HS Girls Basketball: Murrieta Valley Defeats Redlands 58-46 in Round One of the Valley Invitational


Megan Ormiston Scores 18 Points & Grabs 14 Rebounds to Lead the Nighthawks past the Terriers

15380572_1053829671394569_7073623896386691616_nMurrieta Valley improved it’s season record to 3-2 under new coach Nick Pardue. The Nighthawks ran away with a 58-46 victory over Redlands in the opening round of the Valley Girls Basketball Invitational Tournament in Redlands Monday afternoon.





There are 14 teams competing this year. In one bracket is Redlands East Valley, Citrus Valley, Redlands, Murrieta Valley, Temecula Valley, Centennial and Rialto. The other bracket consists Pacific, Temescal Canyon, Moreno Valley, Serrano, Hesperia, Shadow Hills and Beaumont.

15338646_1053829918061211_4101455714253619251_nCenter Megan Ormiston was a dominant force for the Nighthawks in today’s tournament opener. The junior exploded for 14 of her 18 points in Murrieta Valley’s 22 point second period that gave the Nighthawks a 34-18 lead at the half.

The Terriers held Murrieta Valley to just 6 points in the third period but the Nighthawks surged back in the final period to put the game away.



Ormiston also grabbed 13 rebounds and had 6 steals in the game. Junior Ashley Miller added 14 points and 9 rebounds while Senior De Brianna Hampton hauled in 11 rebounds and scored 10 points.

Senior Alyssa Kruetzer had 5 steals while dropping 10 points through the hoop. Freshman Allie Gibson scored 4 points and Paris Pettitt had 2 points for Murrieta.15391177_1053829658061237_4399278461288951365_n

Redlands’ Jesse Digwo led the Terriers attack with 11 points. Tamia Powell added 10 points while Sadie Howard and Lisa Chang each scored 7 points.15390791_1053830901394446_5695496179412114891_n



Amaya Candlearia and Destiny Ayala both had 5 points apiece for Redlands.

The Nighthawks will be back in action again on Wednesday.

Photos by Charles McKee