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Roundup: Tulare Union tops Tulare Western in boys basketball

Local Roundup


12:00 AM, Feb. 16, 2013 EST

The Tulare Union Redskins completed the regular season with one of their more thrilling wins in recent memory with a 71-70 overtime victory over the Tulare Western Mustangs Friday night at Tulare Western High School.

Oscar Reyes scored five of his game-high 24 points over the final 90 seconds of overtime to lift Tulare Union (21-6, 8-2). Reyes hit a layup with 11 seconds left in overtime to pull the Redskins to a 70-70 tie. He was fouled on the play, and Reyes knocked down the free throw to put Tulare Union up 71-70.

Tulare Western's final shot went in, but it went off after the clock expired.

"Huge win," Tulare Union coach Mark Hatton said. "Tulare Western played so hard. [Tulare Western] was ahead the entire game until late in the fourth quarter. We finally got up by three, but then [Tulare Western's] Robin De Shazer hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime. Just a great, great effort by Tulare Western."

Abram Lyons added 15 points for Tulare Union, and Keith Mitchell had 13 points. The Redskins were without senior star Keonta Vernon, who suffered an ankle injury Wednesday against Mission Oak.

David Booker had 16 points to lead Tulare Western (6-19, 3-7). Kobe Portillo added 14 points, and Vince Caporale had 12 points.

Mission Oak 66, Delano 44: Will Shannon scored 18 points as the Hawks beat the Tigers in an EYL game.

Bobby Alvarado added 12 and Matt Zorn scored 10 for Mission Oak (24-3, 10-0).

Dinuba 62, Exeter 49: Ernesto Ruiz scored 25 points for the Emperors in a Central Sequoia League win over the Monarchs.

Marcus McMaryion added 16 points for Dinuba (21-6, 7-3). Caleb Harden led Exeter (19-6, 6-4) with 12 points. Brandon Birones added 11 and Eli Garver scored 10.

Girls Basketball

El Diamante 56, Golden West 45: Danielle Aguirre scored 18 points for the Miners in a West Yosemite League win over the Trailblazers.

Paige Richardson added 12 points for El Diamante (4-20, 2-10) and Katie Reeves scored 10. Jordyn Street led Golden West (8-16, 2-10) with 13 points.

JC Baseball

COS 7, Cosumnes River 3: Christian Gastelum (Tulare Union) went 3-for-4 with three RBIs to lead the Giants to a nonconference win.

Nick Stoll had four hits and three runs for COS (4-4).

Leland Tilley (El Diamante) improved to 3-0 with the win. Tilley scattered five hits and three runs in 5 1/3 innings. Russ Ortiz (Tulare Union) tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings, and Ryan Guardardo (Mt. Whitney) didn't allow a run in the ninth.

JC Softball

COS 13, Gavilan 2: Brigit Godfrey batted 3-of-4 with a home run and four runs batted in during a Giants win in the Stars-n-Stripes Tournament in Visalia.

College of the Sequoias scored eight runs in the first inning and five in the fourth.

Jenna Facchini was the winning pitcher. She did not allow any runs over three innings pitched with three strikeouts and two hits allowed.

COS 9, Ohlone 2: The Giants scored in every inning but one during a win in the Stars-n-Stripes tournament in Visalia.

Facchini batted 2-of-2 with a run and two runs batted in.

Mayleen Mazaon hit a triple, scored and drove in two runs. She was also the winning pitcher with seven innings pitched, two strikeouts and two runs allowed on six hits.

JC Women's Tennis

COS 5, Santa Barbara 4: The Giants won their final match before the beginning of the Big 8 South Conference season.

Amy Clifton, Allie Rosa, Jessica Gonzales and Briana Rodriguez each picked up victories in their singles matches to lead the way for COS (2-4).

 

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