HS Girls Basketball: Murrieta Valley Wins the Valley Invitational Championship with a 51-39 Victory over Temescal Canyon


The Nighthawk’s Alyssa Kreutzer Named the Tournament’s Most Valuable Player


Alyssa Kreutzer & Megan Ormiston

The Murrieta Valley Girls Basketball team has a new coach and a new winning attitude this season. Nick Pardue has reinvigorated the Nighthawk’s basketball program and put life back into a team that went 11-15 last year. 

The Nighthawks (6-2) won the Valley Invitational Tournament in Redlands Saturday with a convincing 51-39 victory over Temescal Canyon. Murrieta Valley swept past Redlands,Shadow Hills and Redlands East Valley before beating the Titans in the Championship game.

Senior Alyssa Kreutzer was named the MVP of the Tournament. Junior Megan Ormiston dominated the Nighthawks and was named to the All-Tournament Team.

15380422_10206222681804287_1518370971962763561_nzzzzzzzzzzMurrieta Valley suffocated Temescal Canyon with a quick and tenacious defensive effort. The Nighthawks jumped out to a 20-6 lead in the first period that the Titans could never recover from. It was 26-16 at the half and Murrieta Valley never looked back.

Freshman Parrris Pettit nailed five 3-pointers for 15 points to lead the Nighthawks over Temecscal Canton. Megan Ormiston added 12 points while hauling in 20 rebounds. Junior Ashley Miller also score 12 points, freshman Allie Gibson six and senior De’ brianna Hampton four.

Kreutzer scored 2 points and had 2 steals in the final against Temescal Canyon. Her best game of the tournament was on Friday against Redlands East Valley when she scored 15 points, had 7 steals and grabbed 4 rebounds.

The Nighthawks will be home to take on Oceanside next Friday.

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