After her standout freshman season of 1989, much was expected of Thousand Oaks High guard Michelle Palmisano. And while she has delivered, sometimes it still has not been enough.
In a Marmonte League game at Thousand Oaks on Saturday night, Palmisano scored a game-high 36 points, but the Lancers nonetheless lost to Westlake, 63-58.
Forward Melissa Gische had 25 points to lead a trio of double-figure scorers for Westlake (4-0 in league play).
Thousand Oaks is 8-9, 1-3.
In other girls' games:
Village Christian 53, Miraleste 31--Forward Jana Kovar scored 14 points in the first half, three more than the Miraleste team, and host Village Christian (7-4, 4-0) rolled in the Alpha League game.
Kovar finished with 22 points and 17 rebounds. Center LeeAnn Robinson had 18 rebounds.
Brentwood 62, Campbell Hall 52--Despite 19 points and 21 rebounds by Kirsten Williams, Campbell Hall (6-6, 1-2) fell in a Delphic League game at home. Joanna Paul added 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Highland Hall 43, Cedu 11--Highland Hall (6-5) climbed above .500 for the first time in seven years at Stonehurst Park in Sun Valley. Monica Palma scored a game-high 12 points and added 12 rebounds for the Hawks.
L. A. Baptist 52, Maranatha 46--Alex Pistone scored 12 points and had 14 rebounds as L. A. Baptist, which trailed, 43-38, buried Maranatha with a 14-2 run to open the fourth quarter in an Alpha League game at L. A. Baptist.
Dan Shackelford added 15 points for L. A. Baptist (2-2 in league play).