East County Sports

Proud Pack can’t hold off rolling Crusaders

West Hills junior KERRIE DANIELS goes up with a shot for the Wolf Pack Wednesday night.

SDCIF Playoffs



By Bill Dickens
© East County Sports.com


SANTEE (3-1-17) — A 21-9 Mater Dei Catholic run in the 3rd quarter caused West Hills to lose the momentum, which the Wolf Pack never regained in Wednesday’s (Mar. 1) San Diego Section CIF Division I semifinals as the Pack succumbed to the Crusaders, 54-48.

West Hills freshman Sarah Moyer runs up the court Wednesday night.

In the first half, West Hills maintained a 28-21 lead.

Mater Dei took a 37-36 lead in fourth quarter.

“We played very good initial defense the first half but gave up way too many offensive rebounds, and that’s how they scored the majority of their 21 first half points,” said Pack coach RYAN KINSER.

“(VIVIAN) PANELA was able to get shots off and made 4 threes in the first half.

“The 3rd quarter was our downfall, gave up 21 points.  Way too many turnovers, which lead to easy baskets. We struggled to score, bad shots and missed lay-ups. Mater Dei pulled away late as we continued to struggle running good offense,” Kinser added.

“Mater Dei did a good job in the second half taking away Panela and we didn’t have enough girls step up.

“It was a great season nonetheless.  Had a lot of fun with the group of girls we had this year.  We will miss the 4 seniors, they meant a lot to this program. Over the 4-year period they had over 70 wins, not bad with the schedule we have year after year.”
West Hills:  Maya Clemons 18, Vivian Panela 12, Kerrie Daniels 8, Carly Raley 7, Jessica Fondas-Ryan 3.

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