Vista Murrieta could not hold on to a 27-23 halftime lead as the Cowboys corralled the Broncos stampede to win 53-45 in front of a boisterous home town crowd. The Broncos were eliminated from the 2017 CIF Southern section Division 1AA Championship Playoffs.
The Broncos jumped out to a 11-8 lead in the first period, and increased the lead to 27-23 by halftime. The Cowboys came back in a fury, outscoring the Broncos 14-7 in the third period and took the lead 37-34.
Rachel Bowers led the Cowboys with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Talia Taufaasau scored 13 more while Daisy Cardenas and Krystal Amato put 7 points on the board apiece. Gabriella Sanchez scored 5 points and hauled in 12 rebounds for the Cowboys,
Canyon Crest advances to face Sonora in a quarterfinal game on Wednesday night. The Raiders beat Lynwood 58-50 last night.
Photos by Shane Sawiiz & Harrison Kingsley