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January 27, 2010 > Swayzer carries Washington over Logan

Swayzer carries Washington over Logan

By Nick Zambrano

Washington High Lady Huskies added another impressive win to their resume on Friday, January 22. First, it was the overtime thriller against the Mission San Jose Lady Warriors, but now they could add the James Logan Lady Colts to the list of the fallen.

The Lady Huskies prevailed over the Lady Colts, 56-42 and in addition, jumped over Logan for a share of second place in the Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) standings with Mission San Jose High School. With the win, Washington bumps up their overall record to 10-9 (4-2), while Logan drops to 15-5 (3-3).

Lady Huskies guard Sabrina Swayzer established her presence in the MVAL with a 19-point performance. "She's amazing, she's having an excellent season," Washington Head Coach Clarence Benjamin said. "She's doing everything we're asking her to do."

However Swayzer was not alone in her efforts; accompanying her game was Kaley Marden, a senior, who finished her night with 13 points and 5 rebounds. Logan saw their biggest scoring threat come off the bench in the form of Rose Tahaafe. The sophomore had an impressive night as she collected 11 points and 7 rebounds. Kalene Correia also contributed with her 7-point effort.

Both Logan and Washington will see their next action on Wednesday, January 27. The Lady Colts will try to avenge their league opening loss when they travel Mission San Jose High at 7:30 p.m. The Lady Huskies will try to continue their climb up the MVAL ladder when they play host to Irvington High School at 7:30 p.m.

MISSION SAN JOSE 46, AMERICAN 30: Mission boosted their league record to 4-2 with the defeat of the pesky Lady Eagles; their overall record now stands at an impressive 15-5. The win gives the Lady Warriors a two-game win streak since losing to Newark Memorial High School back on January 18.

The Lady Eagles currently hold an MVAL record of 3-3 (12-7 overall) and are tied with Logan for fourth place. The loss snaps their two-game winning streak. Head coach Cheri Craddock's girls will try to bounce back when they travel to Newark to take on the Lady Cougars of Newark Memorial, Wednesday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m.

JOHN F. KENNEDY 36, NEWARK MEMORIAL 60: The Newark Memorial Lady Cougars had four girls with double-digit scoring and improve their MVAL record to 5-1 with the win over the JFK Lady Titans. Chaunise Powell was in typical form as she collected a triple-double with 16 points, 16 rebounds and 11 steals. Aside from Powell, it was the usual suspects that showed up. Freshman Taylor Norman was only one rebound shy of a double-double with her 14 points and 9 rebounds. Franchesca Ruta (13 points) and Kelsey Pease (12 points) were the other two Lady Cougars in double figures. The win marks Newark's third straight.

The Lady Titans move to 4-13 (0-6) on the year and are currently owners of a seven game losing streak. They will try to snap that streak when they play American on the road, Friday, January 29 at 7:30 p.m.


TENNYSON 46, CASTRO VALLEY 70: Castro Valley High maintained their share of first place in the HAAL when they defeated the Lady Lancers back on January 21. The Lady Lancers dropped their sixth straight with the loss and are still looking for their first league win; they are currently 0-8 in the HAAL. The next opportunity for Tennyson to gain a league win will be when they face San Lorenzo on January 27 at 7:30 p.m.

MT. EDEN 49, HAYWARD 56: Lana Velez stepped up big for the Hayward Lady Farmers with her 20-point performance; she was also 75% from the field. Nailah Davis had an off night and only managed 7 points and 6 rebounds for the game. The Mt. Eden High Lady Monarchs are floating at .500 with an overall record of 8-8; however they now sit at 3-4 in HAAL play. Their next game will be Thursday, January 28 at Bishop O'Dowd at 7:30 p.m.

HAYWARD 36, BISHOP O'DOWD 83: In perhaps their biggest loss of the year, the Lady Farmers were held to just 36 points of total offense. The victory keeps Bishop O'Dowd tied for first in the HAAL with Castro Valley, while the loss for Hayward keeps them in third place. The Lady Farmers, 9-8 (6-2), return to action January 27, when they play Moreau Catholic High School on the road, at 5:30 p.m.

OTHER SCORES: King's Academy 54, Fremont Christian 45; Fremont Christian 51, California School for the Deaf 43; Chinese Christian 35, California School for the Deaf 50.

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