Girls Basketball – CIF Playoff results
Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
Issue 08, Volume 17.
IN – Round two: On Weds, Feb 20, the Great Oak Wolfpack face #4-seed Long Beach Poly (23-4, 12-0, Moore League #1) who beat Downey 66-33. "Our plan is to slow the game down, limit their opportunities and shorten the game.," said Head Coach Shannon Maurice, "The most important part is to handle their pressure." Winner will face #5 Etiwanda on Saturday.
Round One: Great Oak (1-9, 4-5, Southwestern #3) upset perennial powerhouse #13 Brea Olinda (18-1, 10-1, Century #1), 59-49. "Defensive pressure and getting the ball inside were the keys to victory," said Maurice, "We were able to wear them down in the fourth quarter." Elizabeth Tuccinardi came off the bench with aggressive defense and scored 15 points. Three Great Oak players were in double figures.
OUT – Round One: Chaparral (Southwestern at-large) lost 60-27 to #2-seed Troy (Freeway #1). Early fouls and turnovers plagued the Pumas’ offense. Sophomore center Kali Jones led the Pumas with twelve points.
IN – Round Two: #4-seed Vista Murrieta (23-5, 10-0, Southwestern #1) faces La Quinta (23-5, 11-1, Desert Valley League #2) in the second round. "We will need to do our best to make them a drive first, shoot second offense and then limit them to one shot attempt each time," said head Caoch Chris Jones, "A team that shoots as much as they do – and as many 3-pointers as they do – is never really out of the game."
Winner will most likely advance to battle AB Miller on Feb 23.
Round One: Vista Murrieta dominated visiting Trabuco Hills (Sea View at-large), 58-10. "I was very pleased with our defensive effort, considering how young we are, "said Jones, "Most of our team has had no playoff experience." Serafina Maulupe had 22 points and Jaylen Brown had eight rebounds in limited playing time.
OUT – Round One: Paloma Valley (Sunbelt #3) was eliminated by #6 AB Miller (22-4, 8-2, Citrus Belt #2), 69-32. Miller came out fast and strong, leading 39-25 at halftime. The young Wildcats team had a tough shooting night (21%). Junior Ashlynn Cota led the Wildcats with 11 points; senior Jasmine Peters had seven points, three rebounds, four blocks, and three assists.
IN – Round Two: #12 Perris Panthers (21-7, 8-2) face #5 Woodbridge Warriors (23-5, 10-0, Pacific Coast League #1) who beat West Covina 64-41 to advance. The winner will most likely face #4 JW North in the quarterfinals.
Round One: Perris (Sunbelt #2) easily dispatched Coachella Valley (Desert Valley #3), 77-38.
OUT – Round One: Heritage (Sunbelt at-large) lost to #7 Bonita (23-5, 12-0, Hacienda #1), 66-46. Heritage was down 17-6 at the end of one and 32-16 at halftime. Jordyn Carroll led the Patriots with 17 points; Kaelea Alonzo and Ronisha Daniels had six points each.
OUT – Round One: Elsinore (Sunbelt at-large) was eliminated by#10 Kennedy (21-6, 12-0, Empire #1), 51-28. Kennedy sprinted to a 21-5 first quarter lead and never looked back. Elsinore outscored them 17-3 in the final period.
IN – Round Two: #2 Murrieta Valley Lady Nighthawks (22-5, 8-2, Southwestern #2) travel to Saugus (15-13, 5-5, Foothill League At-Lg). The winner will face #7 Segerstrom.
Round One: The Lady Nighthawks hosted Citrus Hill (11-14, 5-5, Mountain Pass #3) and pleased the home crowd with an easy victory, 64-39. "We did an excellent job on both ends of the floor," said Coach Scott Richards, "especially with our subs. There was no drop-off." Aliah Marshall had 16 points, four rebounds and five steals in just one half of play. Karen Wolf also ended with 16 points on 3-of-5 attempts and shot 10-of-16 from the free throw line. She also had eight rebounds. Ariana Hernandez had 13 points; DeShea Wilkes contributed eight assists and five steals.
OUT – Round One: Murrieta Mesa (13-14, Southwestern at-large) was knocked out of playoffs by #2-seed Sonora (Freeway #2), 45-33. Shayd Bowers had 8; Jackie Pulatie and Kiersta Tanner each had 7; McKayla greens finished with 5.
IN – Quarterfinals: The #4-seed Lakeside Lady Lancers (24-4, 9-1, Sunbelt #1) face #5 Wilson (22-6, 12-0, Valle Vista #1) from Hacienda Heights on Feb 20. Winner will most likely face #1 Alemany in the semifinals round on Saturday, February 23.
Round Two: Lakeside faced Yorba Linda on Saturday and came home with an 80-46 win. Kianna Williams lit up the scoreboard for 38 points, including a school record eight three’s. She also had 11 rebounds, seven steals, seven assists and a shot block to lead her team to victory. Megan Wood added 11 points and five steals; Marissa Williams had ten points.
Round One: Lakeside blasted Orange (Golden West at-large), 71-35. Their full-court pressure created over forty turnovers. "We make up for a lack of height with pressure and transition scoring," said Coach Anthony Williams. Elysha Smith had 13 pts; Kianna Williams had 12 points and eight assists. McKayla Barbee and Wood each had ten points.
OUT – Round One: Majestic League Champion Temecula Prep (16-4, 10-0) could not handle the pressure from #9 Aquinas (Ambassador #3) and were eliminated 61-17.
OUT – Round Two: #15 Linfield Christian (17-8, Ambassador #4) lost to #2-seed Providence (18-9, 5-0, Liberty League #1) from Burbank, 69-44. Providence hit ten three’s and had four players in double figures.
Round One: The Lady Lions travelled to Sherman Indian (Arrowhead #1) and won 55-36. Makenna Wesseln led all scorers with 25; she also had six rebounds. Summer House had 10 points, nine rebounds and four steals. Savannah Mears had nine points; Megan Hammel had eight.
OUT – Round One: CA Mil Inst (Warrior #2) lost to #4 Flintridge Prep (Prep #2) 54-18.
OUT – Round Two: The #3-seeded Cal Lutheran Lady C-hawks were upset by Redlands Adventist Academy (16-11, 6-6, Victory League at-large), 48-37 to end their playoff run. Cal Lutheran was not able to stop Redlands’ senior guard Briana Felipe who had five steals and 27 points, including three 3’s. Redlands also dominated on the boards with three players in double figures.
Round One: Cal Lutheran (Arrowhead #2) hosted Lutheran from LaVerne and sent them home with a 55-28 loss.
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