by BRIDGET CAHILL
Number 5 seed, El Diamante, defeated the number 4 seed Tulare Union in the first round of playoffs last Saturday. The Lady Miners dominated the game and finished with a 13-8 lead. The girls held at least a three point lead throughout the game. Rylee Pierce was the leading scorer, earning 6 goals for the team. Brenna Hatcher followed with 4 goal; Brooke Rivas, Andy Morales, and Mandi McCaslin each had one. Hatcher and Rivas had three steals each and Courtney Berk finished with 7 blocks. The girls will advance to the semi finals to play the number 1 seed Garces; this will take place on November 20 in Bakersfield. If they pull off another victory, the will have a shot at Valley on November 22.