Coyotes avenge loss with huge win
Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune
Madera’s JoJo Pickens pulls up in front of Madera South’s Ahmed Sharhan for a jumper during Wednesday’s rout of the Stallions.
The last time the Madera Coyotes faced the Madera South Stallions, the Stallions turned a 16-point deficit into a one-point win. This time, the Coyotes left no doubt with an 80-41 victory over the Stallions in the third place game of the Central Valley Invitational at Madera South.
The Coyotes turned the game into a rout by outscoring the Stallions 56-15 in the second and third quarters before invoking the 40-point running clock in the fourth quarter.
Madera had four players score in double figures, led by Elias Torres with 24 points. He also pulled down eight rebounds. J’Sean gonzalez added 16 points to go with seven rebounds.
Stevie Estrada and Shovawn Gonzales scored 13 points each with Estrada bringing down seven rebounds with six steals.
Madera South couldn’t find its offense. Ahmed Sharhan led the Stallions with 14 points.
Maurice Snowden scored nine points with a pair of 3-pointers. Daniel Valdez added eight points for Madera south.
Madera South opened the scoring when Isaiah Ford hit a 3-pointer. The Coyotes answered with a Torres 3-pointer.
Ford gave the Stallions the lead with a layup off a long pass from Erik Cervantes.
Estrada hit a short jumper and found Shovawn Gonzales for a layup. Pickens made a short floater for a 9-5 lead.
Valdez cut the lead to two with a layup. After an Estrada free throw, Valdez made a layup to cut the lead to one midway through the first quarter.
Then, the Coyotes took control of the game by scoring the next nine points.
Jazir Alejandre hit a short jumper, Torres put back his own miss, Pickens made a short jumper and Torres completed a 3-point play for a 19-9 lead.
Valdez made a driving bucket to close out the first quarter and opened the second quarter with another layup to cut the lead to six.
Madera then went on a 18-0 run to turn a six-point game into a 24-point lead.
Torres started the run with a 3-pointer. Estrada got a steal in the backcourt and made a layup. Another Estrada steal led to a J’Sean Gonzales driving layup to double-up the Stallions, 26-13.
Shovawn Gonzales put back a miss and then found his brother, J’Sean, for a layiup. Shovawn Gonzales made a layup, and was fouled. He missed the free throw, but Torres put it back in for a 34-13 lead.
Torres hit a 3-pointer to put a capper on the 18-0 run for a 37-13 lead.
Sharhan hit a 3-pointer answer Torres’ 3-pointer. However, Madera came back with six straight points. J’Sean Gonzales drove in for a driving layup and Torres made two free throws and turned an Estrada steal into a layup.
Sharhan made a layup, but the Coyotes scored the next six points. J’Sean Gonzales made a layup, Torres put back a miss and Shovawn Gonzales made a layup for a 49-18 lead.
Sharhan closed the first half with a 3-point play and the Stallions trailed 49-21.
The Coyotes kept finding the hoop in the third quarter with a pair of 3-pointers from J’Sean Gonzales and another from Shovawn for a 60-21 lead.
Torres made a layup, Estrada put back a miss and Gonzales made a layup for a 66-21 lead.
After Snowden hit a jumper, Alejandre drained a 3-pointer. Estrada put back a pair of misses to open the lead to 50.
Snowden hit a 3-pointer to stop the run. Estrada hit a 15-foot jumper for a 75-26 lead at the end of the third quarter.
Sharhan opened the fourth quarter with a free throw and a 3-pointer. Hector De Jesus made a layup. Then, Cervantes banked in a 3-pointer and Snowden hit another for an 11-0 run to open the fourth quarter.
While Snowden and Cervantes closed the Stallions’ scoring, Madera reserves Cam Walker hit a 3-poitner and Marcus Brava made a layup for the 80-41 victory.