ATWATER — Ebbonie Harris had a night to remember.
The Atwater forward scored 25 of her career-high 31 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to lift the Atwater girls basketball team to a 58-54 win over Golden Valley.
“She was huge in the fourth quarter and overtime,” Atwater coach Jason Boesch said. “She worked to get in those positions.”
Atwater (6-6 Central California Conference, 14-12 overall) needed Harris’ late heroics.
Golden Valley (2-10 CCC) took an 11-point lead into the fourth quarter.
“Down 11 heading into the fourth, I told them we have a chance to make it to the playoffs and asked if they wanted to end their seasons this way and they responded,” Boesch said.
Atwater played most of the game without starter Patience Madayag, who injured her knee on the first trip down the floor.
Tori Johnson led Golden Valley with 15 points.
Atwater will now have to wait until Sunday to see if it made the playoffs.
Atwater came into the week ranked No. 18 in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II power rankings.
“We’re going to practice and then we’ll wait and see,” Boesch said.
GOLDEN VALLEY 54 (OT)
Golden Valley 11 12 12 14 5 -- 54
Aatwater 5 12 7 25 9 -- 58
GOLDEN VALLEY -- Brittney Plummer 2, Tori Johnson 15, Kat Blake 6, Toni Moore 3, Vanessa Aleman 19, Sam Martinez 9. Totals: 20 13-19 54.
ATWATER -- Amber Gutierrez 4, Monique Flores 3, Ebbonie Harris 31, Nikki Scharafin 1 Mari Valdez 1, Sam Murphy 2, Jordyn White 4, Mellissa Valentine 7, Melanie Valentine 5. Totals: 22 13-28 58.
3-pointers: Golden Valley 3 (Johnson 2, Martinez), Atwater 1 (Flores); Total Fouls: Golden Valley 21, Atwater 19; Foul Outs: Golden Valley (Moore), Atwater (White).
Records: Golden Valley 2-10 CCC; Atwater 6-6 CCC, 14-12.
JV -- Atwater won.
Frosh -- Golden Valley won.
BUHACH COLONY 24
ATWATER -- Merced held Buhach Colony to just two points in the first and fourth quarters.
Merced finishes the regular season with an 8-4 record in the Central California Conference, which tied Pitman for second place.
Britney Huddleston led the way for Merced with seven points.
Jessica Silva led BC (1-11 CCC) with 15 points.
GUSTINE -- Maria Flores and Ariana Rivera each scored 10 points as Livingston wrapped up a share of the Western Athletic Conference championship.
Livingston (13-2 WAC, 19-8 overall) jumped out to a 26-7 lead at the half.
Thirteen different Livingston players scored.
Livingston shared the conference championship with Patterson.
LE GRAND 50, DELHI 27
DELHI -- Miranda Flores scored 14 points to help Le Grand end the regular season with a win over Delhi.
Veronica Moreno added 13 points and Berta Granados 10 points for Le Grand (13-2 Southern League, 19-8 overall).
DOS PALOS 78,
MENDOTA -- Brianna Moore scored 26 points to help Dos Palos end the season second in the West Sierra League with a 5-3 record.