Girls' Roundup : Point Loma Wins 57th Straight Game--and the Title

Times Staff Writer

Sophomore forward Terri Mann scored 32 points, grabbed 17 rebounds, blocked 6 shots and had 3 steals to lead Point Loma High to a 53-48 win over Wilson of San Francisco Saturday night in the State Division I girls' championship game at the Oakland Coliseum Arena.

Mann made two free throws with 16 seconds remaining to seal the win as the Pointers won their 57th consecutive game and second straight state title. Point Loma (28-0 this season) won the Division II title last year.

Wilson, which finished the year at 26-3, made a late run at the Pointers, trimming a 10-point deficit to just two points with 36 seconds remaining. But Mann made two foul shots to climax the Pointers' perfect season.

"This feels better than the last one because the team matured and came together this season," Pointer Coach Lee Trepainier said. "This was (some) encore. We established ourselves as the leaders in the state and maintained that status."

Pleasant Valley 63, El Camino 49--El Camino guard Sharon Turner led the state in scoring with a 33.8 average, but the 5-9 senior managed just 16 points against Pleasant Valley in the Division II title game. Pleasant Valley guard Tracey Anderson limited Turner to only 8 of 21 shot attempts as the Vikings finished a perfect year with a 28-0 record.

Pleasant Valley forward Kari Christensen led all scorers with 26 points, including 8 of 13 attempts at the free-throw line. She also had 13 rebounds. El Camino, which finished with a 27-2 record, was hurt early when Turner picked up her third foul in the first quarter.

Woodlake 59, Justin-Siena 57 (OT)--Guard Carrie Dever made two free throws with 20 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Tigers the Division III championship. The Tigers (27-1) won their 25th consecutive game after surviving a missed free throw by Justin-Siena forward Patty Schill with no time remaining in regulation play and the score tied, 53-53.

Woodlake, a small school in a farming community halfway between Bakersfield and Fresno, built a four-point lead in the three-minute overtime period and held off a late Brave charge. Justin-Siena finished the year with a 23-2 record.

Junior center Kathy Williams led the Tigers with 16 points, making 7 of 11 field goal attempts and 2 of 4 free throw tries. She came into the game with a 6.5 scoring average. Sonja Vanwinden paced the Braves with 15 points.

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