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