Arbor View girls basketball coach Annette Turley had to wait longer than expected, but her team finally got a tournament win Monday.
Caroline Rivera had 10 points and two steals to help the Aggies take control early en route to a 47-19 losers’ bracket victory over Desert Pines in the Lady Wolves Holiday Tournament at Basic.
“It feels good, but I am still disappointed because we shouldn’t be in the losers’ bracket,” said Turley, whose squad opened the day with a loss to Los Alamitos (Calif.). “We made fewer mistakes in this game. We took care of the ball and avoided turnovers.”
The Aggies rattled off the first eight points and led 11-2 when Janae Strode nailed a four-foot jumper late in the first quarter.
Arbor View, which held the Jaguars to two first-half field goals, led 19-5 at halftime, allowing Turley to unload her bench for much of the second half.
“There are some things we are working on so we can compete at the next level,” Turley said. “So today was a good learning experience that we can build upon.”
The Aggies led 38-7 after holding Desert Pines without a field goal in the third quarter, but Desert Pines’ Chrystian Myles found a rhythm in the fourth, when she scored nine of her 12 points. She also finished with five rebounds and five steals.
Strode added six points for Arbor View, which forced 27 turnovers.
Denver East (Colo.) 62, Legacy 21 — Jonnae Richardson had 18 points and five rebounds to help the Angels roll past the Longhorns in a semifinal.
Monise Fattahi had four points, three rebounds and two steals to lead Legacy, which committed 27 turnovers.
Basic 49, Tech 25 — Jayla Brown scored 28 points to lift the Wolves over the Roadrunners.
Dana Deloney added 12 points for Basic, which grabbed an 18-4 first-quarter advantage and led the rest of the way.
Leslie Williams scored eight points to lead Tech.
Legacy 44, Tech 29 — TaEha Pankey scored seven points to lead the Longhorns past the Roadrunners.
Tamya Blackwell added six points to the balanced Legacy attack.
Williams and Clarissa Szluha each scored eight points to lead Tech.
Mt. Eden (Calif.) 36, Desert Pines 19 — Ferrynn Steen-Williams scored 14 points to lead the Monarchs past the Longhorns.
Myles scored eight points to lead Desert Pines, which never recovered from a scoreless second quarter.
Los Alamitos (Calif.) 48, Arbor View 35 — Dani Iwami scored 19 points, and Sarah Hermann added 12 points to help the Griffins defeat the Aggies.
Ariona Gill had 12 points to lead Arbor View, which trailed 17-6 after the first quarter. Strode added 11 points for the Aggies.
Denver East (Colo.) 44, Basic 42 — Richardson scored 18 points to help the Angels edge the Wolves.
Brown scored 14 points to lead Basic, which trailed by eight points before rallying in the fourth quarter. Deloney added 11 points.