“We were penetrating more and playing tougher defense,” said guard Chyanne Pagkalinawan, who finished with 18 points and five assists. “And we were outrunning them. We kept pushing the ball. We shut down their main shooters.” Kayla Konrad scored 28 points for Valencia, which will now travel to West High of Torrance on Saturday for a rematch of last year’s quarterfinals, a Valencia loss. “We just have to keep doing what we’re doing,” Pagkalinawan said.
Girls hoops: Valencia beat Canyon of Anaheim 60-23 on the road tonight in @CIFSS D1AA 1st round. Vikes have rematch at West Torrance Sat.— Signal Sports (@SignalSports) February 17, 2017
Hart 57, Buena 50Indians coach Terra Palmer didn’t mind her team’s draw in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 1A playoffs. Her team regularly plays in the Buena High tournament in Ventura. The Indians know the gym. Palmer had reason to feel good. The Indians (12-14) went on the road and beat the Bulldogs (20-7) Thursday, avenging a loss in preleague play. “They had the right energy. They came out and everyone was locked in and did their job,” Palmer said.