Glendora advances to title game: There are five CIF basketball championship banners hanging in the Glendora gym, all for the boys.The Glendora girls team will have a chance to put one of their own up next week after knocking off Pacifica (Oxnard) 62-52 in a CIF Southern Section Division 3AA semifinal game on Saturday night.
The Tartans (25-5) will play Thousand Oaks, a 50-40 winner over Bishop Amat, on Friday or Saturday at a time and place to be announced by on Monday.
“This is a special group,” Tartans coach Adam Nunemaker said. “The boys here are expected to be great, great, great but the girls didn’t get a lot of attention but now it’s starting to happen.”
The Tartans broke a tie at the start of the fourth quarter with an 11-2 run to take control of the game.
“It took us three quarters to finally figure out what to do to attack their press,” Nunemaker said. “Then it seemed like we scored on every possession. Michelle (Can) got us going in the third and Alex (Lowden) was her normal self.
All over the place, rebounding, making a shot when we needed one and making passes where they needed to go.”
Rowland’s great season ends: After Camarillo made it to the CIF Southern Section finals in senior Cameran Bahnsen’s freshman year, she vowed to do whatever it took to make it back to the top before the end of her high school career.
After one half of basketball on Saturday night in the Division 2AA girls basketball semifinals, it looked like Bahnsen might come up short in reaching that goal. But quickly into the second half, visiting Camarillo made it a reality as the Scorpions outscored Rowland by 17 points in the third period en route to their 70-55 road victory.
“We’ve just been working staying together as a team for all these years and we do so well because we have great chemistry,” Bahnsen said. “I love my team. We’re all best friends and we have fun and that’s why we’re doing so well.”
CIF-Southern Section Playoffs Schedule
Girls Basketball Basketball
All games start at 7 p.m., unless noted
Camarillo 70, Rowland 55
Glendora 62, Oxnard Pacifica 52
Thousand Oaks 50, Bishop Amat 40
Lancaster 53, La Salle 47
Knight 47, Pomona 31
Village Christian 67, Pasadena 53
Crean Lutheran at Westridge