ATWATER -- Tori Johnson nailed four 3-pointers as the Golden Valley girls basketball team defeated Buhach Colony 38-35 on Tuesday night.
Golden Valley built a 12-point lead before BC cut the lead to three points by the end of the game.
"They started to apply a little bit of pressure," said Golden Valley coach Chris Tufts, whose team improved to 2-7 in the Central California Conference. "We had a couple fumbles, turnovers and travels and that cost us a bit."
Jessica Silva led Buhach Colony (1-8 CCC) with 15 points.
Premium content for only $0.99
For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today.
Toni Moore scored nine points for GV, which will host Merced on Thursday.
"We were able to pound the ball into the paint and extend the defense on the perimeter in the first half," Tufts said. "Tori only hit one three in the second quarter, but she had some good looks and forced the defense to extend out."
TURLOCK 67, LOS BANOS 24
LOS BANOS -- Turlock continued its perfect run through the CCC as Camille Roberts scored 20 points.
Turlock improved to 10-0 in the CCC.
Michelle Ceja led Los Banos with seven points.
PITMAN 62, ATWATER 51
TURLOCK -- Jasmine Washington was too much for Atwater.
Pitman's star took over the game to help her team pull away late.
Atwater cut Pitman's lead to four points with 90 seconds remaining, however, Pitman broke free for a couple easy layups to put the game away.
DOS PALOS 59, AVENAL 51
DOS PALOS -- Brianna Moore turned in a dominating 31-point performance in the post and Dos Palos handed Avenal (4-1) its first West Sierra League loss.
Kahani Blackmon chipped in 14 for DP (3-3).
STONE RIDGE 69,
MOUNTAIN OAKS 38
SAN ANDREAS -- Sophomore Ryan Flanagan drained a Stone Ridge Christian record eight 3-pointers en route to a career-high 37 points in a thrashing of Mountain Oaks.
Joe Ramos finished with 17 points for SRC (7-3 MVL, 11-8).
HILMAR 65, GUSTINE 24
HILMAR -- Hilmar jumped out to a 42-7 lead at the half. Noel Zaldana paced Hilmar with 18 points.
NEWMAN -- Gurpreet Sangha scored 32 points as Livingston improved to 9-3 in the WAC.
LE GRAND 56,
TURLOCK CHRISTIAN 53
TURLOCK -- Dannon Graham was on fire, hitting six 3-pointers on his way to a career high 30 points for Le Grand (8-4 Southern League).