Silverado, Miller lead girls finalists

first_imgSilverado has nobody that stands 6 feet, but is quick and jumps well. Senior 5-7 guard Ashley Richie leads the way for the Hawks with 15.8 points, four rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. Senior 5-10 guard Koi Brown averages 10.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. Ashley Anthony, a junior 5-8 center, averages 8.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. Adding a little zest for the Hawks is senior 5-7 guard Camilla De Totero, a foreign-exchange student from Italy. “There’s great enthusiasm here,” said Hawks coach Tyrone Brown, the former Pacific High School coach. “People are excited, to say the least. The kids are ready to play the game; they’re tired of bumping heads with one another.” No High Desert team has made the section finals since Apple Valley lost to Artesia in 2002. “She’s a smooth player and nice to have a around,” Brown said of De Totero. “She has a good sense of humor and she always wants to know the American way of doing things.” Colony was 9-12 at one point this season, but has won nine consecutive games. The Titans are led by junior 5-7 guard Amani Butler (14.9 ppg), senior 6-0 forward Camille Buckley (13 ppg., 10 rpg), and senior 5-6 guard Laquisha Robinson (11.9 ppg). Two more area teams looking for a section title are Miller and Norco, who meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the Walter Pyramid in the D2AA title game. Something will have to give in this one as Norco (27-2) enters the game with a 25-game winning streak while Miller (29-2) has run off 19 consecutive victories. Norco defeated Diamond Ranch 69-68 to advance. The Cougars had earlier lost to the Panthers 64-53. One of the smallest players on the court, senior 5-3 guard Tyler Howard, is one of Norco’s best players. She averages 17.9 ppg. Another standout for the Cougars is 6-1 sophomore forward Cierra Windham (17 ppg., 11.4 rpg). Miller’s closest postseason game came Tuesday at Fontana, when it defeated Etiwanda by 13 points. Sisters Chloe and Lola Wells are formidable, averaging 16.2 and 10.0 ppg, respectively. Together, they account for more than eight steals per game. Junior guard Briana Hall is an unselfish team leader. She averages 12 points and 3.9 steals per game. Another Rebel to watch is Keisha Mackall (10.6 points, 3.8 apg). Still another streaking team is Ayala, which has won 18 consecutive games. The Bulldogs (29-3) meet Lake Elsinore Temescal Canyon (23-6) at 8:15 at The Walter Pyramid in the D2A title game. Junior 5-11 forward Rebekah Gardner (23.2 ppg., 4.3 spg., 9.3 rpg) leads the Bulldogs. Other standouts are junior 5-11 forward Jasmin Holiday (14.4 ppg., 10.6 rpg., 3.1 spg) and freshman 5-6 point guard Ariel Marsh (11 ppg). Marsh has made 49 3-pointers. Temescal Canyon is the No.12 seed, but had an impressive one-point playoff win over Cajon on a buzzer beater by Brittnie Priest (14.4 ppg., 3.3 apg). Other Titans to watch are Samantha Gutierrez (10.3 ppg., 7.9 rpg) and Britnie Lloyd, who had 23 points in a quarterfinal victory against Vista Murrieta. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Silverado High School hopes to make history today by becoming the first High Desert team to win a girls section basketball championship. The Hawks (21-7) take on Colony (18-12) at 1 p.m. at The Walter Pyramid in Long Beach in the CIF-Southern Section Division III-A title game. last_img

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