It took double-overtime, but the Yosemite Badgers (8-10) beat Madera High (11-6) Friday night 55-50 to advance to the championship game of the Winter Shootout Tournament at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Four sophomore’s lead the scoring for the Badgers - Siena Oswald had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds, Hailey Rich scored 12 and had 7 steals, Lilly Graffigna had 11 points and Grace Fries added 10. A fifth sophomore, Sophie McGoldrick had 12 rebounds and added 5 points.
The team’s leading scorer, Fries, fouled out at the end of regulation play and sat out the two overtime periods. McGoldrick fouled out early in the first OT period and Oswald fouled out early in the second OT period.
Madera advanced to play Yosemite after beating Fresno High Thursday 47-43.
With the win, Yosemite, coached by Gay Blate, will face Sanger at 4 p.m. Saturday for the tournament championship. Sanger advanced after beating Hoover 60-33.
Thursday night the Badgers pulled off a 49-47 win over Bullard.
Fries and McGoldrick lead Yosemite scoring with 14 and 13 points.
Both the upper and lower gym at YHS are being used for games. In the other bracket Thursday, Sanger beat Kingsburg 51-42 and Hoover topped Clovis East 48-35.