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December 9, 2009 > Girls basketball roundup

Girls basketball roundup

By Nick Zambrano

After rolling off two straight win to start the 2009-10 girls basketball season, the Lady Colts of James Logan High School were looking to stay hot against Fremont High School. And stay hot they did, as they cruised 66-24.

"Well, we know we're only as good as our last game," said Logan Coach Frank Borghi. "We go out and get beat and all of a sudden nobody's talking about us, and then it's back to drawing board."

Junior guard Camille De Leon led the stampede and finished the first half with 18 points. De Leon's game was exceptional on both sides of the ball, as she pestered the Fremont offense with stellar defensive skills, and even managed to grab three rebounds despite being the shortest player on the court.

De Leon would finish the game with 23 points; it is also the first time she has eclipsed 20 points in her career at Logan. Sophomore Jazmine Reed also added 14 points and four rebounds; Erinn Jones threw in eight points; and Rose Taahafe pulled eight rebounds.

The next night, the Lady Colts would continue their winning ways as they defeated Liberty High School, 55-43.

De Leon continued her hot hand and tossed in 15 points. However, it was Jones that wreaked havoc with her inside game, she finished with 23 points. The win moves Logan to 4-0 for the season.

In other MVAL action, the Lady Warriors of Mission San Jose High School toppled Foothill High School at home, 45-30.

This past weekend Mission participated in the Sonora Kiwanis Tournament, where they went 2-1. In the first round, the ladies rolled over Lodi High School, 61-28, but suffered defeat at the hands of Del Oro High School, 47-36. The Lady Warriors would bounce back in their final game of the tournament, beating Sonora High School, 59-28. Mission now holds a 4-1 mark and will be facing off against Arroyo High School on Thursday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m.

Just this past weekend, the Lady Huskies of Washington High School (2-1) have been participating in the San Ramon Valley Tournament. Their first round match-up was a battle with Castro Valley High School, a game that Washington narrowly pulled out, 46-41. Deja Bishop led Washington in the scoring column with 15 points, while also contributing three boards and three assists. The San Ramon Tourney will be continuing over this weekend.

In the first round of the Notre Dame-Belmont Holiday Classic, Newark Memorial High School was victorious over Washington High School (San Francisco). In the 48-44 win, Chaunise Powell carried the Lady Cougars with her amazing 33 points.

In their second round game, Newark downed Sacred Heart Prep with ease, 41-29. Powell stayed hot, and racked up 15 points and eight rebounds. Their dominance at the tournament now puts the Lady Cougars at 3-1 on the season.

Moreau Catholic High School split their first two games on the year. The Lady Mariners dominated the season opener against Mt. Eden High School last week, 63-29. After the victory, the Lady Mariners tasted bitter defeat at the hands of Marin Catholic High School, 57-55. Moreau will be off for two weeks before their next game, a match-up with James Logan on December 22.

Senior Naliah Davis' double-double performance was the highlight of Hayward High School's 66-57 loss to Piedmont High School last week. Davis put up 18 points and 15 rebounds in the losing effort. Guard Briyana Clark nearly had her own double-double when she collected 10 points and eight rebounds. The Lady Farmers also lost their second game of the week, this one a 60-49 at the hands of American High. The two straight losses puts Hayward at a record of 1-3.

In other action, Mt. Eden defeated Branham High in a nonconference game, 45-39. The win puts the Lady Monarchs at 2-1 on the year. Up next on the agenda for Mt. Eden is another non-HAAL game, this time it will be Concord on the other side of the court.

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