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The Texas Tech-bound Rushlow scored twice in a 90-second span to help lift the Tartans to a 3-0 Palomares League opening victory over Diamond Bar. Rushlow has 15 goals through eight games, and also had two goals this past week in a 4-1 win over Bishop Amat, and 3-1 win over St. Lucy’s. She has scored twice in all eight games but one.
The Lancers forward tallied four goals and an assist in two games last week. The highlight was her hat trick in a 5-1 Ambassador League win against rival Ontario Christian. It marked the school’s first win in history against the Knights. The four-year varsity starter also had a goal in a 3-1 win over Linfield Christian. She has seven goals and two assists for the season.
Holt had a big week, helping end Cajon’s 24-game Citrus Belt League winning streak in the process. In that game, she scored 25 points and added seven rebounds and three steals. In wins over Carter, Cajon and Redlands last week, she averaged 29.0 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.7 steals per game.
Arrowhead Christian Academy
Calzaretta notched her fourth multi-goal game of the season in Friday’s 3-1 defeat of Ambassador League foe Woodcrest Christian, with a hat trick.
The UC Riverside-bound guard scored 17 points and had six steals Thursday as the Broncos outlasted visiting Centennial, 70-57, for a nonleague victory. Cooper scored three layups herself off the steals.
The sophomore guard averaged better than 28 points in three outings last week. Crocker scored 32 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and six steals in a win over Cypress. She notched 27 points, seven rebounds and six steals in a Sunset League opener against Huntington Beach, and closed the week with 26 points and 17 rebounds against Bishop Montgomery of Torrance. Crocker ranks amongst Orange County’s leading scorers this year, averaging 22 a game.
Jones, a 5-foot-11 forward, was dominant in the paint for West this week in a pair of big wins. Jones had 10 points and grabbed 19 rebounds in a 39-34 overtime win over Palos Verdes on Jan. 4, and had 15 rebounds two days later in a 53-30 win over Torrance in West’s Pioneer League opener.
The Monsoons (10-3-1, 1-0) are trying to regain hold of the Suburban League after La Mirada has won back-to-back CIF titles and forward Nadiayah Siqueiros did her part last week. In the first league game of the season against Norwalk, she scored four goals and had an assist in a 6-1 victory.
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