Lady Toads Go To Selland Arena

Girls’ Basketball team will play Caruthers at Selland Arena Friday at 2 PM following their win last night or 43: 39 at their last home game. After the game on Friday, they will play in state finals. They will practice tomorrow (Thursday) at WHC Lemoore Arena to get a glimpse of the  difference in space they will have on Friday.

CHS senior Serena Ybarra, #4, along with her teammates managed to defeat Chowchilla in Division 4 CIF playoffs Tuesday night, earning a trip to Selland Arena where they will take on Caruthers Friday at 2 PM.

[Mary’s version of the game: “I am in no way a sports writer. These statements reflect my own emotions and observations rather than any actual expert.]

Tuesday’s game against Chowchilla was a grappling battle on the court. With the crowd’s deafening roar, signals and communication was difficult but the toads pulled off a win due to their tenacity, passion and honed skills. 

Starting off with a slow burn, the score was wrong side up 20:22 at the end of the first half. When the toads returned to the court after half-time, their resolve was fortified and they immediately began to show their ability to dominate. Both defenses were vigorous. 

Every score brought fans to their feet and every foul was equally noted. When the final buzzer sounded, the crowd wen


t completely bonkers with cheering, singing, waving, leaping from seats, hugging and even tears. 

It was a memorable evening of community spirit and school pride.

Coalinga Press Congratulates the team players, coaches, assistants, parents, friends and families who have supported the women to victory. 

Friday’s division championship will be played at Selland Arena, 2 PM.