The Vista Murrieta varsity girls basketball team crushed Trabuco Hills in round one of CIF Southern Section Division 1A Playoffs on Saturday.
The hustling Bronco defense repeatedly denied, shut down and suffocated the Mustang offense for a 58-10 win.
“I was very pleased with our defensive effort but also warned our team that we need to push to get even better as time goes. Defense can win us a lot of games especially playoff time,” said Vista Murrieta Coach Chris Jones.
The Bronco defense was so physical and dominate that the Mustangs were held to an incredible two baskets and six free throws all night.
"This game was an easy one, but we didn't let that get to our heads and kept playing our game," said Bronco Team Captain Serafina Maulupe. “In a game like this, it gives us the opportunity to practice and fine tune certain different defenses and offenses that will help us in the playoffs.”
Maulupe led Vista Murrieta with 22 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals. She was named player of the game by Coach Jones.
Freshman Brittney Reed scored 14 points, Yuendie Guridi seven, Alexis Marshall five while Leitasi Cravens and Jaelyn Brown each had four. Brown led the Broncos with eight rebounds. Tatiana Navarro also scored two points.
The Broncos travel to La Quinta Wednesday night to face the Blackhawks, who defeated Chaffey High School in their opening CIF playoff game.