Girls' basketball: Chaminade wins Open Division championship over Mater Dei, 64-63

Eric Sondheimer
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It was a thriller on Saturday night at Azusa Pacific in the Southern Section Open Division girls' basketball championship game.

Down to less than four seconds, Chaminade got a baseline jumper from Isabel Newman to pull off a 64-63 victory over No. 1-seeded Santa Ana Mater Dei.

It was the second time this season Chaminade (25-3) has beaten the Monarchs (28-2) by a single point. Both Mater Dei losses are to Chaminade.

Paige Fecske led Chaminade with 25 points. She made six of 11 shots from three-point range. Valerie Higgins had 11 points and Leonna Odom 16.

Katie Lou Samuelson scored 31 points for Mater Dei.

 

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