Pleasant Valley boys’ basketball upsets No.2-ranked Clovis West

The Pleasant Valley boys’ basketball team followed California’s No.2-seeded Clovis West 18-13 after the first quarter, but the Vikings took a 32-28 halftime lead. and never gave up.

Pleasant Valley (12-1) defeated unbeaten Clovis West (15-1) 72-56 in the Modesto Christian tournament Tuesday to advance to the semi-finals against Durango (7-3) of Las Vegas, Nevada.

PV outscored the Golden Eagles 19-10 in the second quarter, 18-10 in the third quarter and 22-18 in the final quarter to secure the victory.

Noah Thomas topped PV with 30 points, and Chase Mitchell scored 18 points and took 11 rebounds. Luke Kremer also managed a double-double, scoring 15 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

PV captain Ned Joyce scored nine points. Vikings coach Tim Keating said Joyce was “instrumental in the press break and in finding his teammates with his seven assists.”

PV now faces Nevada’s No.3-seeded team Durango at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The winner will qualify today for the final of the Modesto Christian tournament.

Girls basketball preparation

Piedmont 80, Pleasant Valley 58: Pleasant Valley (9-6) lost to Piedmont (6-2) on Tuesday at the West Coast Jamboree.

Senior Mariah Letcher topped PV with 15 points, rookie AJ ​​Gambol scored 10 points and Caitlyn Vickery and Maddux Wilson scored nine points each. Ava Dunn added eight points to the Vikings.

For Piedmont, Natalia Martinez scored 28 points, Trinity Zamora scored 24 points and Madison Hill scored 17.

PV then plays at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the West Coast Jamboree at Granada High School.

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