All-Mountain Valley League girls basketball 2014-15
MVP: Summer Mack, Jr., Moreno Valley Coaches of the year: Justin Remington, Moreno Valley and Gene Fortenberry, Vista Del Lago
Kiara Singer, Jr., Moreno Valley
Kaliyah Jones, Fr., Moreno Valley
Ajahnae Gamble, Sr., Moreno Valley
Skylar Fortenberry, Jr., Vista Del Lago
Thalia Carballosa, Jr., Vista Del Lago
Jalesha Love, Sr., Pacific
Maranda Jimenez, So., Rubidoux
Tecumsah Madison, Sr., Banning
Alani Oneal-Williams, Sr., San Bernardino
Aoloni Robinson, Jr., San Bernardino
I didn’t put together full highlights of Tuesday’s 46-40 overtime game, won by host and No. 1 seed Ventura over No. 5 Cajon. But I wanted to post this. It shows the chance Ventura had to put the game away, up by one (and facing a one-and-one) with 7.8 seconds left.
Then a chance for Cajon to win before Tyla Turner is fouled with 2.2 seconds to play, keeping her from getting a shot off, but enabling her to go to the line. She missed the first, then made the one she really needed, the second. She then nearly had a steal on the inbounds pass, but the inbounder stepped in and denied a shot as time expired. In overtime, Cajon ran out of gas (and personnel) and lost, ending a great season.
Chino Hills’ Raul Millian (13) goes for a layup against Bullard on Wednesday.
Here are scores and upcoming schedule for San Bernardino County teams at state
Chino Hills 83, Fresno Bullard 67 DIVISION II
Redlands East Valley 75, San Diego Mira Mesa 67 DIVISION V
San Diego Army-Navy 91, Hesperia Christian 52
First round, Friday 7 p.m.
No. 6 El Cajon Foothills Christian at No. 3 Etiwanda Saturday’s second round games, 6 p.m. DIVISION I
No. 10 San Marcos at No. 2 Chino Hills DIVISION II
No. 5 Redlands East Valley at No. 4 Lawndale
Cajon 81, San Diego Torrey Pines 51 DIVISION II
Bakersfield Independence 58, Colony 46 DIVISION V
Caruthers 51, Bloomington Christian 49
Aquinas 61, Escondido Adventist Academy 18
Saturday’s Second round, 6 p.m.
No. 5 Cajon at No. 4 Riverside North DIVISION V
No. 6 Aquinas at No. 3 Garden Grove Orangewood Academy
Cajon 6-foot junior Kayla Washington, above, had 39 points and 28 rebounds (although Cajon had her for 35 rebounds) and I believe four blocked shots. She was impressive. She owned the boards, despite the fact that Torrey Pines has a 6-3 junior in Sierra Campisano. Washington is a much better rebounder than Campisano and while Cajon made Campisano work for her 26 points, Torrey Pines couldn’t get a body on Washington.
Seldom have I seen coach Mark Lehman above, as happy with a performance (in a game I covered) as he was on Wednesday. He still wasn’t completely satisfied with the defense on Campisano. He felt his team didn’t deny her the ball enough. But Washington’s play as well as the play of Tyla and Tyra Turner made for an impressive 81-51 victory.