*12-28-14 to 1-3-15
Immanuel lost their first two games of the season this week at the Modesto Christian Hoops Tournament. The first loss was a close two point loss to Modesto Christian, and their second loss came to El Cerrito who is one of the best teams in the state. Fresno High and Madera South High are now the only 2 teams to have only one loss in the Fresno Area.
Clovis West looked very strong, and is most likely the next team to take over the top ten if Fresno High or Madera South lose next week. No matter how you cut it, there is a lot of competitive teams. One week can completely change the momentum of who is the dominant team in the valley.
Game recaps of the week:
Royal 48, Memorial 43
On Monday, The Royal Highlanders (Simi Valley, CA) were able to hold on for a 48-43 victory over the Memorial Panthers at the Clovis Elks Classic. A couple missed shots in the fourth quarter for Memorial was all it took for them to lose the momentum and the game. The Panthers leading scorers were Lunden Taylor (15), and Ryan Beecher (10). The Highlanders leading scorer was Austin Arnoldini (12).
Fresno 74, Selma 63
On Tuesday, The Fresno Warriors defeated The Selma Bears 74-63. Gabriel Castillo nailed 22 points for the Warriors. Selma kept the game close, but lost grip in the fourth quarter.
Fresno 59, Madera 44
Fresno won their second game of the week on Friday when they beat Madera. The Warriors Lee Major and Gabriel Castillo were the high scorers with 14 points each. The Coyotes high scorer was their big man Ethan Richardson with 19 points.
Clovis West 81, Stagg 61
Clovis West also won for the second time this week. Their point guard #5 had an impressive game, and the ball was spread around nicely. The Golden Eagles dominated all aspects of the game.
FresYes! Top Ten as of 1-3-15
1. Fresno Warriors 9-1
2. Madera South Stallions 9-1
3. Roosevelt Rough Riders 11-2
4. Immanuel Eagles 11-2
5. Clovis West Golden Eagles 9-3
6. Selma Bears 7-3
7. Edison Tigers 7-4
8. Central Grizzles 8-5
9. Sunnyside Wildcats 10-7
10. Liberty Hawks 6-3
- Immanuel makes it look easy; Golden Eagles soar past the Grizzlies - February 14, 2015
- Immanuel and Fresno High unstoppable; Central making a late run. - February 4, 2015
- Central stuns Clovis West, Roosevelt stumbles but not out. - January 27, 2015