Girls Basketball: Monrovia dispatches Blair in OT

Got to catch the Monrovia-Blair girls basketball game. For a game recap click on this link. To me, the Wildcats (11-6, 3-1) seem to be a bit of an enigma. They play well in stretches but at times make bad decisions on the floor that halts any, if not all, momentum. Monrovia got off to a big start thanks to Vanessa Hernandez’ seven points. The Wildcats had a 15-13 lead after one quarter. But then came Blair (8-13, 2-2). The Vikings were the surprise thus far in the Rio Hondo League. There’s a lot of potential on that team and they have shown they can go toe to toe with the quicker teams. But at some point in last night’s game, Blair started playing a half-court offense which played to Monrovia’s advantage. The problem was that Jasmine Gordon didn’t have time for a good warm-up. She sat out the first quarter for disciplinary reasons. She entered the second quarter cold, got warmed-up in the third and got on a roll in the fourth. Blair’s Angeline Jefferson Iesha Fudge and Shaela Flynn are a good tandem. Jefferson has a good outside shot from way beyond the perimeter, though she can launch some in erratic fashion. It was hard to judge whether Blair’s defense collapsed late in the game or if Monrovia resurged. It was a scrappy game and the win certainly was an ugly one for Monrovia.

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