Vista Murrieta took the lead early in the 6:30 p.m. game against Granite Hills. The Lady Broncos never relinquished although the Eagles played tough and refused to fade away until the very end.
The Broncos kept Granite Hills in the game with fouls and free throws. The Lady Eagles capitalized by sinking 20 out of 30 which kept them in the game. Vista Murrieta was effective at the foul line and made 15 out of 17.
Serafina Maulupe led the Broncos with 18 points while Yuendie Guridi scored 14. Freshman Brittney Reed had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Jaelyn Brown also was in double digits with 10 points.
Leitasi Cravens scored 7 points, Alexis Marshall three and Alexis Rivas two to round out the Bronco attack.
Vista Murrieta took a 49-46 lead into the final period when the Eagles clawed back to within one point 57-56 with just under three minutes left to play.
The Broncos then went on a 9-point run to pull away with the victory. Cravens scored five of her seven points and Reed four in those crucial final three minutes.
The Broncos are now 16-5 overall and 4-0 in league. They will face the Pumas at Chaparral on Wednesday.