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MISSION HILLS – The ultimate buzzer sounded and the celebration ensued because the Alemany ladies basketball workforce jumped up and down in unison realizing they have been champions.
However for junior Success Prysock the victory was vindication.
“I really feel like we’ve been neglected all yr,” she mentioned. “We bought put within the Sunshine League, like we weren’t adequate for the Mission League. Effectively, have a look at us now.”
Prysock took the relegation to the Sunshine League private, however now, she’ll getting fitted for a private CIF championship ring after Alemany topped Cajon 57-48 within the Southern Part Division 2AA closing at residence Thursday evening.
Prysock had 14 factors and senior Jordyn Jiron scored a team-high 16, together with three 3s to assert this system’s first CIF title since 2013.
“We’ve had a chip on our shoulder all yr,” Jiron mentioned. “This feels good.”
Cajon got here into the ultimate unbeaten at 15-0 with simply seven gamers. The Cowgirls caught with Alemany for 3 and a half quarters earlier than working out of fuel.
“Fatigue,” Cajon coach Leon Washington mentioned. “We broke down just a little when issues go robust. However I can’t as for rather more out of seven ladies. I’m proud.”
The hole for every workforce by no means bought bigger than 4 factors till halfway via the fourth quarter when Cajon’s Talia Washington fouled out whereas fouling Jiron making an attempt a 3. Jiron made all three free throws, then Prysock transformed a layup on the following possession after a Cajon turnover. Within the blink of a watch, Alemany’s lead ballooned to 53-44.
It was the dagger.
“I noticed their physique language,” Jiron mentioned. “I simply felt like at that time we needed to hold it going.”
Alemany (16-2) gained the Sunshine League by going 8-0 earlier than Oxnard, Crean Lutheran and Leuzinger en path to the title sport.
FINAL – Ladies hoop
Alemany 57, Cajon 48
Jordyn Jiron led the Warriors with 16 factors. Success Prysock added 14.
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Cajon returns its complete workforce besides one, senior Sanaisha Morgan, who led the workforce with 13 factors. Freshman Mykelle Richards (11 factors), junior Talia Washington (10 factors) and sophomore Ayana Campbell (8 factors) are the core that return.
“We’re younger,” Leon Washington mentioned. “We’ll be again.”
Each groups will await their seeding in Sunday’s CIF State regional drawing.