HS Basketball: Lakeside Crushes Oxford Academy to Win the 2019 CIF-SS Division 2A Championship

Jazlen Green Scores 27 points Grabs 9 Rebounds to lead the Lancers tp their First Southern Section Title

The Lakeside jumped out to an early 19-8 lead over Oxford Academy in the first period of their 2019 CIF Southern Section Division 2A Championship game Saturday evening. The Lancers never relinquished the lead, as they cruised to a 73-50 victory to bring home the school’s first CIF Southern Section title.

Lakeside outscored the Patriots 24 to 17 in the second period to build an insurmountable 43-25 lead by halftime. Oxford Academy battled back in the third period 18-18 but Lakeside’s swarming defense just overwhelmed the Patriots in the final period.

It was the first CIF Southern Section Championship for the Lancers. Lakeside’s last trip to the Division 2AA finals was in 2014 when they lost to Santa Barbara 67-43. Current Lakeside coach Kianna Williams was on that team. The point guard scored 9 points in that loss to the Dons.

“I have the experience of losing at the finals, so in preparing, we were very alert and really wanted to get the girls on the same page in terms of focus. Not in winning, but focusing on the process to win” said coach Williams.“I learned you have to come in prepared.”

Jazlen Green scored 27 points to lead the Lancers to victory, The senior was untouchable in the first half, scoring 23 points. She would add 4 points in the second half. She grabbed nine rebounds and had eight assists.

Jolene Armendariz added 17 points for Lakeside. The senior also had eight rebounds. Freshman Hunter Simon taking five blocks and sophomore Shanon Jordan anchored the Lancer’s fine defensive effort.

The Patriots were led by senior Austyn Masuno, who scored 17 points and had seven rebounds. Sophomore Angie Choi had 16 points, senior Mylee Madrazo 9 and junior Brianna Rodriguez scored 6 points.

The Lancers won the Ivy league Championship with a perfect 10-0 record. Lakeside is 26-3 this season.

Lakeside                 19  24  18  12   73

Oxford Academy  8   17   18   7    50

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