Thursday, January 12, 2012

WESTHEM SISTERS HELP VIKINGS STING HORNETS, SCALP CHIEFTANS

Paced by the performances of sister team Ashley and Sierra Westhem, the La Jolla Lady Viking basketball team defeated the Lincoln Lady Hornets 61-25 in a girls’ Western League contest at La Jolla High School (LJHS) last week.

Five-foot-eight senior guard Ashley Westhem led the Lady Vikings with 22 points.

Meanwhile, 5-foot-11 sophomore forward Sierra Westhem had 11 points and a game-high 10 rebounds.

Five-foot-six sophomore guard Sophia Sowers also added 11 points of her own for LJHS.

On Jan. 6, the Lady Vikings were led by Ashley Westhem (11 points) as they defeated the Clairemont Lady Chieftans 27-11 in a non-league contest also held in La Jolla.

With the victories, LJHS saw their record improve to 7-7 overall and 1-0 in the Western League.

In other girls’ high school action, the La Jolla Country Day (LJCD) Lady Torreys defeated the St. Mary’s Rams from Stockton, 71-52, in a non-league game at LJCD.

The Lady Torreys (13-1) were led by 5-foot-10 senior forward Maya Hood (24 points, seven rebounds), 5-foot-9 junior guard Kelsey Plum (17 points, 10 assists) and 5-foot-10 senior forward Malina Hood (16 points, 11 rebounds).

Behind the play of Maya Hood (29 points, eight assists) and Malina Hood (11 points), LJCD defeated the Monte Vista Lady Monarchs 82-26 in another non-league contest, this time at Monte Vista High School.

Five-foot-four junior guard Brianne Yasukochi (10 points) followed the Hood sisters in the scoring column for LJCD.

GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

• Serra Lady Conquistadors 63, at The Bishop’s School Lady Knights 57

• Mission Bay Lady Buccaneers 63, at University City Lady Centurions 22

BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

• In boys’ high school action, the UC Centurions suffered a tough 65-43 defeat to the Mission Bay Buccaneers in a Western League game at University City High School.

The Centurions were led by the play of 6-foot senior guard Kyle Holder (21 points) and 6-foot-4 junior Devonte Pritchet (11 rebounds).

With the loss, UC saw their record fall to 7-7 overall and 0-1 in the Western League.

• The Bishop’s School Knights 51, The Rock Academy Warriors 40

• Lincoln Hornets 82, La Jolla Vikings 45

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