Girls’ Basketball : Fast Break Helps Hart to Victory

Hart High Coach Pam Walker starts 4 players who stand 6-foot or taller, so it could easily be assumed that most of the Indians’ points are notched in the paint. However, their offensive strategy in a Foothill League opener Friday at Alhambra was different.

Hart (12-2 overall) scored most of its points on fast breaks and thrashed the Moors, 78-36, at Alhambra.

Sara Wilson, a 6-3 preseason All-American, scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds. Teammate Nikki Bodowy also had 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Freshman Anjanette Dionne had 14 points and 5 steals.

In another Southern Section game:


Thousand Oaks 70, Simi Valley 48--Freshman Michelle Palmisano scored a game-high 22 points and Shani Smyth added 19 as the Lancers (13-2) ran away with their Marmonte League opener.


Reseda 75, Poly 22--Aggie Garcia scored 22 points for Reseda (5-3), which made 72% of its field-goal attempts in a Valley Pac 8 Conference opener at Poly.

Kennedy 70, Taft 14--Felicia Stanley scored a game-high 23 points as the Golden Cougars (5-2) romped in the Northwest Valley Conference opener at Kennedy.

El Camino Real 92, San Fernando 22--Cathy Balint had 28 points and 12 steals and Alex Guidi had 17 points and 10 rebounds to pace the Conquistadores (6-4) in a nonleague game at El Camino Real.

North Hollywood 64, Grant 29--G. G. Sweet scored 20 points and Melinda Anger added 10 rebounds for the Huskies (8-3) in a Pac 8 Conference opener at Grant.

Van Nuys 63, Sylmar 36--Stacey Toon scored 25 points and the Wolves outscored Sylmar, 40-11, in the second half of the Pac 8 Conference opener at Sylmar.