East County Sports

Lady Patriots claim victory, of sorts



By Dave Dickens



EL CAJON (12-13-17) – According to Christian High head coach Vickie Carrington, Tuesday night’s home game against Mater Dei Catholic would be a true test of what the Lady Patriots were really made of.

“Christian is a young team and we showed this evening what we are really about,” said Carrington. “And 71-75 is a win for us tonight.”

The Crusaders did win but it was quite the battle, 75-71.

Yes, Mater Dei Catholic (4-4) came into this contest ranked 14th in the SDSCIF Division 1, while the Christian High Patriots (7-1) came into this contest ranked number 1 in SDSCIF Division 3.

Mater Dei junior guard CHLOE WEBB is ranked the number 2 player in the county for a reason.

Webb is scoring 22 points per game, grabbing 8 rebounds per game and recording 2.5 steals per game.

She was definitely the one for the Patriots to keep covered during one of the tougher games they have played this season, a true test of their talent level.

“I think only one of our players was noted as a player to watch by the Union-Tribune, but I say we have more than one to watch,” said Carrington. “We played excellent this evening, I’m so proud of my girls, especially a big shout out to RAELYN MUECA for her effort and KRISTIN WILLIAMS Kristin Williams for her consistency.

“SIMONE JAMES and HANNAH RICHARDSON stepped up and played great to help their team out, ”said Carrington.
“James turned it up in the 4th quarter, I’m super proud of my girls.”

The first minute or two was a back and forth with missed buckets by both squads.

Both defenses played a tight game.

However, James, one of the star players for the Patriots, had a quick couple of fouls and had to sit down a little late into the first quarter, which is always tough having her out of the game as she is always a strong matchup on the floor.

Once again, the young Christian freshman, Williams, defended Marissa Sanchez, who had 20 points, but Williams was defending Sanchez very effectively all night.

“I cannot speak enough on the talent level that we have with the players at Christian,” Carrington said. “hese
girls are such a joy to coach and are really hungry to learn.”

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