HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SOUTHERN SECTION GIRLS’ CHAMPIONSHIPS : DIVISION I-A
Thousand Oaks 67, Buena 57--Michelle Palmisano had a game-high 24 points to lead the Lancers at UC Irvine.
Buena (25-3) cut a nine-point deficit to 56-53 with 3 minutes 6 seconds left, but Palmisano stole the ball and passed to Sasha Scardino, who was fouled and made two free throws to increase Thousand Oaks’ lead to 58-53.
Buena’s Lianne Ishikawa made two free throws to cut the lead to 58-55, but Palmisano answered with a 15-foot bank shot.
Thousand Oaks is 28-3.
San Luis Obispo Mission Prep 49, Pasadena Poly 37--The Royals (21-5) outscored the Panthers, 14-5, in the third quarter to break open a close game at CalTech.
Anicia Bonds scored 15 points for Mission Prep. Georgia Barker led the Panthers (29-0) with 14 points.
Mission Prep had a 25-21 halftime lead.
Morro Bay 56, Santa Ynez 34--The Pirates (24-3) used a balanced scoring attack and a solid defensive effort to gain the victory at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo.
Morro Bay, which led, 24-17, at half, outscored Santa Ynez, 14-5, in the third quarter to take a 38-22 lead.
Sara Pierce scored 16 points, Wendy Fulong and Veronica McCrea 11 and Zeny Galo 10 for the Pirates.
Erin Alexander scored 17 points for Santa Ynez (15-12).