My secret homey from the OC was at the game last night, and had this recap:
The line score was
Cajon 16 – 14 – 9 – 13 =52
LBP 11 – 8 – 8 – 17 = 44
Clarendon had 28 points.
Burnside had a lot of blocks and was able to out-rebound most of the Poly players all night.
Clarendon did have a couple of flops, but nothing like the MD game. She also took her time at the foul line late in the game, so that the Poly fans started a 1-10 count to make the refs call a delay on her.
I thought the refs could have called a lot more blocks on Poly when they were guarding Clarendon but they let the flow of the game go on if the bump wasnt affecting the flow of the game.
Poly had no real outside shooting game last night and that had to be due to the loss of Kelli Thompson/UNLV. She is coming back from a wrist injury and tried some shots, including an air ball that was way off target.
Strange site and something I thought might be ilegal was that (former Jackrabbit) Jasmine Dixon (Rutgers-next year UCLA) was allowed to sit on the end of the Poly bench.
Both teams brought a big group of fans.
I have seen Clarendon play and win two SS CIF championships in two straight years. She has done this with Burnside and then three other girls that are nowhere near as talented as their teammates nor much of the championship competition they have faced. I dont know if K. Lewis of Mater Dei or Christiana Marinacci of Foothill could do the same job as Clarendon has done. To me she is the player of the year for the Southern Section.
Thanks, IM. Not sure if Mosqueda-Lewis could do the same job for MD right now, but she’s a sophomore. By the time she’s a senior, she’ll be all Clarendon is now and then some.
Game story link: http://www.presstelegram.com/preps/ci_11858149