Bonita spiked San Dimas in three games Tuesday.
San Dimas High School has controlled the Smudge Pot in football, but the girls volleyball rivalry between the Saints and intra-district rival Bonita has been colored Bearcat green.
That didn’t change Tuesday.
Senior Allie LaPierre had 18 kills and 15 digs and junior Ashley Maxfeldt had 32 assists and seven aces and Bonita continued its recent dominance in the series with a 26-24, 25-16-25-20 victory in a nonleague match at San Dimas.
The Bearcats, who are ranked No. 1 in the area for the second consecutive week, are 7-0 against their rivals since 2004 and improved to 5-2 this season. San Dimas, ranked No. 7, received five kills from Ashley Burchfield. The Saints slipped to 3-2.
Bonita coach Adriana Contreras: “This is always a great match,” Bonita coach Adriana Contreras said. “San Dimas and Bonita have always been rivals, so this is great school spirit on both sides.
“This is a match that everybody, the entire team looks forward to playing. They are just very pumped for it.”
San Dimas coach Nicki Bonomo: “Bonita’s a good team,” Bonomo said. “Our girls are young and they played hard, they played well.
“They gave it their best shot. You can’t take anything away from Bonita. They are a good team.”
THIS WEEK’S TOP 10
1. Bonita (4-2)
2. Walnut (1-1)
3. South Hills (2-1)
4. Glendora (2-0)
5. Los Altos (2-0)
6. St. Lucy’s (2-3)
7. San Dimas (3-1)
8. Diamond Bar (3-3)
9. Ganesha (9-3)
10. Gladstone (4-3)