Dinkins picked up the slack on a night the Merced offense struggled, scoring 13 points and adding nine rebounds and four steals to lead the Bears to a 42-21 win over Atwater in her final home game on Thursday night.
Merced spent most of Friday night playing from behind against Turlock, and ultimately never caught up as the Bulldogs held off the Bears 59-57 at Clemons Court in a game that ended with a controversial no-call at the buzzer by the referees.
Merced High’s Jabar Byrd and Buhach Colony’s Aundre Sherman grew up playing youth football together. Soon they will be playing college football together after they both verbally committed to accept scholarships to Humboldt State.
After two years as a role player, McNeill has become Mr. Everything for the Cougars this year and he showed why on Friday night, scoring 17 of his 26 points after the third quarter to lift Golden Valley to a thrilling 64-60 win over Merced in double overtime at Cougar Arena.