Great Oak Slams Murrieta Valley & Vista Murrieta Beats Temecula Valley in Southwestern League Action
The Rams jumped out to a 16-11 lead in the first period and it was a 28-23 game at the end of the half. Murrieta scored 9 points in the third period and then exploded for 21 in the final frame to coast to victory.
Murrieta Mesa played without junior captain and leading scorer Maitland Kingsley, who was injured in the loss to Great Oak. Kaylee Van Betuw picked up the slack as the freshman scored 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Rams.
Junior Emily Gonzalez and sophomore Sydney Ormiston each scored 10 points against the Pumas. Sophomore Kayli Klemp added 6 points, freshman Mia Golovich 5 and Valerie Arias scored 3 points. Juniors Shelbee Burrier, Sedaja Dixon and sophomore Rayven Crook scored 2 points apiece.
Junior Cordelia Watkins and freshman Ella Duvauchelle each scored 4 points. Duvauchelle led the Pumas with 5 rebounds. Senior Julia Schauwecker had 2 points.
In other games, Vista Murrieta beat Temecula Valley 61-38. Senior Natalia Willis led the Broncos with 23 points. Junior Ruthie Vargas scored 10 points while junior Sarah Rich and senior Jazmine Acedo added 9 each. Junior Jessica Stoll scored 8 points for the Broncos.
Sophomore Dianna Gerken was the Golden Bears high scorer with 13 points. Senior Emma Vollmer added 10 more.
“Fun game tonight” said Golden Bears Head Coach Kyle Rouse. “Unfortunately we ran out of gas. Had a chance to cut it to 3 in the 4th quarter and missed a layup. Vista went on a run after that led by Willis #14 who ended with 23 points. Hit 3 3’s in the 4th to extend their lead unfortunately. We sure battled though”.
Southwestern league action continues Wednesday with Great Oak visiting Vista Murrieta, Murrieta Mesa taking on Murrieta Valley and Chaparral playing against Temecula Valley.
Chaparral 11 12 6 6 35
Murrieta Mesa 16 12 9 21 58
Vista Murrieta 16 12 11 22 61
Temecula Valley 4 20 9 5 38
Great Oak 3-0
Murrieta Mesa 2-1
Vista Murrieta 2-1
Temecula Valley 1-2
Murrieta Valley 0-3
Photos by David Kingsley & Katie Gabrielson Rouse