More on TOC Day 1

Oh no – Brea Olinda point guard Alexis Riley-Perry probably dislocated her left shoulder in her team’s win yesterday, from the looks of the picture attached to this piece. Check this out:

The most star-crossed Ladycat, hands down, is Riley-Perry, who has suffered torn ACLs in both knees and injuries to both shoulders during her career at Brea. She had a spectacular run at last year’s TOC, leading Brea to the brink of a title matchup against Mater Dei, even without Hartman. Colleges have been scared off by the senior’s pile of physical ailments and Sink calls her “the best unsigned point guard in the country.”

Poor kid.

And I didn’t know this:

Brea Olinda wasn’t sounding any alarms, but it would not have been faulted for being tempted. After all, just Friday it learned that top reserve Amber Van Duedekom, their leading scorer at 14.3 points a game, suffered a torn anterior-cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee during a 60-53 victory over Poly on Dec. 4. The Ladycats’ star post, Justine Hartman, a UCLA signee, missed all of last season with an ACL tear, and had her playing time limited for precautionary measures during her team’s first eight games.

The fact that Brea has done as well as they have the last few years is a miracle. Jeff Sink is a hell of a coach.

ESPN named their Fab Four of Day one, and three of them are from California.

Another Californian – St. Mary’s Coach Tom Gonsalves – is a colorful character.

Soundslides of the day.

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