Girls Hoops: Covina no match against Wilson in championship of the Rowland tourament

Matching up teams from the same league for a tournament championship can get some surprising results.

The Lady Raiders Christmas Classic girls basketball tournament at Rowland High School was no exception.

Defending Valle Vista League champion Wilson knocked off preseason league favorite Covina, ranked second in CIF-Southern Section Division 3A, 45-18 for the title Thursday night.

The Wildcats defense held high-scoring Ashli Badorf to three points. Badorf was averaging 18 points per game coming into the contest.

“It wasn’t what I expected,” Wildcats coach Tracy Calton said. “They’re very tough inside and they like to drive to the basket. We did a good job of packing in our zone and took that away from them.”

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