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.
Clovis West’s season come to an end in a 61-50 loss to Windward of Los Angeles last Saturday in the Open Division of the Southern California regional finals. Junior Maddie Campbell scored 18 points & Aari’anna Sanders had 17 points. Campbell set three school records this season by scoring 737 points, making 120 3-pointers (which also is fourth best in section history), and scoring 41 points in one game earlier in the season. Maddie also has scored 1,265 career points.
Centennial of Bakersfield and not California City will go into the Central Section record book for the most three-pointers made in a season by a team. Centennial made 341 of those shots. After reviewing California City’s totals on MaxPreps, one game was listed twice (a February 20 game against Baker). That also adjusts the team’s three-pointers to 332 for the season, a school record but not a section mark.
Anthony Solario of Tranquillity pitched a 5-inning no-hitter with nine strikeouts and gave up no earned runs in a 12-2 win over Parlier.
Sophomore Makilia Martinez led North of Bakersfield to three wins in the Shafter Slugfest by going for 8-for-13 at the plate with eight RBI in four games. She also pitched the Stars to a 10-2 win over Cesar Chavez of Delano.
Junior Corinne Acosta of Exeter had a season high by going 4-for-5 at the plate with two triples and six RBI in a 24-0 win over Lindsay.
Freshman Jalyssa Ledesma of Fowler was perfect at the plate by going 4-for-4 with a double and a game high of five RBI in a 10-5 win over Kerman.
Clovis High stayed unbeaten for the season (10-0) by going 5-0 in the Kick-Off Classic in Las Vegas. Senior Danielle Lung pitched a three-hitter with 15 strikeouts in a 6-inning game that was the fourth game of the tournament for the Cougars. In the first 10 games, they also have scored 81 runs to 16 for their opponents.