Ana Resendiz on brink of basketball record at Don Lugo

Don Lugo second-year head girls basketball coach Eric Waltz had heard good things about Ana Resendiz before the season started.

The 5-foot-5 shooting guard played at Don Lugo as a freshman but had been home schooled for the last two years and only played club basketball. A friend of hers from travel ball who also plays for the Conquistadores Jaid Trejo, had told the coach her friend wanted to come out for the team and would be a welcomed addition.

Assistant coach Mike Singleton was also familiar with the player through travel ball and sung her praises.

But Waltz could never have imagined this kind of contribution.

Resendiz is averaging 24.8 points per game. She headed into tonight Mt. Baldy League opener against Montclair with 89 3-pointers in 14 games – seven shy of the school record set in 1999 by Diana Taurasi.

Resendiz also ranks second in the country in 3-pointers but the player who leads has played in eight more games.

“I had heard she could really shoot and she really can,” he said. “She works at it very hard every day and she is getting better too.”

Waltz says he doesn’t necessarily think being home-schooled the past two years will hurt his player when it comes to college recruiting because of the exposure she has gotten in travel ball. He says she has Division I potential although size may still be an issue.

“She is a very good ball handler and she has very good grades,” he said. “I wouldn’t say she is a great defender but she is good.”

Don Lugo is just 7-7 overall despite the senior sharpshooter’s heroics but that is much because the team lacks any post presence. Waltz singles out Alta Loma as the heavy favorite as league play gets underway.

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