As Loma Linda Academy’s girls varsity team jumped out to a 9-0 lead in the first three minutes of the game against Woodcrest Christian, Darryl Trujillo, Woodcrest’s scorer and probably the person who most closely tracks the Ambassador League, commented, “That’s why they are ranked in the top 10 of the division. They deserve it.” The Roadrunners were indeed ranked #6 in the latest MaxPrep’s Division 5 AA computer ratings. More importantly, the team has not had let downs: they have scored between 53 and 61 points in seven of the eight league games so far this season. In the last three games, they tallied exactly 60 points in each.
Jacqui Jones and Caitlin Terukina combined for 18 of the Roadrunners 20 first quarter points while Ericka Dalida, Corinn Clevenger and Alex Stream hauled in 7 rebounds. The team rang up 9 steals while holding Woodcrest to only 2 points.
Jones and CeCe Ewing each hit from downtown in the second quarter as LLA extended its lead to 34-8 at halftime. Freshmen post players Amalia Goulborne and Karen Clayton got to play as a tandem for extended minutes.
All five starters scored in the third period. Stream and Clevenger combined for 3 blocks. In the final period, Aurriel Fennison led LLA with 4 points and 3 rebounds.
Jones finished with 20 points including going 4 for 4 from three point range. She also added 5 steals. Terukina ended up with 11 points and 4 assists. Alex Stream had another good game with 6 points and 7 boards plus 2 blocks. Brittany Walker led Woodcrest with 10 points.
LLA (18-2, 8-0) has three straight home games on January 22, 23 and 29 against Calvary Murrieta, Linfield and Ontario Christian.