The Yosemite Badgers girls varsity basketball team remains one game back in the North Sequoia League standings after two decisive league victories over Washington Union and Chowchilla by the scores of 51-25 and 63-29 respectively.
The Badgers two leading scorers, senior Sierra Dominici and junior Veronica Miller continued their double digit scoring.
Dominici, a 5-foot-6 guard, led the way from long distance in both games with 21 points against Washington Union, hitting three 3-pointers, and 20 points against Chowchilla hitting five 3-point shots.
Miller had 13 and 17 points in both games to go with nine and 15 rebounds.
Dominici is averaging 14.3 points per game, good for a No. 15 ranking in the Central Section. Miller is scoring at a 13.2 average per game and averages more than 10 rebounds per game.
Senior Kaley Mumm, a third year varsity player, scored a season high 15 points in the Chowchilla game.
According to coach Gary Blate, Mumm had knee surgery last year and an ankle injury earlier this season.
"Her ability to score is going to be critical to the Badgers success in the remainder of the season," Blate said.
Another senior, Jensen Eames, also a third year senior, sustained a foot injury before the first game and is expected to be able to practice this week.
JVs get two more wins
The Badger girls JV team (12-4, 3-1 NSL)) picked-up two more league wins last week.
In one of the most lopsided games of the year in the Central Section, Yosemite beat Washington Union 51-9 on Jan. 28.
Last Friday the team took on Chowchilla, winning 50-34. It was Allie Stearns who started Badgers on a scoring run. Natalie Chamberlain also stepped up for the team.
"The team has been playing amazing," said coach Patricia O'Neill. "I could not be more proud as I was Friday night."
Showdown with Sierra Friday in Tollhouse
On Tuesday,the teams hosted Kerman and a varsity victory would set tomorrow night's (Friday) showdown at Sierra as the opportunity for Yosemite to win their 12th straight league championship. The JV team plays at 3:30 p.m. and the varsity at 6:30 p.m.
On Saturday, the Badgers travel to Selma High School to take on Redwood at 5 p.m. in a non-league game with major implications on the seeding for the Division II playoffs. With a victory against Redwood, the Badgers should be able to secure a No. 2 or No. 3 seed having beaten both of the other teams which would be considered. The advantage being avoiding a long trip to the No. 1 seed Garces (Bakersfield) prior to the Central Section finals at Fresno's Selland Arena.