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CVC rallies to beat Exeter in OT


12:00 AM, Feb. 06, 2013 EST

Exeter's Eli Garver drives to the basket during a Central Sequoia League game against Central Valley Christian on Tuesday at CVC. / Michael Alvarez

The Central Valley Christian boys basketball team overcame a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Exeter 51-43 in overtime in a Central Sequoia league game on Tuesday in Visalia.

The Cavaliers trailed 34-24 heading into the fourth quarter, but outscored Exeter 27-9 over the final 12 minutes of the game.

Josh Payne scored 16 points to lead the Cavaliers, Alex te Velde scored 10 points, and Craig Kampen chipped in with nine points.

Exeter was led by Cody Tilley with 14 points and Eli Garver with 13 points.

Both teams entered the game with 4-2 CSL records.

The Cavaliers improved to 5-2 in league and 11-12 overall, moving one step closer to a fifth straight CSL title.

The Monarchs fell to 4-3 and 17-5 overall.

Tulare Union 79, Delano 49: Keonta Vernon will conclude his decorated career as one of the top players in the history of Tulare Union as the school's leading scorer.

Vernon broke the school's career scoring record in the Redskins East Yosemite League win over the Tigers at Sim Iness Gymnasium.

Vernon had 17 points to push his career mark to 1,806 points. The record was previously held by Myron Epps, now the head coach at Mission Oak. According to Central Section historian Bob Barnett, Epps had 1,793 points during his playing career at Tulare Union before heading off to play at San Diego State.

Vernon will be attending Wyoming next season on a basketball scholarship.

"It's an amazing accomplishment. For a kid that has been so unselfish throughout his career, this is quite a feat," Tulare Union coach Mark Hatton said. "We've played basketball at Tulare Union for over 100 years, and to be No. 1 on that list is something special."

Oscar Reyes had a career-best 25 points to lead Tulare Union (19-5, 6-1). The Redskins host Porterville on Thursday in their final regular-season home game.

Mission Oak 73, Monache 47: The Hawks remain perfect in EYL action with a rout of the Marauders at Mission Oak.

Blake Shannon had a game-high 28 points for Mission Oak (21-3, 7-0). Kollan Mundley had 13 points and 13 rebounds. Bobby Alvarado added 12 points.

Boys Soccer

Farmersville 2, McFarland 1: The Aztecs defeated the Cougars to clinch their second straight East Sierra League title and 10th league title in 14 years under coach Michael Jordan.

Juan Cisneros put the Aztecs on the scoreboard on an assist from Ramon Franco, and Pedro Berber scored the teams' second goal on another assist from Franco.

Ruben Valencia had eight saves to help preserve the win.

The Aztecs improved to 19-3-3 overall and 7-0-1 in league.

Central Valley Christian 2, Exeter 0: The Cavaliers defeated the Monarchs in a Central Sequoia League game and secured their first playoff berth in four years.

Jay te Velde scored in the first half for CVC, and Kees Knevelbaard scored in the second half on an assist from Kyle Vizzolini.

Goalkeeper Blake Jacobi had six saves as CVC improved to 4-4-1 in the CSL and 11-9-1 overall.

Tulare Union 1, Mission Oak 0: The Redskins scored their first EYL win by taking down the Hawks at Mission Oak.

Tulare Union junior Enrique Gutierrez scored the match's lone goal midway in the second half. Ricky Abundis had three saves for the Redskins.

Monache 4, Tulare Western 2: The Mustangs went into halftime tied 2-2, but the Marauders scored twice in the second half to pull out the win and move one step closer to an East Yosemite League title.

Edgar Gamez scored the first goal for Tulare Western on an assist from Gustavo Carranza.

Carranza scored just before halftime on an assist from Daniel Avalos.

The Mustangs (10-8-4, 5-3-1) close out the regular season at home against Tulare Union on Thursday.

Girls Soccer

Tulare Western 3, Monache 0: The Mustangs stayed in the hunt for an EYL title with a victory over the Marauders in Tulare.

Nicole Mattos, Haley Dewitt Martinez and Anyssa Dominguez all scored for Tulare Western (15-3-2, 8-1), which trails Tulare Union by half a game in the EYL standings. The Mustangs visit the Redskins at 6 p.m. Thursday in their final regular season game. Tulare Union beat Tulare Western 3-0 on Jan. 23.

Martinez and Dominguez each assisted a goal as well.

Tulare Union 5, Mission Oak 0: The Redskins remained undefeated in EYL competition with a win over the Hawks to avenge a 1-1 tie at Mission Oak on Jan. 17, the only blemish on the team's league record.

Breanne Martinho, Maria Orozco, Mariah Costa, Lynzee Gilliland and Anekka Guy each scored for Tulare Union (16-6-4, 8-0-1).

Marisa Porter made two assists. Jordana Guy, Martinho and Orozco each assisted one goal. Tristin Martin made two saves to preserve the shutout.

Central Valley Christian 1, Exeter 0: Alanna Jameson scored the game's only goal for the Cavaliers to clinch a CSL title against the Monarchs in Exeter.

Jameson's goal came in the 64th minute on a free kick by Nicole Bouiva for CVC 1 (11-7-3, 7-0-1). Emily White made seven saves to preserve the shutout.

Girls Basketball

Woodlake 36, Corcoran 28: Regina Ramirez came up one steal shy of recording a triple-double as the Tigers defeated the Panthers in an East Sequoia League game.

Ramirez finished with 10 points, 15 rebounds and nine steals.

Gabby Diaz added 12 points for Woodlake, which improved to 4-3 in league.

Exeter 38, CVC 29: Jacque Hutcheson scored 14 points and the Monarchs defeated the Cavaliers in a Central Sequoia League game.

Jamie Dykstra scored 11 points to lead the Cavaliers.

Exeter improve to 14-9 overall and 4-3 in league. CVC fell to 5-14 and 0-7.

JC Softball

COS 7, Modesto 0: Mayleen Mazon (Mission Oak) pitched a no-hitter to catcher Honesty Rodriquez (Dinuba) as the Giants won Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Pirates Saturday in Modesto.

College of the Sequoias (4-0) was led by Taylor Wright with two singles and a double that drove in two runs. Brigit Godfrey and Jenna Facchini (Tulare Union) each had two hits as well.

Mazon pitched all seven innings. She gave up only two walks and struck out two.

COS 4, Modesto 3: The Giants rallied from a 3-0 deficit to complete a sweep of the Pirates with a narrow Game 2 win.

COS completed to comeback with two runs in the seventh inning.

Frankie Jo Perez pitched four complete innings, giving up three runs on three hits with three walks and one strikeout. Facchini who pitched two innings in relief, giving up no runs, on two hits with three strike outs. Mayleen Mazon earned the win in the seventh inning with a one-hit frame to finish it off.

The Giants' offense was led by Rodriguez with two doubles, a single and two runs scored.

 

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