Area powers Bishop Amat and Bonita could meet in Covina Girls Tournament finals this week

Bonita 50, Charter Oak 39: Bonita (5-0) won four games last week capped with a 63-60 win over tough Brea Olinda to win the Brea Olinda Ladycast Classic and its gearing up for a tournament later this month in Las Vegas, but Tuesday’s game against Charter Oak proved tough with Wheatley out with a headache.
Bonita struggled to victory over Charter Oak, getting 17 points from Smith and 14 from Ariana Abo. The Chargers and Bearcats were tied at half and it was a close third quarter before the Bearcats started pulling away.
Brooke Clementson and Erin Houston each scored 14 points for the Chargers.
Bonita will host Arroyo, a 40-26 winner over Arroyo, in Wednesday’s quarterfinals at South Hills at 6:30 p.m.
“There’s no excuses on our part, “ Bonita coach Darren Baumunk said. “But after last week’s Brea Olinda tournament we were kind of beat up. We had a physical game against Brea Saturday night and Nikki’s been sick, Kandyce is dinged up, and we have another out with a concussion. But we’ve got a lot of girls trying to do the best they can and it gives them a chance to get their (games) going.”

First round at Covina HS
Top Bracket
Bonita 50, Charter Oak 39
Arroyo 40, Wilson 26
Ayala 51, West Covina 43
Cantwell 59, Covina 35
Lower Bracket
EL Rancho 60, AB Miller 35
South Hills 45, La Salle 39
Muir 35, St. Lucy’s 33
Bishop Amat 52, Jurupa Hills 36

Wednesday’s Quarterfinals
Top Bracket
Bonita 50, Arroyo 7
Cantwell Sacred Heart 69, Ayala 63
Lower Bracket
El Rancho 53, South Hills 49
Bishop Amat 55, Muir 25
Friday’s Semifinals at Covina
Bonita vs. Cantwell Sacred Heart, 6:30 p.m.
El Rancho vs. Bishop Amat, 8 p.m.

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  • MVL

    Fred, who do you think is the favorite to win the MVL for girls basketball this season?

    • FredJ

      I don’t know, normally always thinking Rosemead but I hear South El Monte is pretty good. Arroyo looked alright but South is probably the team to beat

      • MVL

        Yea, South’s new coach is the real deal, it’s too bad their best player got injured (not sure how long though). She was averaging 18 points a game so far.