HS Basketball: Linfield Christian Thrashes Mary Star of the Sea 54-27 to Advance to the CIF SS Division 5AA Championship Game

Another Local team, Lakeside Defeated Flintridge Prep 60-51in the Division 2A Semifinal Game

Linfield Christian Girl’s basketball team crushed Mary Star of the Sea 54-27 Saturday night to advance to the CIF SS Division 5AA Championship game. Senior Sydney Moran nailed five 3-pointers and scored 23 points to lead the Lion attack.

Linfield Christian jumped out to a commanding 14-6 lead in the first period. Mary Star of the Sea closed the gap, outscoring the Lions 11-6 in the second period to make it 20-17 at the half.

The Lions quick, relentless defense kicked into gear in the sencond half. Linfield Christian held the Stars to just 4 points in the third and 6 in the fourth period. The Lions out shot Mary Star of the Sea 34-10 in the second half to cruise to a 54-27 victory.

Moran had 3 steals to go with her game high 23 points. Sophomore Keslyn Henson scored 14 points had 6 assists and 5 steals in the Lions victory. Junior Audree Cook added 9 points.

Senior Skylarr Little scored 3 points and blocked 2 shots for Linfield. Senior Devyn Cope led the team with 5 rebounds and scored 3 points. Junior Mykah Bisson put 2 points on the scoreboard for the Lions.

The top seeded Lions advance to meet Montclair in the Division 5AA Championship game. The Cavaliers finished fifth in the tough Mt Baldy League and are 18-11 this season.

Montclair has beaten Lake Arrowhead Christian, Union, Costa Mesa and Marshall to get to the Championship game.

In the CIF Southern Section Division 2A semifinals, Lakeside beat Flintridge Prep 60-51. The Lancers will advance to the Championship game against Oxford Academy on February 23ed.

After a bye in the opening round, Lakeside has defeated Bonita, Foothill Tech and Flintridge Tech. The Lancers are 25-3. Oxford Academy is 29-3 and were the 605 League Champions.


Mary Star of the Sea   6  11   4    6    27

Linfield Christian       14  6  14  20   54


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