Valley Basketball : Louisville Girls Forge Tie for First, 53-47

Sophomore forward Danielle Bryce scored a game-high 23 points to lead Louisville High to a 53-47 victory over Bell-Jeff and forge a tie atop the San Fernando Valley League girls’ basketball standings.

Bryce scored 18 in the second half as Louisville (9-9, 4-1 in league play) extended a 25-23 halftime lead. Freshman point guard Suzi Shimoyama added 8 points and 14 assists.

“Suzi broke the defensive pressure of Bell-Jeff expertly,” Louisville Coach David Bryce said. “Bell-Jeff is a good team and we simply played great to beat them.”

Louisville (9-9 overall) and Bell-Jeff (4-1 in league play) are tied atop the league standings.


In another girls’ game:

Notre Dame 53, Chaminade 33--Kim Fischer scored 12 of her game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter as the host Knights exploded in the second half of the San Fernando Valley League game.

Chaminade (3-10, 0-4), which led, 8-4, after a quarter, and trailed, 18-16, at halftime, was led by Pam Powers with 8 points and 14 rebounds.

Felicia White scored 14 points for Notre Dame (5-13, 2-3) and Chrissi Burnap added 10 points and 16 rebounds.


Highland Hall 80, West Valley Christian 44--Point guard Bob Ramirez scored 25 points to lead the Hawks in a Westside League rout.

Five Highland Hall players had 10 or more rebounds and the Hawks totaled 61 rebounds. Highland Hall led from start to finish.

Highland Hall improved to 8-5, 5-2 league play. West Valley Christian dropped to 3-8, 0-6.