Varisty girls basketball teams from Vista Murrieta and Murrieta Valley took first and second, respectively, in pre-league tournament play last week.
The Lady Broncos played in the San Dimas Tournament, while the Lady Nighthawks took part in the Valley Invitational in Redlands.
Freshman Jaelyn Brown led the Lady Broncos as Vista Murrieta defeated Chino Hills 65-41 to capture the San Dimas Tournament championship game. Brown had a dominating performance. She scored 21 points and had 10 rebounds, four steals and three assists. She also had four blocked shots and a turnover.
Vista Murrieta's scoring in the championship game was rounded out by Yuendie Guridi who scored nine, Brittney Reed with six, Leitasi Cravens with five, Tatiana Navarro with four, and Alexis Marshall and Megan Escobar with two points each.
The Broncos' Serafina Maulupe added 16 points against the Huskies and was named the Tournament MVP. The senior scored 67 points and played outstanding defense for the Broncos in the four-game tournament.
Brown and Reed won All-Tournament honors.
Nighthawks girls basketball took second place in the Valley Invitational in Redlands. Murrieta Valley lost in the tournament final game 60-41 to AB Miller. The Rebels' physical advantage proved to be just a little too much for the Nighthawks to overcome.
Ariana Hernandez was the Nighthawk scoring leader against the Rebels with 13 points.
Nighthawk captains Karen Wolf and Deshea Wilkes scored 12 and eight. Aliah Marshalll added seven and Alex Morrison had one point.
Wolf, a senior, and Hernandez, a sophomore, were awarded All-Tournament honors.
Editor's Note: Patch was at the Murrieta Valley-AB Miller game, with photos attached to this article. If you took photos at the Vista Murrieta-Chino Hills game, we invite you to upload them to this story. Congratulations to both teams!