East County Sports

Monarchs come up short vs. Hornets

2021-22 EAST COUNTY PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL

MONTE VISTA 47, LINCOLN 37

 

By Dave Dickens

EastCountySports.com

 

SAN DIEGO (12-20-2021) – The Monte Vista High girls varsity basketball team has had several tough non-league opponents.

 

However, most coaches, like Monarch head coach Sabrina Jimenez, prefer the tough competition to be battle-tested and prepared for league play. So why not the Lincoln Hornets?

 

Especially coming off a tough loss to Maranatha Christian, 59-41. That was a game the Lady Monarchs came out a bit sluggish and then won in the third and fourth quarters, but had unfortunately dug themselves into a hole, early and were trounced and denied many opportunities with shot selection.

 

With a day of rest in between the Lady Monarchs played quite the opposite, especially offensively, coming out in the first quarter with their pedal to the metal, posting a 22-5 lead, the lead shrank down to 10 at the half but 33 points scored in the second half, and the defense only allowed 12 points to finish off the Eagles, 62-31, placing the Lady Monarchs back on track, and ready to face the Lincoln Hornets (10-1).

 

Monte Vista most definitely brought their fire that had ignited both their offense and defense against one of the top talented teams in San Diego County. 

 

Talk about a team with something to prove, as they shocked the Hornets, tied 19-all at the half.

 

Meadow Delino, the floor general, led the lady Monarchs in points with 11 total, including two three-pointers,  a field goal, and 3-for-3 at the free-throw line.

 

Well, the third quarter was a success, as well, holding Lincoln to a mere seven points, allowing only two buckets and three converted free throws, as the Lady Monarchs won the third quarter 13-7, led by Micyaah Flournoy with two buckets and Lina Deleon with a three pointer, along with one successful free throw.

 

Monte Vista led 32-26 heading into the fourth quarter as hot-handed as they were on offense, and pretty impressive play defense, especially utilizing their press, which has been so effective all season.

 

The Lady Hornets had enough and were about to give a sample of why they were about to win their tenth contest. Lala Everett added two field goals, along with three free throws, and also claiming a part of the tandem, Yasmine Sharpe-Shropshire, who hit three field goals, along with a successful free throw, along with a spread of seven more added for a huge 21-point comeback for the Lincoln Hornets, squandering a valiant effort on behalf of the lady Monarchs, 47-37, in favor of the Hornets was the final, in a well-fought game.

 

Monte Vista (8-4) up next in the bracket, the San Diego Lady Cavers (10-6), just more testing of the Lady Monarchs’ ability to overcome adversity, and defeat these talented teams.

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