St. Mary's Academy beat the Lady Spartans, 47-39, in a first-round CIF game Feb. 16 at Villa Park High School. The Lady Spartans trailed 30-21 at halftime but were able to rally and close the gap. With 2:14 remaining in the game, Villa Park trailed 40-35 but couldn't stop a late rally by the Belles. (Photos by Jacki Cifaldi)
Seniors Charlisa Olson and Jayme Ehlert were named to the North Hills All-League team, and fellow senior Cierra Cradle earned a second-team selection. For a complete list, check the Foothills Sentry.
Please see below regarding this wonderful honor bestowed to our program! All players and parents are encouraged to attend. The varsity team will take the team photo and Sydney To, our programs Scholar Athlete of the Year and myself will represent the program on the field at the Angels game on April 25!
Varsity beat the Mustangs, 45-34, at Yorba Linda on Tuesday, Jan. 31. The girls led 26-18 at halftime and 35-26 after the third quarter, but let the Mustangs get within three before pulling away again on some clutch free throws and a timely three-pointer by Deja Sambath. Our leading scorer was Cierra Cradle with 16 points. The Lady Spartans are now 3-1 in the North Hills League. (Photos by Jacki Cifaldi)
Varsity beat Yorba Linda, 55-50, on Jan. 24 for our second North Hills League victory. The game was tied at 37 after three quarters, thanks to a buzzer beater by Sarah Piferi, and Megan Roach gave us the lead with two quick layups to start the fourth quarter. Led by top scorer Jackie Navarro (15 points, 16 rebounds), the Lady Spartans put up a total of 18 points in the fourth quarter to seal the win. (Photos by Jacki Cifaldi)
Matthew Morrison of "Glee" stops by Tuesday, Feb. 7, to meet the Lady Spartans before a home game against El Modena.
Fired up before the Yorba Linda game Jan. 24. (Photo by Kathy Salmond)
|Offensive Player||Charlisa Olson||Bianca Olson||Jules Hoang|
|Defensive Player||Sydney To||Tiffany Le||Emily Saetae|
|Most Improved||Megan Roach||Rachel Robinson||Alexandera Villasenor|
|Coach's Award||Delaney Free||Bailey Maresh||Lindsey To, Jordan Somerndike|
|Most Inspirational||Jayme Ehlert|
|Cathy Stevens Award||Cierra Cradle|