The Lady Bronco defense shut down the Lakeside scoring machine Friday night, holding the prolific Lady Lancer offense to just 31 points. Vista Murrieta coasted to a 51-31 victory and advanced to Saturday's Championship final.
The Lancer offense had been unstoppable until they ran into the tough Bronco defense. Lakeside had been scoring at will, averaging an amazing 87 points per game until last night.
Coach Chris Jones' Vista Murrieta Broncos will play the Huskies from Chino Hills at 5:30 p.m. Saturday for the San Dimas Tournament crown. The Huskies are 4-0 and slipped into the championship game with a 42-41 win over the Diamond Ranch Panthers.
Murrieta Valley will face AB Miller from Fontana in the Redlands Valley Invitational today at 4 p.m. The Nighthawks defeated the Wildcats from Redlands to advance to the Championship game.
In getting to the final round, the Nighthawks defeated Redland East Valley 68-52 Thursday night.
“Our girls came out and played with a lot of intensity today," said Coach Scott Richards. "We were able to swarm REV with our defense and create some fast break opportunities that we were able to convert. I am very proud of the way the girls handled their pressure and how they conducted themselves with team play. Ariana Hernandez led the way with 11 assists (a new team single-game record) and Brynn Dahmer had an outstanding defensive effort contributing seven block shots.”
AB Miller High School’s record is 8-1 with its only loss coming at the hands of the Warriors from Alemany HS in Mission Hills. It is a big, physical team and Coach Mel Wlikins’ Rebels are looking to keep the championship trophy in the hands of a Citrus Belt team.