Prep Basketball Championship Games : Southern Section Girls' Small Schools : What's in a Name? Flintridge Hopes It's Continued Success

Long before Flintridge Sacred Heart High had a 22-3 basketball team, athletes at the girls' school were called the Tologs--an acronym for To Our Lady of Good Success.

This season's team, led by talented senior forward Janice Miller, has enjoyed an abundance of success.

Tonight at 7:30, Flintridge puts a 17-game winning streak on the line when it meets Boron (18-3) for the Small Schools championship at La Canada High.

Coach Bill Sanchez, whose team won the Horizon League title, expects a difficult test from Boron. In the semifinals, Flintridge edged Trona, 40-37. In two Desert-Inyo League games, Boron raced past Trona, 75-58 and 44-31.

Boron Coach Brad Wiggs believes that the Bobcats need a big game from senior forward Kim Fairchild, who is averaging 23.5 points a game, and senior guard Maggie Alston, who is averaging 13 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists.

"Maggie does a little bit of everything for us," Wiggs said. "She's come close to a triple-double in several games."

Sanchez, however, believes that defense will determine the outcome tonight.

"I don't think you're going to see a lot of points scored," he said. "Whoever plays the most consistent defense is going to have the edge. We've got to keep the pressure on."

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