San Dimas Girls Basketball tournament: Diamond Ranch, Chino Hills advance to Friday’s semifinals

By Steve Ramirez
@SteveRRamirez on Twitter
San Dimas High School girls basketball coach Gary Jackson figured the Saints would have a rough December, but could figure it out and be a challenger in the Valle Vista League come January.
But it’s hard to imagine he thought the start to the season would be this tough.
Chloe Werling scored 11 points and Morgan Allen had 10 and Chino Hills added to San Dimas’ woes with a 54-12 victory over the Saints in a San Dimas Sherise Edmonds Memorial Tournament pool-play game at San Dimas High School.
The Huskies scored 24 of the first 26 points and forced 26 turnovers to improve to 3-3.
Aunisha Leffridge scored six points for the Saints, who slipped to 0-6. San Dimas was 1 of 17 from the floor and had 13 turnovers in the first half.
San Dimas coach Gary Jackson: “It’s been our downfall all year. We’ve been battling some injuries and we seem to get off to slow starts. When we dig a hole that deep, (the opposition) sees blood, and its hard to fight back from the that.”

San Dimas Girls Basketball Tournament
Pool A: Gladstone, Claremont, Lakeside
Pool B: West Covina, Vista Murrieta, Upland
Pool C: Chino Hills, Diamond Ranch, San Dimas
Monday’s round-robin results
Claremont 57, Gladstone 17
Vista Murrieta 66, West Covina 26
Diamond Ranch 32, Chino hills 21
Tuesday’s round-robin results
Vista Murrieta 67, Upland 23
Lakeside 56, Claremont 34
Diamond Ranch 53, San Dimas 37
Wednesday’s round-robin results
Chino Hills 54, San Dimas 12
Lakeside 93, Gladstone 25
Upland 60, West Covina 43
Friday’s semifinals
Vista Murietta vs Chino Hills, 6 p.m.
Diamond Ranch vs Lakeside, 7:30 p.m.

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