Award – Game of the year
Winner – Chaminade/Long Beach Poly girls basketball
Long Beach Poly girls basketball head coach Carl Buggs (left) and Chaminade head coach Kelli DiMuro represented their respective teams on June 10 at the SCPL Awards for the Game of the Year.
Chaminade’s Valerie Higgins crossed halfcourt with time winding down in the CIF Southern Section Open Division SoCal Regional title game against Long Beach Poly, then made a great decision. Higgins passed to Duke-commit Leaonna Odom, who stepped back to create space and let it fly. The shot bounced several times off the rim, eventually falling through for a dramatic 50-49 victory. The victory moved Chaminade into the State Open Division final, which it won a week later.