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LLA Girls Defeat Calvary Murietta

Loma Linda Academy girls varsity defeats Calvary Murietta 57-27.

Coming of a convincing win over Woodcrest Christian on Tuesday, the Lady Roadrunners might have not focused on Calvary Murietta. Two minutes into the game, Coach Brianne Carroll seemed dissatisfied with the level of intensity on the part of her squad and substituted in the second team. The Lady Warriors took advantage of a series of LLA turnovers and led at one point seemed on the verge of a double digit lead. Freshman center Karyn Clayton led the comeback with 6 points and 3 blocked shots. Freshman power forward Amalia Goulborne hauled in 4 rebounds and scored a field goal as the bench closed the gap to 3. Nevertheless, after the first quarter, Calvary Murietta fans cheered wildly for a 13-10 lead.

In the second quarter, LLA went on an 18-0 run. Freshman forward Cece Ewing, who started in place of the injured Jacqui Jones, scored the first three field goals. Senior point guard Caitlin Terukina took over with the last 9 points including a three pointer. She also added 3 steals and 2 assists in the period. For the second game in a row, the Lady Roadrunners shut out an opponent for a quarter and led 28-13 at the half.

The third quarter featured junior guard Erika Dalida's 4 steals, 4 boards and 3 points. Senior center Corrinn Clevenger had 4 boards, 4 points and 2 blocks. LLA extended the lead to 42-18.

The final period found the starters on the bench again, but for a completely different reason. Sophmore forward Kaitlyn Whitley went 2-2 including a three pointer. Clayton and Goulbourne dominated the middle combing for 9 rebounds and 6 points. As the clock wound down, freshman guard Cassie Peterson hit jumper, every member of the team had scored in the victory.

Terukina led the team with 11 points and added 4 steals, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. Three freshmen were next in scoring as Clayton had 8 and Goulborne and Ewing each had 6 points. Clayton also had 5 blocks and 4 rebounds while Goulborne had 10 rebounds. Ten LLA players got steals during the game which illustrates the defensive intensity of the team.

LLA (8-1 and 2-0 in the Ambassado League) next travels to Ontario Christian Tuesday. The Lady Knights always have a powerful team that went 14-0 in Ambassador League play last year. This year's team overwhelmed Arrowhead Christian in their opener. The Lady Knights are led by a pair of guards, Anne Spykstra and Tiffany Bogea

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