FRESNO, Calif. (KGPE) – There’s good, there’s good and then there’s the Clovis West women’s basketball team.
What else can you say about a program that has won eight straight sectional championships, with a mixed state championship?
Make it nine straight section championships.
The Golden Eagles kept their dynasty alive on Thursday, defeating Clovis High, 53-36, to win the 2021 Open Division Sectional Championship.
Senior Nikki Tom led the way for Clovis West (19-0), scoring a high of 15 points.
“It means so much to me, going 4 for 4 is so amazing,” she said, referring to winning four sectional championships in four years. “I love my team, my coaches, everyone. I am so proud of our program.
“It was a lot of hard work and dedication because we didn’t know if we were going to play or if we were out for the rest of the season (due to the pandemic),” said compatriot Alyssa Kuniyoshi, who has scored 12 points. for the State’s No.3 team, according to Cal-Hi Sports. “But our team have come together and we have worked hard every day in training, and it has proven what we can accomplish.”
Megan Esler scored a team-high 13 points for the Cougars. They lost to the Golden Eagles for the third time this season.
“To be able to have a season, to have a playoff, to have it at home, that was really a remarkable thing for these kids,” said Clovis West head coach Craig Campbell.
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