The Lady Nighthawks coasted to their second league win Friday when they traveled cross-town to Murrieta Mesa, while the Lady Broncos squashed Great Oak.
Murrieta Valley dominated from the very beginning of the contest, jumping to an 11-point lead in the first period, 17-6; at the half it was 24-14.
The Nighthawks opened up in the second half, outscoring the Rams 17-9 in the third period. That was just too much for Murrieta Mesa to rally back from. The Final score was Nighthawks 50, Rams 33.
Aliah Marshall led the Nighthawks with 14 points and sparked many fast-break opportunities. She also contributed two block shots and three steals. Ariana Hernandez scored 12 points, while Karen Wolf brought seven points and nine rebounds.
Brynn Dahmer pitched in with eight points and seven rebounds, Alex Morrison scored five and Deshea Wilkes and Julia Cardenas each added two.
The Ram attack was led by Shayd Bowers, who dropped in nine points for Murrieta Mesa. Kiersta Tanner and Jackie Pulatie both tallied seven points.
Mikayla Greens scored six points while leading the Rams in rebounds with 10. Maria Suarez and Aimie Santiago each added a basket.
The Rams host the Temecula Valley Lady Golden Bears Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Golden Bears are coming off a 45-31 victory over Chaparral. The Nighthawks are traveling cross-town again, this time to Vista Murrieta to take on the Broncos.
Freshman Brittney Reed scored 18 points to lead the Bronco attack as Vista Murrieta spanked Great Oak 64-43 last week. The Wolfpack had difficulty pulling out from under the Lady Broncos' aggressive style and physical play.
Vista Murrieta's margin of victory came in the second period when the Broncos outscored Great Oak by 11 and took a commanding 33-19 lead into the second half.
The Broncos' Alexis Rivas had 15 points, Serafina Maulupe 11, Leitasi Cravens seven and Alexis Marshall three. Jaelyn Brown had an outstanding game, scoring 10 points and 15 rebounds.
The Nighthawk-Bronco game is at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Come out and support