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February 17, 2010 > Moreau disrupts Arroyo's senior night

Moreau disrupts Arroyo's senior night

By Nick Zambrano
Photos By Mike Heightchew

The Moreau Catholic High School Lady Mariners basketball team played the spoiler on what was supposed to be a special night for the Arroyo High School Lady Dons. Moreau opened up a can of worms on Arroyo's Friday, Feb. 12, senior night with a 58-46 victory.

After losing to Hayward Area Athletic League (HAAL) powerhouse Bishop O'Dowd High earlier in the week and having their nine-game winning streak snapped, the Lady Mariners were aching to get back into the win column.

"If we would have played like we played against O'Dowd, we would have beat them by 25 plus easy," said Moreau coach Jack Kennedy.

Kennedy believed the effort against O'Dowd was stronger than the win against the Lady Dons.

"It's a win," Kennedy said. "Any win is a win, it could be an ugly win but it's a win."

Guard Kristine Herce led all Moreau scorers with 14 points. She was also 5-6 from the free-throw line. Junior Megan Scully got into the act with 11 points and 10 rebounds, while Danielle Gaumer had 10 points.

After dashing Arroyo's night, Moreau is tied with Hayward High for second place in the HAAL at 7-3. The Lady Mariners will host their final home game of the year on Wednesday, Feb. 17, against the Tennyson High Lady Lancers. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

SAN LORENZO 45, HAYWARD 60: Since the beginning of 2010, the Hayward High Lady Farmers were always floating around the .500 mark. Now as the season is about to come to a close, the Lady Farmers are beyond .500 and riding a five-game winning streak.

In the victory against San Lorenzo High, Nailah Davis collected another double-double, this one for 11 points and 11 rebounds. Davis was one of four Lady Farmers that got into the scoring act and broke double-digits. Nakia Leopold and Brandi Gardere both had 11 points, while junior Briyana Clark had 10 of her own.

In the five-game span, Hayward has managed to jump over Castro Valley High for a share of second place in the HAAL with Moreau. The momentum will need to carry on as Hayward finishes its year out with games at home vs. Bishop O'Dowd (Feb. 17) and Moreau Catholic (Feb. 19).

MISSION SAN JOSE 52, NEWARK MEMORIAL 50: Despite stellar performances by Chaunise Powell (10 points, 10 rebounds) and Taylor Norman (14 points), the Newark Memorial Lady Cougars were unable to thwart Mission San Jose High. It is the second straight loss for Newark as they are now looking up at Washington High, who now owns the top spot in the Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) standings.

Mission puts a notch on their win total after coming off a loss to Washington on February 3. With their 7-3 record in league play (18-6 overall), the Lady Warriors are in third place and are one game behind Newark for second. The Lady Warriors also managed to grab a second-straight victory on Friday, Feb. 12, with a 68-22 showing over John F. Kennedy High. The ladies from Mission will end their year on Tuesday, Feb. 16, (results not available at press) at American High.

Newark will look to rebound when they travel down the road for one final showdown with John F. Kennedy High on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. The Lady Cougars go into the game with a 15-10 overall record and an 8-3 mark in league.

AMERICAN 51, WASHINGTON 58: The Lady Huskies of Washington just kept climbing and climbing until they got where they needed to go: first place in the MVAL. The February 12 win over the Lady Eagles marked Washington's sixth straight.

Washington saw its production come three-fold. The ever versatile Kaley Marden led in scoring with 16 points, collecting eight rebounds while also going 6-7 from the free-throw line. Senior Shay Wallace shined with her 10 points and 11 rebounds, while Julie Selph had herself 14 points.

Even though American ends the year on a bad note, they still hold a 14-10 overall record (5-6 in MVAL). The marks put the Lady Eagles in fifth place for the final MVAL standings.

JAMES LOGAN 56, IRVINGTON 48: The James Logan Lady Colts ended Irvington High's season with the eight-point loss. The Lady Colts finally crawl over the .500 mark as boosting its MVAL record to 6-5. Despite having the 6-5 MVAL mark, Logan owns the second-best overall record at 18-7, Mission currently owns the best mark at 19-6.

Before the regular season can officially wrap up, the Lady Colts will host their final home game on Tuesday, Feb. 16, against Washington. Logan will be looking to avenge their heartbreaking 42-40 loss to the Lady Huskies last month.

CALIFORNIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF 27, FREMONT CHRISTIAN 49: The Lady Warriors of Fremont Christian High School continued their dominance of the Bay Counties League with their shut-down performance over the California School for the Deaf on Thursday, Feb. 11.

This is the second-straight win for Fremont Christian since their loss to Emery High School on Tuesday, Feb. 9. The loss to Emery was only their first loss in league play.

The Lady Warriors finish the year on top of the Bay Counties League standings with their 11-1 mark; they complete an overall record of 20-6. CSD, on the other hand, ends their year on a sour note, having lost two out of three. The Lady Eagles completed the year 14-10, while holding down a 6-6 record in league play.

MILPITAS 32, LOS ALTOS 52: The Lady Trojans fell to Los Altos High on Friday, Feb. 12. The loss marks the third in a row for Milpitas, who will try to end their year on a high note when they play Homestead High at home on Tuesday, Feb. 16, and on the road against Fremont High on Friday, Feb. 19.

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