College of the Sequoias scored an important victory as it seeks to secure an eight straight trip to the Northern California Regional women's basketball playoffs.
The NorCal No. 13-ranked Giants rallied from 12 points down on the road to beat NorCal No. 10 Fresno City 64-61 in a Central Valley Conference game Feb. 5.
A 3-point basket by Neli Diaz (McFarland) with 1:12 left in the third quarter gave COS a 50-49 lead. The Giants (16-8, 5-3) would not trail again while avenging a 76-59 loss to Fresno City (12-10, 4-3) on Jan. 11.
Felicia Ramirez (Caruthers) sank a 3-pointer with 1:56 left in the third quarter to cap a 16-3 run that saw the Giants claw back from a 43-31 deficit, highlighting a 13-point, six-rebound, two-assist performance.
COS is set to host NorCal No. 3 and state No. 9 Merced (19-5, 8-0) at 3 p.m. Feb. 8 at Porter Field House.
After Merced, the Giants have two more home games left in the regular season: Feb. 19 against Porterville and Feb. 21 against West Hills-Lemoore. Both games are scheduled to tip-off at 5 p.m.