Chino Hills tops Brahmas

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Chino Hills did play effectively for most of the game, losing its composure just a few times. The first instances were during the opening minutes when the Huskies turned the ball over on their first two possessions. The other time was when point guard Tayna Pena lost her composure with 3:04 left in the game. Pena lost the ball and was whistled for a foul and complained that she thought she had been fouled, which drew a technical. Because Chino Hills was in the double bonus, Diamond Bar (7-12, 1-2) got two free throws for the foul and two for the technical foul, plus the ball. And because Pena already had three personal fouls, the personal, plus the technical gave her five, which fouled her out. Alex Lyons-Smith made three of the four free throws to bring her team’s deficit to 11 points at 51-40. “She plays very aggressive, and she’s not going to back down from anybody,” Gottbrecht said of Pena. “It was probably a well-deserved (technical). She knows better.” Even though the Huskies had their point guard sitting, they still managed to hold on, thanks to seniors Jennifer Wong and Daeshawn Page. Wong scored 19 points, hitting four three-pointers, and Page added 12 points. The Huskies (14-5, 2-1) used a solid defense to create 19 turnovers and limit Diamond Bar’s scoring chances. And after shooting just 4-for-9 at the free-throw line in the first half, Chino Hills went 16-for-22 in the second half. The Huskies made 11 of 14 free throws in the final 1:46 to put the game away, led by senior Courtney Smith, who made 4 of 6 free throws in that stretch. “I stress all the time playing four quarters and the girls did a really good job tonight,” Gottbrecht said. “I give Diamond Bar a lot of credit. Any time you can get a win over here, it’s good.” DIAMOND BAR – Before his team’s Sierra League girls basketball game against Diamond Bar, Chino Hills coach John Gottbrecht gave the cliche list of things the visiting Huskies needed to do to win – doing the little things. Gottbrecht may have been speaking in generalities, but the way Chino Hills came away with a 64-51 victory on Wednesday was very specific to what its coach was speaking of. center_img Junior Alissa Anaya scored 17 points and Tiffani Takeshita added 10 to lead Diamond Bar. Brahmas coach Ty Watkins said his team didn’t respond well in the first quarter when Chino Hills went on an 11-4 run to close out the period. “We were so worried about their outside shooting that we extended our defense out and forgot our basic weakside defense,” Watkins said. “They had seven layups uncontested, and that was basically the difference in the game. We struggled with our shot a little bit.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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