Golden Valley comes up short to Clovis East

MERCED -- No games.

No practice.

Chris Tufts doesn't want to see his girls near the gym today.

The Golden Valley girls basketball coach feels his team needs a break after playing six games in five days.

Tufts watched his girls tire out in the second half as Clovis East rallied for a 61-52 win Tuesday night.

"It was our first home game in that stretch of six games," Tufts said. "We kind of ran out of gas.

Golden Valley (5-5) watched as Clovis East erased an eight-point halftime deficit with a 15-2 run to start the third quarter.

Turnovers on offense and sloppy defense sealed GV's fate.

"Clovis East just made better adjustments than we did at halftime," Tufts said.

"It's not the girls' fault. It's my fault. I need to do a better job of doing my homework."

Golden Valley had all the momentum in the first half.

Porsha Grayson and Becky Morris led the way as GV took a 30-22 lead into intermission.

Grayson finished with 17 points and Morris scored 16.

However, the offense went cold in the third quarter.

"We didn't come out strong in the second half," Grayson said. "We didn't put a body on anybody. Our defense was sloppy."

Clovis East's Jasmine Cooper and Kim Pree combined for 13 points during the third quarter.

Teammate Erikka Banks led all scorers with 19 points.

"We play great defense for 14 to 16 seconds," Tufts said. "It's that last 10 seconds that gets us.

"We blow an assignment and give up an easy basket."

GV has 10 days off before the Tracy tournament.

"We get a break," Tufts said.

ENOCHS 62, LOS BANOS 46, at Enochs -- Stephanie Bell scored 14 of her game-high 23 points in the second half as the Eagles (6-5) defeated the Tigers (3-3). Jalissa Freeman added 14 points and seven steals for Enochs.

Brooke Silva had 18 points and Michelle Ceja 14 for Los Banos.

EAST UNION 47, JOHANSEN 24, at Johansen -- Ashley Rose's 17 points included two 3-pointers, Shalane Jackson chipped in 10 points and the unbeaten Lancers (6-0) outscored the Vikings (3-7) 22-3 in the second quarter en route to the victory.

BEYER 55, SIERRA 28, at Beyer -- Hannah Miller scored 20 points, including six 3-pointers, as the Patriots (8-1) beat the Timberwolves (3-4). Teammate Becca Biard had eight points and 11 rebounds.

PATTERSON 30, CENTRAL VALLEY 25, at Patterson -- Cassie Coble scored 14 points, including a big 3-pointer in the fourth quarter to give her team the lead, as the Tigers (3-5) held off the Hawks (3-4).

Alyssa Long led Central Valley with eight points.

DAVIS 46, OAKDALE 32, at Oakdale -- Anecia Brown scored 13 points and Breihanna Castilleja added eight as the Spartans toppled the Mustangs (3-2).

Cassandra Clark, Hannah Stanton and Jennie Paugh each scored eight to lead Oakdale.