Here’s some record updates and highlights of top coaches, players & teams from the past two weeks as reported to us from CIF Central Section historian Bob Barnett of Fresno. Bob has done phenomenal work on behalf of CIF Central Section schools, athletes and coaches for more than 40 years.
Tulare Union’s Mark Hatton and Brad Felder of Hanford both reached 500 career wins two weeks ago. Hatton was the first, which came on Tuesday January 16, when Tulare beat Delano 68-37. Felder’s came on Friday, January 19 when the Bullpups topped Lemoore 80-69.
Senior Ronnie Stapp of Bakersfield scored a career high by scoring 31 points in a 91-45 blowout win last week over Stockdale. Stapp also scored 21 points and had a season high of 12 rebounds in a losing effort against Liberty of Bakersfield (66-60).
Senior Tiveon Stroud of Selma became the third player on the team to score 1,000 career points. Tiveon scored 15 points in a 71-56 win over Kingsburg and now has 1,002 career points.
Max Robledo of Baker had a big week by scoring 32 points, hitting six 3-pointers and getting 13 rebounds & seven steals in a tough loss to Immanuel Christian (63-61). Max came back with 29 points with seven 3-pointers & 11 rebounds in a 67-45 win over Owens Valley.
From a game two weeks ago, senior Jose Bautista of Arvin set a school record by scoring 50 points to go along with eight 3-pointers on 17-of-48 attempts in a 75-74 losing effort against Kennedy of Delano.
Junior captain Raymond Paramo of Farmersville had a nice week two weeks ago by scoring 30 points in a 67-33 win over Kings Christian of Lemoore and then had a career high of 35 points in a 69-63 win over Wonderful Academy.
Junior Madison Campbell has set another school record at Clovis West of Fresno as she pushed her season total of 3-pointers to 95. That achievement came in the game after the Golden Eagles beat Clovis North in a showdown of state-ranked squads. Madison passed Kristi Fulton, who made 94 3-pointers in 1991. Clovis West beat Clovis 43-34 in the second game and pushed its Tri-River Athletic Conference win streak to 54, the second longest in school history and approaching the record of 58 from 2005-11.
Kiara Brown of Tulare had quite a week by scoring 27 points, grabbing 28 rebounds & posting seven blocks in a 52-66 loss to a fine Mission Oak of Tulare squad. In the second game of the week, she scored 35 points and pulled down 15 rebounds in a 68-42 win over Tulare Western. Kiara is averaging 26.2 for the season.
Jazmine Soto of Strathmore became the third freshman in section history to score 600 points in a season when she scored 18 points in a 61-40 win over Granite Hills of Porterville. Soto also had a big night against Lindsay by scoring a game high of 31 points and had 10 steals & made 10 free throws in a 68-39 win. Soto is averaging 25.3 for the season with 605 points.
In an effort from two weeks ago that helped her get named as the Cal-Hi Sports NorCal Player of the Week, senior MaryJane Jones of East Bakersfield set a school record by scoring 52 points in a 74-52 victory against Tehachapi. That also ties her for the third most points scored in Central Section history. MaryJane also had 10 rebounds, 10 assists & made 13 of 17 free throws.
Lanie Jackson of Bakersfield Christian scored a career high of 39 points and had nine assists for the game in a 66-41 win over Arvin.
Junior Hannah Hurley of Kern Valley is continuing to lead the section in scoring. She scored 35 points and had 10 rebounds two weeks ago in a 62-52 loss to Desert of Edwards AFB.
Felicia Ramirez of Caruthers had one of the state’s top triple-doubles of the season so far with 37 points, 14 steals & 14 rebounds in a 89-15 win over Riverdale.
Finally, in another game from two weeks ago, Aliyah Johnson of North Bakersfield scored a season high of 34 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as the Stars beat Mira Monte of Bakersfield.