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Girls' basketball: La Jolla Country Day wins fourth state title

Girls' basketball: La Jolla Country Day wins fourth state title
La Jolla Country Day players celebrate after winning the CIF Division V state championship at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley (Steve Galluzzo / For The Times)

Mariana Ecija scored 14 points and Alaysia Styles added 10 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocks as La Jolla Country Day held off Eastside College Prep 40-36 to win the CIF Division V state hampionship at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley. 

Mai-Loni Henson had eight rebounds and six assists and Kiera Oakry had eight rebounds and four points for the Torreys (18-11), who lost to Pinewood in the Division V state final last year.

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Isabel Aguirre made two free throws -- her only points of the game -- to clinch the victory with 6.8 seconds remaining.

La Jolla Country Day won the Division IV state title in 2012 and won back-to-back Division V state titles in 2001-02.

Kayla Tahaafe scored 12 points, Chacitty Cunningham had 11 and Destiny Graham added nine for the Panthers (25-6), who were making their first state finals appearance. Eastside College Prep had only six players.

-- Steve Galluzzo

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