TORRANCE Good things come in pairs.
That was exactly what the Long Beach Poly women’s basketball team with host Bishop Montgomery did in the quarterfinals of CIF Southern Section Division 1 on Wednesday.
Pori (13-2) scored 21 points from senior Lily Bugs, with 15 points taking control of the game in the first half and junior Nara Williams scoring 18 points in the game high in the second half. Defeated. Points for 69-47 wins.
Jack Rabbit will play against Roosevelt or Fairmont Prep in Eastvale. They are planning to play the quarterfinals tonight.
“As the coach told us, we came out with a lot of energy and concentration,” Williams said. “We did everything we had to do and talked a lot about defense.”
At first it seemed to be another dogfight for Bishop Montgomery (11-6) as Knight won the last game in overtime on Saturday night.
After Bishop Montgomery lost 11-6, Knights scored five consecutive points and drew the game with Clie Pepe’s three-point shot with one minute and 45 seconds remaining in the first quarter. Bugs responded with a jumper 15 feet from his right elbow, returning the lead to Poly 13-11. Poly leads in the second quarter 15-14.
At that time, Poly dominated the game, running 13-2 in the first five minutes of the second quarter and increasing the lead to 12 in halftime.
“I’m not the type of person who wants to go out for a score, but I want to take advantage of it when I get the chance,” Bugs said. “This is what I’m expected to do in this kind of situation. We knew what we had to do, but didn’t do it early on. Boxing them out in particular. When we started these efforts, we were able to step up and expand our lead. “
In the third quarter, it was about the same for Poly. Jackrabbits started the quarter with an 18-8 run and took a 20-point lead with two minutes remaining.
Knights continued to fight in the fourth quarter, reducing the lead from 23 to 16, but not enough as Jack Rabbit scored the next eight points to freeze Poly’s victory.
“They are a very good team,” said Pepe, who finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds. “There were a few things I couldn’t do well in the offense and it cost me, but I’m proud of the girls fighting to the end.
“I can’t complain about the time I’ve spent in the bishop for the last three years. I’m confident I’ve lost tonight and will marinated and smoke tomorrow. It will help prepare for the girls and will be a great experience for the girls coming back next season. “
Karli Schwenke scored 9 points and 7 rebounds in the Knights defeat.
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