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Aguilar directed Village Christian to capture the season-opening Providence Tournament, earning Tournament MVP honors while keying wins over Flintridge Sacred Heart, Canoga Park, Bell-Jeff, Flintridge Prep and Notre Dame Academy. She averaged 9.6 points, 2.4 steals and 1.4 steals.
Sloan wrapped up a stellar sophomore season with a trip to the CIF Southern Section Individual quarterfinals. Sloan entered the CIF individuals with 32 consecutive wins, and beat Emily Ackerman of Thousand Oaks 6-1, 6-4 but lost to Harvard-Westlake’s Jenna Mustafa 6-0, 6-1 in the quarterfinals. Sloan hyperextended her knee in the second set against Mustafa.
Lowden was named the most valuable player of the La Habra tournament and helping Glendora defeat Ridgecrest Burroughs 59-53 in the championship game. Lowden scored 19 points with 11 rebounds in the championship game to help the Tartans improve to 4-0 as it swept all four games to win the tournament. Lowden had 12 points, seven rebounds and eight assists in the Tartans’ 70-38 semifinal win over Whittier Christian.
Most of the preseason hype for area girls basketball centers around Long Beach Poly. The Jackrabbits will begin the season ranked in the top 10 nationally by both Maxpreps and USA Today. But Millikan’s Tyler Frierson turned in an eye-opening performance in the first week of the season. The Wright State signee averaged 27.5 points per game and 17.8 rebounds across four contests last week in Redondo Beach.
The senior guard averaged 16.5 points, eight assists, and better than six steals a game in leading JSerra to a first-place finish in last week’s Downey High Tournament of Champions. Ackerman scored a season-high 26 points in a win over host Downey, and followed that up with a 16-point showing against Kennedy in the final. With a 4-0 record, JSerra has already matched its win total from all of last season in the first week of the regular season. Five different Lions have already scored in double figures in a game this year.
Peurifoy finished a standout season in style Saturday, placing 25th in 18 minutes, 10.8 seconds in the Nike Cross Nationals cross country meet at Glendoveer Golf Course in Portland, Ore.
The junior goal keeper anmd team captain was named Most Valuable Player of the San Dimas Winter Classsic, helping the Regents (3-1-1) to the championship. She made 29 saves and notched four shutouts in the event, one of those coming in a 1-0 win over Glendora in the title game. The other shutouts came against San Dimas, Rio Mesa and West Covina.
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