St. Monica Girls Basketball Team Continue To Roll

Mariners win four games to take St. Monica Winter Classic

Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013, 7:30:00 AM

Dennis Freeman

The St. Monica girls’ basketball team has been on a roll

lately. That’s a good thing for the Mariners and their head coach Kelly Evans. After

rolling out three straight wins at the South East Winter Classic, the Mariners

went out and defeated four tough opponents at the St. Monica Classic


The Mariners next game will be against View Park this Saturday. St.

Monica will then take off the rest of the holiday season before they open up Camino

Real League play against Flintridge Sacred Heart on Jan. 7.

If the Mariners

keep up their momentum going into league play, the rest of the teams will be in

trouble.  Junior Liyah Lewis scored 21

points to help lead the Mariners past Crossroads in the first game of the

tournament, which St. Monica prevailed 49-42. 

The Mariners then eked out a

60-58 win against Notre Dame Academy, thanks to the play of Katrina Balatico.

Balatico scored 16 points in the contest, while Molly Tomlin and Lewis added

14. Tomlin had a team-high 14 points in leading St. Monica past Cleveland for a

38-33 victory.  

St. Monica had a much

easier time in the tournament final, whipping Marymount 38-15. Tomlin, again,

was the high scorer for the Mariners, dropping in 15 points in the win. Balatico

added 13 points.

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