Matadors season ends in state playoffs

Troy and Mount Miguel at the end of the game on Thursday.


FULLERTON – The Mount Miguel Matadors were the last East County girls team to complete their basketball season on Thursday and that’s still a good thing.

The Matadors were eliminated from the CIF State Division I playoffs in a 49-31 defeat in a SoCal regional second round game against the Troy Warriors.

The Matadors were off to a promising start, holding a 10-6 lead after one period.

Troy had a strong second quarter but only managed a 22-18 advantage at intermission.

Both teams were cold from three-point range.

But Gaby Tan and Troy controlled the third quarter. She finished with 18 points.

Troy outscored the Matadors, 18-4, in the third.

Troy will face Rosary Academy next in a game at Servite High.

Mount Miguel finished 24-7

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