Murrieta Valley Upsets Great Oak, Murrieta Mesa Stuns Chaparral and Vista Murrieta Beats Temecula Valley
Play in the Southwestern league got underway Tuesday night and one big upset has already been recorded. Murrieta Valley (9-8) defeated last year’s league Co-Champion Great Oak (5-6) by a score of 45-31.
“I was really proud of our defensive effort and how well the team executed on that end of the floor. We have been playing some very tough teams in the preseason and that has helped us” said Murrieta Valley Coach Nicholas Pardue.
“We need to do a better job on the offensive side of the court still, but I think last night has helped with our confidence level. If we stay focused on the game in front of us and control our effort good things can happen. Great Oak is a tough team and it was good to start league with a “W””.
Murrieta Valley was led by Ashley Miller ‘s 15 points. Paris Petitt scored 11, Megan Ormiston 10 and Jillian Jinkins 5 points. Ellie Baca and Jaazar Ridges each scored 2 points for the Nighthawks.
Brooke Padgett scored 10 points to lead Great Oak in scoring. Ashley Waltz added 9 points, Kevwe Anigbogu 7, Savannah Potter 3 and Maddie Clayton 2 for the Wolfpack.
Murrieta Mesa (10–4)ran all over Chaparral (11-6) 71-39. “We came out on a fast start and never looked back. Our tempo was good from the beginning and our defense made it tough for them to score” said Murrieta Mesa Coach Kyle Rouse. “We limited them to under 10 points in 3 of the quarters.
Emilee Stallo also scored 7 points, Jasonnia Burleson and Valerie Arias 6 each. Jenna Cloer added 5 more, Kayli Klemp 4, and Sage Estrada 2.
Chaparral was led by Grayse Fa’asua’s 11 points. Savanna Villanueva added 8, Joanna Thompkins and Savanna Schmidt had 6 apiece and Zia Rapada and Cordella Watkins scored 4 each.
Vista Murrieta (11-2) knocked off Temecula Valley (7-8) 77-42. Gabby Stoll led the Broncos with 15 points. Imari Cooley and Nakela Smith added 12 each and, Natalia Willis had 11. Maitland Kingsley scored 9 while Jazmie Acedo, Noelani Bernardo, Serena Jimerson and Reece Lingat scored 4 each. Sarah Rich also put in 2.
Temecula Valley’s Anastasia Navaro scored 12 points to lead the Golden Bears. Dianna Gerkin added 7, Madison Packwood 6, Karley Orozco 5 and Emma Vollmer 4. Gabriella Dimopoulos and Emily Gonzalez had 3 each and Kalani Hooks 2.
Southwestern league Play continues tonight.
Photos by Scott Padgett, Katie Rouse & Temecula Lady Hoops