Independence Scores Easily, Often In Win Over West

Independence held West scoreless for a nearly five minute stretch of the second quarter and took a 30-7 halftime lead on its way to a 66-36 win over the Vikings in the first round of the East Tournament at East High Wednesday night.

The Falcons turned up the defensive pressure with a series of steals converted into points during that five-minute span to take their halftime advantage.

Independence takes on Visalia-Redwood in Thursday's quarterfinal round.