL FINAL SCORES
No 1 Mt Whitney Pioneers beat No 9 Edison Tigers 56-50
No 13 Mission Prep Royals beat No 12 Hanford Bullpups 69-58
No 14 Frontier Titans beat No 11 Hoover Patriots 73-68
No 7 Sanger Apaches beat 75 No 2 Dinuba Emperors 75-45
SEMIFINAL FINAL SCORES
No 1 Mt Whitney Pioneers beat No 13 Mission Prep Royals 55-47
No 14 Frontier Titans beat No 7 Sanger Apaches 49-46
DIVISION 2 SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL SCORE
No 1 Mt Whitney Pioneers beat No 14 Frontier Titans 54-51
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MT WHITNEY PIONEERS
DIVISION 2 SECTION CHAMPIONS
PAGMETER DIVISION 2 RANKINGS
No 1 MT WHITNEY PIONEERS (30-3) (8-2 WYL CHAMPIONS) DIVISION 2 SECTION CHAMPIONS
DIVISION 2 STATE PLAYOFFS Lost to Ranchos Cucamonga 61-57
70th Polly Wilhelmsen tournament Champions. Immanuel tournament Champions. Tulare Holiday Classic Champions.
Pioneers are off to a great start winning 3 tournaments and they will get penalized for winning. Leading the Pioneers are seniors Carter Glick (Holiday Classic MVP), Zach Scattareggia, Joey Saavedra, Keith Bailey Jr, juniors Juvon Manzanales and Dominic Pineda. The Pioneers are based in division 3
No 2 FRONTIER TITANS (15-14) (4-6 SWYL)
DIVISION 3 STATE PLAYOFFS Lost to Venice 64-60
Shafter Kiwanis Tournament Champions.
Titans will battle for the SWYL Championship. Leading the Titans is senior Tyler Silva and super sophomore Zykiar Henderson. The Titans are based in division 3
No 3 SANGER APACHES (17-13) (7-3 CMAC) Lost to Frontier Titans 49-46
Nordhoff High Tournament Champions
Apaches have played a killer schedule so far with missing key returners. The apaches will be tough to beat. Senior leader Jonathan Dillon and Junior PG Francisco Piceno are back from injuries and the team is starting to gel at the right time. Also leading the way for the apaches are seniors wings Andrew Lopez and Luke Karle. Junior’s 6’ 5” Kaleb Cole and shooting guard Jaydis Beltran. In addition, upcoming Sophomore PG Marquis Cropper. The Apaches are deep and finally getting back to subbing in platoon of players the rest of the way. Going to be a dangerous team in the playoffs. The Apaches are based in division 3
No 4 MISSION PREP ROYALS (15-14) (7-5 MOUNTAIN) Lost to Mt Whitney Pioneers 55-47
Royals are young, very good and keep an eye on junior 6’4 JJ Howard who is averaging 24ppg. The Royals will have senior guard Grant Callahan, junior Jude Callahan, 6’6 sophomore Luke Jacobson and sophomore Wyatt Maulhardt.
No 5 DINUBA EMPERORS (26-4) (11-1 CSL CHAMPIONS) Lost to Sanger Apaches 75-45
Winners of the 6th Annual Andrew Bedoya Holiday Classic and 70th Annual Kingsburg Lions Club Tournament Champions.
Emperors play hard for 32 minutes and the team to beat in the CSL. Leading the Emperors are seniors Isaiah Martinez (Andrew Bedoya Holiday Classic MVP) who is averaging 24ppg, Cristian Contreras, Jesus Lara, juniors Keine Prendez, CJ Hernandez, Anthony Harp (Kingsburg Lions Club MVP) and sophomore Javier Torres. The Emperors are based in division 3
No 6 HOOVER PATRIOTS (12-14) (7-3 NYL ) Lost to Frontier Titans 73-68
Don’t go by the Patriots record because they have played one of the toughest schedules in the Central Section. The Patriots have a bunch of injuries including outstanding senior PG Jalan Walton who broke his foot. The NYL favorites are a fun team to watch. Head Coach Tezale Archie and his staff do a great job with the No 1 sport at Hoover. Leading the Patriots are seniors 6’6 Anthony Swillis, F Willie Johnson, PG Demar Monson, ZJ Cotton, Captain Marlon Haggard, juniors Eli Johnson and Nate Moua. The Patriots are now based in division 2
No 7 HANFORD BULLPUPS (17-11) (6-4 WYL) Lost to Mission Prep Royals 69-58
Atascadero Tournament Champions
Bullpups come off a tournament win and leading the way are seniors Noah Noyola, Nathan Jaureguizar, Keston Smith, Owen Ramsdell, juniors Donovan Smith, Fray Villalta-Guevara, Cayden Muir, and Brak Hill.
No 8 EDISON TIGERS (12-12) (4-6 CMAC) Lost to Mt Whitney Pioneers 56-50
Tigers are very athletic and if they keep improving, they will be very good by playoff team. If the Tigers play inconsistent, look for the Tigers to be a low division 1 or high division 2 seed. Keep an eye on seniors Tyrece Fairly, Damian Wiggins Jr, Charles Bailey iii, juniors Yaj Vance, Amiri Banjoko Ima, Avery Johnson, sophomores Kuman Chandler, and Ray Brown. When the Tigers are on, they can beat anybody. The Tigers are based in division 1
No 9 LEMOORE TIGERS (16-10) (6-3 WYL) Lost to Frontier Titans 57-55
Tigers will battle against anybody and a very streaky team. Plenty return and leading the way will be seniors Beunju Moon, 6’5 Maksahmus Kisena, juniors Demel Turner and Ty Chambers.
No 10 LIBERTY PATRIOTS (17-8) (7-3 SWYL) Lost to Mission Prep Royals 59-44
Dave Morehead Invitational Tournament Champions
Patriots are keeping off the radar and the Pates should be in division 1 before too long. Leading the Patriots who are tall and can shoot with seniors Deshawn Usochu, Chase Clayton, Caleb Hamilton Eric Gallardo, juniors Copper Bloxom and Jalen Hankins. The Patriots are based in division 1
No 11 STOCKDALE MUSTANGS (18-10) (4-6 SWYL) Lost to Hanford Bullpups 53-50
Mustangs will contend for the SWYL title and off to great start. Leading the Mustangs will be senior Adeola Adekoba, juniors Jhase Boston, Myles Elam, and sophomore Dawson Brooks. The Mustangs now based in division 2 after winning the appeal.
No 12 ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES (16-10) (9-3 MOUNTAIN) Lost to Hoover Patriots 68-63
Eagles have played a tough schedule and this team can play with anybody. Senior Dylan Schmidt and Junior Adam Silmon are off to a great start. The Eagles are based in division 1
No 13 REDWOOD RANGERS (18-10) (7-3 WYL) Lost to Edison Tigers
Rangers didn’t play basketball last year because the VUSD forgot that they are in the kid business. Leading the Rangers will be junior Joey Volchko.
No 14 SUNNYSIDE WILDCATS (22-8) (9-1 NYL CHAMPIONS) Lost to Sanger Apaches 76-57
Wildcats will battle contend with seniors Deshawn Bias, Elyjah Lawson, Jaleel King, freshman Malachi Barnes, and freshman CJ Jones.
No 15 WEST VIKINGS (15-10) (4-6 SYL) Lost to Dinuba Emperors 58-48
64th Lloyd Williams Holiday Hoops Champions
If the Vikings can stay healthy, they will contend for a title. Keep an eye on senior guard Stephon Brooks who is very good along with seniors Ali Ramirez, Jalen Mccullough, junior guard Gustavo Chavez, and super sophomore ZyKavious Reese. The Vikings are based in division 3
No 16 RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS (15-13) (6-6 MOUNTAIN) Lost to Mt Whitney Pioneers 63-48
Warriors are off to a tremendous start with wins over Stockdale and Lemoore. The Warriors are a tweener division 2 or division 3 team. Leading the Warriors are seniors JT Trigueros, Angel Durazo, Destry Stevens, and juniors Terry Butler & Yash Patel
No 17 BAKERSFIELD DRILLERS (8-12) (4-6 SWYL)
The Drillers just haven’t put it together. Leading the Drillers are seniors Logan McGee, Arnold Ochoa, outstanding freshman Dominic Contreras and sophomore Jayden Dock. The computer has the Drillers in division 4. You can’t make this up. Since the Drillers are based in division 1 they move into division 2 and wait to see if they are in the top 16. The Drillers are based in division 1
PAGMETER DIVISION 3 RANKINGS
DIVISION 3 SECTION CHAMPIONS THE LAST 14 YEARS
2008 Hanford beat Kerman 74-62
2009 Hanford West beat Ridgeview 54-45
2010 Ridgeview beat Hoover 61-51
2011 Hoover beat Golden Valley 53-52
2012 Ridgeview beat Mt Whitney 43-40
2013 Independence beat Mission Oak 62-60
2014 Fresno High beat Roosevelt 62-61
2015 Porterville beat West 89-72
2016 Roosevelt beat Selma 60-36
2017 Selma beat Sanger 56-42
2018 Immanuel beat Sanger 68-57
2019 Immanuel beat Dinuba 70-39
2020 Bakersfield Christian beat Hoover 62-44
2021 Bakersfield Christian beat Nipomo 56-55
DIVISION 3 PLAYOFF BRACKET
DIVISION 3 PLAYOFF FIRST ROUND FINAL SCORES
No 1 Golden Valley Bulldogs beat No 16 Washington Union Panthers 51-39
No 8 Selma Bears beat No 9 Tulare Western Mustangs 79-69
No 5 Sierra Pacific Golden Bears beat No 12 Immanuel Eagles 78-70
No 13 El Diamante Miners beat No 4 Hanford West Huskies 48-42
No 14 Roosevelt Rough Riders beat No 3 Kingsburg Vikings 68-65
No 6 South Rebels beat No 11 Pioneer Valley Panthers 56-46
No 7 Atascadero Greyhounds beat 10 Coalinga Horned Toads 69-50
No 15 Clovis Cougars beat No 2 McLane Highlanders 63-55
QUARTERFINAL FINAL SCORES
No 1 Golden Valley Bulldogs beat No 8 Selma Bears 80-43
No 13 El Diamante Miners beat No 5 Sierra Pacific Golden Bears 56-39
No 14 Roosevelt Rough Riders beat No 6 South Rebels 67-56
No 7 Atascadero Greyhounds beat No 15 Clovis Cougars 62-55
SEMIFINAL FINAL SCORES
No 1 Golden Valley Bulldogs beat No 13 El Diamante Miners 70-37
No 7 Atascadero Greyhounds beat Roosevelt Rough Riders 68-47
FRIDAY DIVISION 3 SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP
Golden Valley Bulldogs beat Atascadero Greyhounds 87-73
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GOLDEN VALLEY BULLDOGS
DIVISION 3 SECTION CHAMPIONS
PAGMETER DIVISION 3 RANKINGS
No 1 GOLDEN VALLEY BULLDOGS (23-9) (6-4 SYL) DIVISION 3 SECTION CHAMPIONS
DIVISION 4 STATE PLAYOFFS beat Western 50-34. Beat Atascadero Greyhounds 84-75
Southern State Semifinals Lost to Scripps Ranch 70-57
Bulldogs are the sleeper team and if they stay in division 4, they will be a contender. Leading the Bulldogs are seniors J’Len Slaughter (13ppg) Markell Brooks (20 ppg) Jermaine Dabbs (14 ppg) and Kemonte Jackson (15 pp). The Bulldogs are based in division 4
No 2 ATASCADERO GREYHOUNDS (17-12) (6-6 MOUNTAIN)
DIVISION 4 STATE PLAYOFFS beat Artesia 63-49. Lost to Golden Valley Bulldogs 84-75
The Hounds coming off a 16-win season and plenty return. Leading the Greyhounds are seniors Logan Reyes, Jarren Fischer, Levi Meeks, Riley Coalwell, Stevie Waiters, Kaiden Abma, and junior Corbin Rossi. The Greyhounds are based in division 2
No 3 ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS (14-14) (4-6 NYL) Lost to Atascadero Greyhounds 68-47
DEFENDING DIVISION 2 SECTION CHAMPIONS
Riders are young, and a star is born with freshman James Miller (22 ppg). Some juniors to keep an eye on are 6’4 Mykayle McCoy, Elijah Gomez, and 6’3 Josh Nicholson. The Riders are based in division 2
No 4 EL DIAMANTE MINERS (13-13) (2-8 WYL) Lost to Golden Valley Bulldogs 70-37
Miners didn’t play last year and are off to a good start. Leading the Miners are seniors Darrin Fisher, Nick Nelson, Preston Boswell, 6’5 junior Cooper Schimpf who has great range and can shoot the 3-pointer, Ernesto Morales and Elijah Martinez. The Miners are based in division 2
No 5 SIERRA PACIFIC GOLDEN BEARS (21-6) (10-0 ESL CHAMPIONS) Lost to El Diamante Miners 56-39
The G Bears should be in division 4. The Golden Bears have big wins over Selma, Tulare Union and Tulare Western. Leading the G Bears are juniors Gil Maravilla (17 ppg), Lucas Sousa (15 p, pg) and 6’6 freshman Colin Dodd (9 ppg). The G Bears are based in division 4
No 6 SOUTH REBELS (19-9) (SEYL 9-1 CHAMPIONS) Lost to Roosevelt Rough Riders 67-56
Plenty of the Rebels return and this team is very athletic. Leading the Rebels is senior Zion Harris, juniors Armando Higuera, Tyrone Massey, and Prince Ellis. The Rebels are based in division 4
No 7 SELMA BEARS (16-11) (6-6 CSL) Lost to Golden Valley Bulldogs 80-43
Bears are getting better and better with every game. The Bears are pretty young with junior Nic Esparza, sophomores Luke Machnik, and Javon Hicks. The Bears are based in division 3 and should be playing in division 3
No 8 CLOVIS COUGARS (9-22) (0-10 TRAC) at Atascadero Greyhounds 63-55
In this new playoff format would have been great for the Cougars. The Cougars are not a tall team so they will have to play great defense and shoot lights out. Leading the Cougars is senior guard Diego Celaya. Since the Cougars are based in division 1 they move into division 2 and wait to see if they are in the top 16. The Cougars are now based in division 2 and can move into division 3
No 9 MCLANE HIGHLANDERS (20-8) (7-3 NYL) Lost to Clovis Cougars 63-55
Mendota Holiday Classic Champions.
This is one of the best Highlander teams in a while. Leading the Highlanders is senior Jaime Martinez who was named the MVP in the Mendota Holiday Classic. PJ Emery was named to the All-Tournament team.
Bulldogs are the sleeper team and if they stay in division 4, they will be a contender. Leading the Bulldogs are seniors J’Len Slaughter (13ppg) Markell Brooks (20 ppg) Jermaine Dabbs (14 ppg) and Kemonte Jackson (15 pp). The Highlanders are based in division 4
No 10 KINGSBURG VIKINGS (17-10) (8-4 CSL) Lost to Roosevelt Rough Riders 68-65
DEFENDING BACK TO BACK DIVISION 4 CHAMPIONS & DIVISION 5-A STATE CHAMPIONS
Vikings will battle you and should be in division 4. Leading the Vikings is senior Matt Ruegge who last year averaged 19 ppg and this year Matt broke a 55 year old school record by scoring 47 points in the win over CVC. Look for junior Connor McFall, senior Josh Quinonez, senior Nathan Garcia, and senior Gavin Gonzales to have a good year. The Vikings are based in division 4
No 11 TULARE WESTERN MUSTANGS (15-13) (8-2 EYL) Lost to Selma Bears 79-69
Mustangs are very streaky so far. They will get better and better. Keep an on the Ficher boys with junior Carmine and freshman Malachi.
No 12 HANFORD WEST HUSKIES (15-13) (7-5 CSL) Lost to El Diamante Miners 48-42
Atascadero Tournament Champions.
The Huskies have played a tough schedule. Leading the Huskies will be senior Sammy Sanchez (8ppg), juniors 6’6 Jaden Haire (22 ppg) and Oryin Turner. A star is born with freshman Remy Barnes (15 ppg). The Huskies are based in division 2
No 13 COALINGA HORNED TOADS (26-3) (10-0 WSL CHAMPIONS) Lost to Atascadero Greyhounds 69-50
The Toads really need to be in division 4 and the strength of schedule the rest of the way should keep moving them down. A star is born with freshman 6’4 Julius Olanrewaju (29 ppg) who already broke the school record for scoring 49 points in a game beating McFarland. Another outstanding freshman is Jaden Pena (13ppg). The Toads are based in division 4
No 14 PIONEER VALLEY PANTHERS (17-11) (10-0 OCEAN CHAMPIONS) Lost to South Rebels 56-46
Panthers are a very good team playing a tough schedule and should be in division 4 where they belong. The Panthers should not be in division 3. Leading the Panthers will be seniors sharpshooter Marcus Minera, Frankie Hin, Jomar Soriano, Isaiah Guerrero, and junior Nate Magni. The Panthers are based in division 2 and can move into division 3.
No 15 IMMANUEL EAGLES (15-13) (6-6 CSL) Lost to Sierra Pacific Golden Bears 78-70
Eagles always a 2nd half of the season team. Leading the Eagles are senior Ryan Chavez and sophomore Mikah Tolpezninkas. The Eagles are now based in division 3 after winning their appeal.
No 16 WASHINGTON UNION PANTHERS (13-11) (7-2 NSL) Lost to Golden Valley Bulldogs 51-39
Everybody returns from last year and the Panthers are still young. Leading the Panthers will be juniors Ta’vonn Hill, Ty Wynn, Mateo Raypon, and senior Lawrence Stell. The Panthers are based in division 4
No 17 RIDGEVIEW WOLF PACK (10-12) (2-5 SYL) Elite 8 Tournament Champions.
Wolf Pack have yet to put a streak together. Leading the Pack are seniors, Ruben Singh, Mekhi Johnson, Osean Williams, junior Fred Millsap, freshman’s Jovarie Hayden, and Cameron Boldin. The Wolf Pack are now based in division 2
No 18 SAN LUIS OBISPO TIGERS (10-16) (8-2 MOUNTAIN)
The Tigers have played a tough schedule so do not go by the record; the Tigers will be battle tested if they stay in division 5, they will be tough to beat. Big wins over Santa Maria, Morro Bay and Templeton. Since the Tiger are based in division 1 they move into division 2 and wait to see if they are in the top 16. The Tigers are now based in division 3 and after winning their appeal.
PAGMETER DIVISION 4 RANKINGS
DIVISION 4 SECTION CHAMPIONS THE LAST 14 YEARS
2008 Garces beat Memorial 55-53
2009 Bakersfield Christian beat Kingsburg 81-55
2010 Sierra beat Kingsburg 56-42
2011 Washington Union beat CVC 48-44
2012 CVC beat Sierra 76-49
2013 Exeter beat Laton 46-43
2014 Washington Union beat Coalinga 58-44
2015 Immanuel beat Granite Hills 70-50
2016 Immanuel beat Taft 60-44
2017 Immanuel beat Madera South 58-51
2018 Kerman beat Bakersfield Christian 55-49
2019 Foothill beat Bakersfield Christian 56-50
2020 Kingsburg beat Delano 71-59
2021 Kingsburg beat Washington Union 48-30
DIVISION 4 RANKINGS
Julius Olanrewaju from the Coalinga Horned Toads
Division 4 is a mixture of division 4 and division 5 teams all swirled together. Rosamond is undefeated and gets the No 1 seed. The CIF changed some teams around because of the travel.
Boys 🏀 D4 playoff bracket
Tuesday First round final scores
No 1 Rosamond Roadrunners beat No 16 Chavez Titans 87-65
No 9 Kerman Lions beat No at 8 Fowler Redcats 62-47
No 5 North Stars beat No 12 Mission Oak Hawks 61-47
No 4 Monache Marauders beat No 13 Nipomo Titans 63-59
No 14 Garces Rams beat No 3 Bishop Union Broncos 70-59
No 6 East Blades beat No 11 Firebaugh Eagles 69-44
No 7 Desert Scorpions beat No 10 Mojave Mustangs 58-42
No 2 Sierra Chieftains beat 15 Madera South Stallions 60-48
QUARTERFINAL FINAL SCORES
No 1 Rosamond Roadrunners beat No 9 Kerman Lions 71-53
No 4 Monache Marauders beat No 5 North Stars 65-46
No 14 Garces Rams beat No 6 East Blades 62-50
No 2 Sierra Chieftains beat No 7 Desert Scorpions 67-39
SEMIFINAL FINAL SCORES
No 1 Rosamond Roadrunners beat No 4 Monache Marauders 62-40
No 14 Garces Rams beat No 2 Sierra Chieftains 67-61
DIVISION 4 SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL SCORE
Garces Rams beat Rosamond Roadrunners 61-51
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GARCES RAMS
DIVISION 4 SECTION CHAMPIONS
DIVISION 4 RANKINGS
No 1 GARCES RAMS (14-20) (1-8 SWYL) DIVISION 4 SECTION CHAMPIONS
DIVISION 5 STATE PLAYOFFS beat United Christian Academy 61-39. Lost to Chaffey 51-44
Rams are a very young team and will only get better. Leading the Rams will be junior Isaiah Perry (10ppg), super sophomore Louis Duarte (18 ppg, 8 RB), sophomore Jack Gonzalez (7 PPG) and freshman’s Asher Garde (8ppg), & 6’5 Carson Acevedo (7PPG). Now that’s a young team! The Rams are based in division 3
No 2 ROSAMOND ROADRUNNERS (25-2) (15-0 HDL CHAMPIONS)
DIVISION 5 STATE PLAYOFFS Lost to La Quinta Ranchos 65-59
Roadrunners are off to a great start. Leading the Roadrunners are senior captains Alex Gonzalez (18ppg) and Sebastian Borrego (12ppg). Keep an eye on senior Seth Brown (8 ppg, 8rb), junior Aaron Blake (14ppg) and 6’4 freshman Moses Wright (16ppg). The Roadrunners will steam roll the rest of the way and it’s hard to say just how good they really are. The Roadrunners are based in division 5
No 3 SIERRA CHIEFTAINS (23-8) (8-1 NSL CHAMPIONS) Lost to Garces Rams 67-61
So far, the overachieving team of the year has to be the Chieftains who are a very young team. The Chieftains with big wins over McLane, Liberty of Bakersfield, and Frontier but they still have a school of 400. This new silly playoff format will penalize this great story of a small school. Sierra will be in division 4 or division 5. Leading the Chieftains is super sophomore 6’3 Logan Kilbert (Now over 1,000 points) who is a 3-sport star also in football and baseball. Juniors Camden Watt, Nate Kempen and sophomore 6’2 Luke Brown are all ready to have a big year. The Chieftains are based in division 5
No 4 MONACHE MARAUDERS (15-13) (5-4 EYL) Lost to Rosamond Roadrunners 62-40
Marauders have played a tough schedule. Leading the Marauders will be Senior Kaleb Salazar (20ppg) juniors Brandan Garcia (10ppg, 9RB), Jared Ojeda (7PPG, 6 RB), and Joseph Espinoza (7ppg). The Marauders are now based in division 3 after winning their appeal
No 5 NORTH STARS (16-11) (8-2 SEYL) Lost to Monache Marauders 65-46
Stars are a dangerous team. Leading the Stars will be seniors Andre Jefferson, Jacob Salazar, juniors Jerome Nichols, and Noah Wright who is averaging 25 points and 14 rebounds per game and one of the best players in the Central Section. The Stars are based in division 3
No 6 EAST BLADES (15-13) (7-3 SEYL) Lost to Garces Rams 62-50
Blades are looking at division 4 and that’s a great spot for them. Leading the Blades will be seniors Jason Sanders (10 PPG), Aaron Ramos (10 PPG), juniors Frank Garcia (14PPG) and Anthony Gamez (9 PPG). The Stars are based in division 3
No 7 DESERT SCORPIONS (15-6) (11-3 HDL) Lost to Sierra Chieftains 67-39
The Scorpions are off to a good start, should be in division 5 and could be the sleeper team with talent. Leading the Scorpions will be junior Derek Pangilinan (20PPG) and sophomore Boden Williams (19PPG). The Scorpions are based in division 5
No 8 KERMAN LIONS (12-17) (6-4 NSL) Lost to Rosamond Roadrunners 71-53
Kerman has a wacky coaching rule that forced outstanding Coach Tim Hurt to step down and the new coach is Tyler Morgan. The Lions are playing a tough schedule with a team starting over. Leading the Lions will be junior Logan Melgoza. The Lions are now based in division 4 after winning their appeal which really means division 5.
No 9 BISHOP UNION BRONCOS (15-6) (10-3 HDL) Lost to Garces Rams 70-59
Leading the Broncos will be junior Cain Omohundro who is averaging 24ppg and senior Kenyon Piper who is one of the best. The Broncos are based in division 5
No 10 FIREBAUGH EAGLES (17-6) (8-2 WSL) Lost to East Blades 69-44
The Eagles will contend for the WSL Title. Leading the Eagles are seniors Dimitri Escalante, Christopher Alfaro and juniors Jonathon Salazar & Fernando Mendoza. The Eagles are based in division 5
No 11 FOWLER REDCATS (17-7) (11-0 WSL CHAMPIONS) Lost to Kerman Lions 62-47
DEFENDING DIVISION 5 SECTION CHAMPIONS & DIVISION 6-AA STATE CHAMPIONS
The defending Division 5 Section Champions and State Champions graduated a ton. The Redcats should be able to defend their title in division 5. Leading the Redcats this year are seniors Kam Thomas who is one of the best small school players in the Central Section, Mathew Luevanos, Kennedy Lopez, Andrew Caraveo, and junior AJ Alvarado. The Redcats are based in division 5
No 12 MOJAVE MUSTANGS (11-3) (8-1 HILO CHAMPIONS) Lost to Desert Scorpions 58-42
The Mustangs are based in division 5
No 13 MISSION OAK HAWKS (12-18) (5-5 EYL) Lost to North Stars 61-47
Hawks are very athletic and hope to play more consistent basketball. Leading the Hawks are seniors Rudy Navarro, Manny Jimenez, Kaream Davis, Xavier Cortez, Jordan Pineda, Anthony Ledesma, Michael Iriye, and sophomore Anthony Jackson. The Hawks are based in division 3
No 14 MADERA SOUTH STALLIONS (11-15) (2-7 CMAC) Lost to Sierra Chieftains 60-48
Stallions are a scrappy team that has to play in the CMAC for one more year and against Memorial, Sanger, Bullard and Edison so expect the Stallions record to be under .500. The Stallions need to be in division 5. Leading the Stallions will be junior Erik Cervantes and senior Joe Galvan. The Stallions are based in division 4
No 15 NIPOMO TITANS (8-22) (2-10 MOUNTAIN) Lost to Monache Marauders 63-59
Titans come off a tremendous spring and are much better than their record with playing a tough schedule. Leading the Titans are seniors 6’5 Louis Dimodica, Nate Reese and outstanding 3-point shooting junior Lucca Hart. The Titans are based in division 3
No 16 CHAVEZ TITANS (14-12) (7-2 CO-SSL CHAMPIONS) Lost to Rosamond Roadrunners 87-65
The Titans will contend in the South Sequoia league. Leading the Titans will be seniors Kam Thomas who is one of the small school players in the Central Section, David Silva, Izaiah Hernandez, Vincent Edwards and juniors Alex Toralba & Jefferson Banaag. The Titans are now based in division 4 after winning their appeal
No 17 TULARE UNION TRIBE (5-20) (0-9 EYL)
Leading the Tribe will be seniors 6’5 Matthew Rivera, Jorge Gonzalez, and junior Nathan Hogg.
No 18 TEHACHAPI WARRIORS (4-15) (0-10 SYL)
Leading the Warriors will be seniors 6’5 Wyatt Baldwin, Matthew Jones, juniors Corey Perkins, Turtle Thomson, Evan Anderson. and Iven Sandholdt. The Warriors are based in division 3
No 19 FRESNO HIGH WARRIORS (5-21) (0-10 NYL)
The Warriors got crushed in the political cold game because of FUSD. Seniors Jaiver Butler (13 PPG) and Nahzae Cox (14 PPG &14 RB) are very good along with junior Jermaine Schexnader. The Warriors are now based in division 3 after winning their appeal
DIVISION 5 RANKINGS
The Division 5 Section Champions the last 14 years
2008 Immanuel beat Bakersfield Christian 66-61
2009 CVC beat Mission Prep 75-60
2010 CVC beat Mission Prep 53-37
2011 Fresno Christian beat Tranquility 74-53
2012 Fresno Christian beat Laton 60-40
2013 Tranquility beat Laton 46-33
2014 Immanuel beat Kern Valley 64-34
2015 Caruthers beat Kern Valley 45-41
2016 Kern Valley beat Fresno Christian 57-54
2017 California City beat Caruthers 77-72
2018 California City beat Corcoran 77-68
2019 Liberty Madera beat Firebaugh 65-46
2020 Fresno Christian beat Fowler 76-73
2021 Fowler beat Sierra 59-55
Boys 🏀 D5 bracket
Tuesday First Round Final Scores
No 1 Strathmore Spartans beat No 16 Avenal Buccaneers 60-47
No 8 Corcoran Panthers beat No 9 Chowchilla Tribe 67-57
No 5 Golden West Trailblazers beat No 12 McFarland Cougars 67-53
No 13 Kennedy Thunderbirds beat No 4 Granite Hills Grizzlies 49-43
No 3 Lindsay Cardinals beat No 14 Riverdale Cowboys 48-35
No 6 Central Valley Christian Cavaliers beat No 11 Reedley Pirates 45-37
No 10 Liberty Madera Hawks beat No 7 Fresno Christian Eagles 74-66
No 2 Highland Scots beat No 15 Mammoth Mustangs 66-34
QUARTERFINAL FINAL SCORES
No 1 Strathmore Spartans beat No 8 Corcoran Panthers 52-40
No 13 Kennedy Thunderbirds beat No 5 Golden West Trailblazers 47-43
No 6 Central Valley Christian Cavaliers beat No 3 Lindsay Cardinals 57-39
No 10 Liberty Madera Hawks beat No 2 Highland Scots 69-53
TUESDAY SEMIFINAL FINAL SCORES
No 13 Kennedy Thunderbirds beat No 1 Strathmore Spartans 55-44
No 6 Central Valley Christian Cavaliers beat No 10 Liberty Madera Hawks 82-45
FRIDAY DIVISION 5 SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP
Central Valley Christian Cavaliers beat Kennedy Thunderbirds 60-40
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CENTRAL VALLEY CHRISTIAN CAVALIERS
DIVISION 5 SECTION CHAMPIONS
DIVISION 5 RANKINGS
No 1 CVC CAVALIERS (10-18) (3-9 CSL) Division 5 Section Champions
DIVISION 5 STATE PLAYOFFS Lost to Villanova Prep 62-57
The young Cavaliers are starting to play some good basketball with a tough schedule. Leading the Caves are juniors Jaeden Moore, sophomore Justin Stroud and senior Carter Moons. The Cavaliers will be the team to beat if they stay in division 5. The Cavaliers are based in division 4
No 2 KENNEDY THUNDERBIRDS (14-19) (4-5 SSL)
DIVISION 5 STATE PLAYOFFS Lost to Harbor Teacher 64-60
The Birds are young and starting to play tremendous basketball at the right time and leading the way are juniors Daniel Rodriguez (25ppg), Jeremiah Guerra (9ppg), Jai Deleon (7ppg), and Gamiez Helm (9ppg).
No 3 STRATHMORE SPARTANS (19-9) (7-3 ESL) Lost to Kennedy Thunderbirds 55-44
Spartans will be playing their best basketball by playoff time. Head Coach Israel Valdez, coaching in his 2nd year has done a tremendous job winning the Sequoia league championship last year and the first league Championship since 1964 for the Spartans. Leading the Spartans will be seniors Roberto Bojorquez, Manuel Andrade, and Gabriel Bower. The Spartans are based in division 5 and beat Lindsay and Granite Hills.
No 4 LIBERTY MADERA HAWKS (13-16) (5-6 NSL) Lost to Central Valley Christian Cavaliers 82-45
Here is a team that plays hard for 32 minutes and will be ready for a division championship run. The Hawks have played a tough schedule and will be battle tested. Leading the Hawks are seniors Carson Stephens (23 PPG) who is tough to stop and now over 1000 career points, Dante Ciritella (16 PPG), Max Vestal (12 PPG) and junior Chris Baltierra (8PPG). The Hawks are now based in division 5 after winning their appeal
No 5 LINDSAY CARDINALS (19-11) (8-4 ESL) Lost to CVC Cavaliers 57-39
Watch out for the Cardinals because they are starting to get hot. The Cardinals get after it and keep an eye on junior Mark Sobrepena. The Cardinals are based in division 5 and could move into division 4.
No 6 HIGHLAND SCOTS (14-10) (4-6 SEYL) Lost to Liberty Madera Hawks 69-53
The young Scots are the sleeper team. Leading the Scots are seniors Ivan Hayden, Eternal Goddard, juniors Zack Ornelas, Brandon Baker, and sophomore Lance Haworth. The Scots are now based in division 5 after winning their appeal.
No 7 CORCORAN PANTHERS (15-14) (5-6 ESL) Lost to Strathmore Spartans 52-40
Panthers are getting better with every game they play and will be in division 5. Leading the Panthers are senior Julian Castillo, juniors Josh Serrano, Jason Mcomb and sophomore Joziah Alaniz who leads the team averaging 13 ppg.
No 8 GOLDEN WEST TRAILBLAZERS (8-22) (0-10 WYL) Lost to Kennedy Thunderbirds 47-43
No 9 GRANITE HILLS GRIZZLIES (19-8) (6-4 ESL) Lost to Kennedy Thunderbirds 49-43
Grizzlies will be in division 5 and will contend for a title. Leading the Grizzlies are seniors Michael Bailey, Jose Sanchez, Dario Alcantar, Gage Snider, juniors Bias Diaz, PG Angel Perez, and Andre Longoria. The Grizzlies are based in division 5
No 10 CHOWCHILLA TRIBE (13-13) (3-6 NSL) Lost to Corcoran Panthers 67-57
The Tribe are starting to play good basketball with seniors Waleed Escheik (11 PPG & 8 RB), Matthew Heffington (9PPG), Ethan Sandoval (8PPG), Angel Gonzales (8 PPG) and junior Paul Thiara (9 PPG). First time in 10 years that the Tribe/Redskins beat Kerman.
No 11 FRESNO CHRISTIAN EAGLES (15-15) (10-0 ESL CHAMPIONS) Lost to Liberty Madera Hawks 74-66
Eagles have played a division 1/division 2 schedule so don’t go by the record. Leading the Eagles is one of the best point guards in the Central Section with Orion Tomlinson who is now over 1,500 career points. The Eagles have a good group with senior Henry Baker, juniors Jake Blackburn, and Caleb Compton.
No 12 REEDLEY PIRATES (8-21) (3-7 NYL) Lost to Central Valley Christian Cavaliers 45-37
The Pirates are playing in the tough NYL and playing a hard schedule.
No 13 MCFARLAND COUGARS (13-1)3 (3-6 SSL) Lost to Golden West Trailblazers 67-53
Cougars are a very scrappy team that gets after it. Leading the Cougars will be senior Oscar Lopez (23PPG), juniors Christopher Samaniego (16 PPG) 6’5 Devon McCullough (9 PPG, 8 RB) and Isaac Herrera (11 PPG)
No 14 RIVERDALE COWBOYS (10-10) (5-4 WSL) Lost to Lindsay Cardinals 48-35
No 15 MAMMOTH HUSKIES (15-7) (5-7 HDL) Lost to Highland Scots 66-34
Off to great starts are senior Leo Daniels (16 PPG), sophomores Matt Petroni (12 PPG) and Tyler Jones (10 PPG).
No 16 AVENAL BUCCANEERS (13-10) (5-5 WSL) Lost to Strathmore Spartans 60-47
WASCO TIGERS (8-11) (5-4 SSL)
LONE PINE GOLDEN EAGLES (8-5) (7-2 HILO)
EXETER MONARCHS (8-20) (1-11 CSL)
TAFT WILDCATS (10-11) (5-3 SSL)
MENDOTA AZTECS (14-12) (5-5 WSL)
Keep an eye on the young Aztecs in division 5 with junior and the QB on the football team with Juan Ceja, along with Juniors Trey Duggan, Rodrigo Garcia, Rene Aguilar, senior Jesse Maldonado, and sophomore Sal Ayala.
SANTA MARIA SAINTS (11-17) (4-6 OCEAN)
The Saints will be battle tested and would be perfect in division 5. Leading the Saints will be senior Alex Milner, juniors Jorge Adame, Ben Quintero and sophomores Ethan Kemps & Felipez Ramirez.