LAS VEGAS HOLIDAY CLASSIC: Aggie girls miss opportunities, fall to Lions


After her team dropped its first game of the Las Vegas Holiday Classic at Centennial, Arbor View coach Donna Gentry was concerned about her team’s effort in its second game.

The effort was there, but the shots didn’t fall — especially in the final three minutes.

Trailing all game, the Aggies had opportunities down the stretch but couldn’t finish in a 42-32 loss to Fairfax (Calif.).

Arbor View (8-4) fought back and pulled to within 34-29 on Dani Chaney’s 3-pointer with 2:30 left.
But Arbor View managed only a Dana Lewis layup the rest of the way.

“We just didn’t make shots,” Gentry said. “We have the chances, we just didn’t execute. Mentally, we’re young. We just didn’t set the pace or the intensity.”

Fairfax scored eight of the game’s first nine points. The Aggies responded with buckets by Amanda Embleton and Janae Strode to close the quarter trailing 14-7.

Arbor View had trouble solving Fairfax’s zone in the second quarter and trailed 18-13 at the half.

Strode had 10 points to lead Arbor View, which made just 3 of 14 free-throw attempts.

Illiana Blanc led the Lions with 10 points, and teammate John’ea Thompson scored nine.

Granite Hills (Calif.) 49, Arbor View 41 — Skylar Williams scored 20 points to lead the Eagles by the Aggies.

Ariona Gill paced the Aggies with 13 points, and Lewis added nine points for Arbor View.

Liberty 58, Hazard (Ky.) 26 — Sydney Clark had 10 points to lead a balanced attack as the Patriots topped the Bulldogs.

Dayanni Cochran added nine points, and Paris Strawther tallied eight points for Liberty.

Liberty 62, Douglas 21 — Cochran and Strawther each scored 13 points as the Patriots rolled past the Tigers.

Clark added 12 points for Liberty.

Granite Hills (Calif.) 67, Valley 37 — Williams pumped in 29 points to lead the Eagles by the Vikings.

Nae Harvey added 12 points for Granite Hills, which  used a 22-10 second-quarter run to take a 39-19 halftime lead.

Gabby Cabanero led the Vikings with 11 points.

Douglas 40, Shadow Ridge 26 — Desiree Cage led a balanced attack with nine points as the Tigers topped the Mustangs.

Douglas raced to a 23-9 halftime lead and iced the game with a 13-3 third-quarter run. Cage had seven points during the run.

Ciera DaPra hit five 3-pointers and had 17 points to lead the Mustangs.

West Torrance (Calif.) 66, Shadow Ridge 9 —  Sydney Chase had 15 points to lead the Warriors past the Mustangs.

Mel Yamamoto added 12 points for West Torrance, which led 37-1 at the half.

Woodbridge (Calif.) 68, Western 26 — Kelli Robinson hit four 3-pointers in the first half as Woodbridge ran past Western.

Robinson and Sarah Lipton both scored 20 points for Woodbridge, which raced to a 22-8 first-quarter lead and never looked back.

Destiny Gonzalez and Capricia Pierce each scored nine points for Western.

Centennial 55, Western 7 — Jada Brown chipped in 18 points as the Bulldogs rolled past the Warriors.

Centennial led 20-5 after one quarter and 37-5 at the half.

Highland (Ariz.) 51, Desert Oasis 38 — Tatiana Kearn nailed seven 3-pointers but the Diamondbacks fell to the Hawks.

Rebecca Rudd led Highland with 12 points, and teammate Megan Brown scored 10.

Dimond (Alaska) 59, Desert Oasis 43 — The Diamondbacks shot just 24 percent in the second half in their loss to Dimond.

Aminata Cole led the Lynx with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Tara Thompson and Sierra Afoa each added 11 points, and Rohyn Huss scored 10 for Dimond.

Sammi Tso had 20 points for Desert Oasis on 7 of 9 shooting. 

Highland (Ariz.) 46, Coronado 19 — Kendall Perry drained three of the Hawks’ eight 3-pointers in a win over the Cougars.

Sofie Cruz paced Coronado with nine points.