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Chaminade of West Hills captured the Platinum Division championship at the West Coast Jamboree.
Chaminade emerges as a state power after Platinum Division triumph over Carondelet of Concord at 13th Annual West Coast Jamboree. Look for new state top 20 later this week.
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not many california high school girls’ basketball fans outside the san fernando valley, and particularly those in northern california, know much about chaminade of west hills.
now, after an 81-71 west coast jamboree platinum division victory by the previous no. 16 ranked eagles over former no. 7 carondelet of concord, not only are the girls from the valley on the map, they’re poised to move way up in the new cal-hi sports rankings to be released later this week.
chaminade (14-1) never trailed, and the eagles led 62-44 at the end of the third quarter before a scrappy carondelet squad made a fourth quarter run to make the final score respectable.
the eagles’ mi’chael wright, a rugged power forward that can finish strongly down low, had her way inside against the girls from northern california. the 5-foot-11 uc santa barbara-bound wright finished with team highs of 22 points and 12 rebounds, and was the obvious choice for the david “scoop” jackson most valuable player award, named after the jamboree’s founder and tournament director.
mi’chael wright from chaminade of west hills with her west coast jamboree mvp award. photo by harold abend.
“the girls guarding me were taller so i couldn’t rely on layups,” wright told cal-hi sports. “i had to rely on my strength and i had to outwork them.”
carondelet (8-2) was very tough throughout the first half, and its running style and switching defense created eight ties and had the cougars trailing by just 36-33 at the half.
The third quarter was when the Eagles took control, going on a 13-0 run that turned the score from 47-42 to 60-42 and pretty much sealed the deal.
“They gave us something different and it took time to figure it out,” said Wright, who had 13 points and 14 rebounds in a first-round 70-30 win over Sacramento Sheldon, then 17 points and 12 rebounds in a 66-62 win over host Deer Valley of Antioch, and then 13 points and nine rebounds in the team’s closest game of the tournament, a 59-54 win over perennial NorCal D1 powerhouse Berkeley.
“I knew Carondelet played good defense, they could finish, and they were smart,” Chaminade head coach Kelly Dimuro said. “In the third quarter the girls stepped up and handled the pressure and the result was we got open layups.”
The third quarter run and lots of those layups came from production by Eagles other than senior team leader Wright.
Devan Stanback, a 6-foot-3 junior post, came off the bench to record a double-double 16 points and 10 rebounds with three blocks. A huge portion of her work came in the second half. For her efforts, Stanback was named All-Tournament.
Senior Cassie MacLeod, a 6-footer who can play up top or down low, was huge in the second half. She finished with 15 points and eight rebounds. MacLeod was also named all-tourney. Junior sharpshooter Kaylie Fandino hit some key second-half shots, and she made All-Tournament after finishing with 16 points. The only other senior on the team besides Wright, Mount Union-bound Robyn Brown (eight points, four assists in the title game), was named all-tourney after turning in four solid performances.
Freshman Valerie Higgins, another 6-footer who can play any position on the court, came off the bench to snare 10 rebounds (six points) with many in the second half that kept Carondelet to one shot possessions.
Two other girls that were key to the victory were 6-foot-2 junior Natalie Valenzuela (seven rebounds, three steals), and sophomore point guard Paige Fecske. She chipped in with some key fourth-quarter free-throws and also had six rebounds, three steals and three assists.
Despite not having anywhere near the bench of Chaminade, 22-year Carondelet head coach Margaret Gartner had her girls in the game most of the way.
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Chaminade is 11-2 with both losses by two points, but for the Eagles to be taken seriously they must perform better in the tough Mission League after going a combined 10-28 in league competition over the past three seasons.
After finishing the nonleague slate this Saturday at 5 p.m. against Providence at College of the Canyons, Chaminade opens Mission play Monday against visiting Loyola.
“I’m happy with our preseason performance, and I’m looking forward to league,” Chaminade coach Todd Wolfson said. “Every night will be a battle, and I’m looking forward to that.”================================================== ==============Chaminade has 4 fall sports teams with very high national rankings( Girls soccer #41, Boys BB #201 , Girls BB #55 and Football #104 ). Girls BB will be jumping up in the ranks next week after that win over #6 Carondelet, unless Oaks can beat them this Sat. Its time for football players to rest so Im gonna talk basketball , then track and baseball in the spring.
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Nadeeagle1 wrote: She is a transfer from Crespi, She wanted to be a part of a more competitive team.
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