A record-breaking 41-point performance by Danielle Viglione sparked Fair Oaks Del Campo High to a 78-69 victory over Buena in a showdown between two of the state's top girls' basketball teams Saturday night at Ventura College.
Viglione hit 13 of 22 shots from the field, including six of nine from three-point range, to set a record for most points by an individual against Buena. She also led the Cougars (19-7 and ranked second in the state Division II) with eight rebounds and was nine of 11 from the free-throw line. She leads state scorers with a 28.5 points-per-game average.
"I don't remember a time when a player even scored 30 points against us," Buena Coach Joe Vaughan said. "I felt there were a lot of little things in the first half that we had to do to win and we didn't do them."
Viglione scored 12 points in the final period as Del Campo, near Sacramento, turned a 59-56 lead after three quarters into a 74-64 lead with 2 minutes 17 seconds remaining.
Buena took leads of 6-0 and 18-13 in the first quarter behind its intense full-court press and the shooting of Julie Hardy, who finished with a team-high 22 points. But the Bulldogs (19-3) got into trouble with 18 turnovers.
Del Campo's defense, ranging from a full-court press to a tough zone, forced Buena to take most of its shots from the perimeter. The Bulldogs did not take a free throw.