Antelope Valley Press

Knight girls basketball defeats Eastside

LANCASTER — The Knight girls basketball team overcame a strong effort by Eastside to win the Golden League opener for both teams, 65-60, on Tuesday at Eastside High.

“Eastside played really, really well,” Knight coach Ryan Tarnoff said, adding his team’s experience after a tough tournament helped. “Every day they buy into the system a little bit more.”

The Hawks (2-4, 1-0 GL) trailed by one, 49-48, heading into the fourth quarter.

Asha Fudge led the Hawks with 22 points, Amia Tate was close behind with 21 points and Alia Tate scored 10 points.

Aprill Medrano led the Lions (0-2, 0-1) with a game-high 31 points, as she finished 9-for-9 from the free throw line.

Knight plays Highland at home on Thursday, while Eastside plays at Lancaster.

Paraclete 54, San Gabriel Mission 4

LANCASTER — The Paraclete girls basketball team defeated Santa Fe League newcomer San Gabriel Mission, 54-4, on Tuesday at Paraclete High.

“They just had no size and I have some post players,” Paraclete coach Kris Sandberg said.

The Spirits (2-2, 1-0 SFL) took the foot off the gas in the second half and worked on their offense and passing.

“It was a good team effort on both ends,” Sandberg said.

Senior Aniste Hyde led the Spirits with 17, senior Marina Arredondo followed with 12 and freshman Phaedra Chatman added nine points.

Paraclete plays in the Bishop Diego Tournament on Friday and Saturday.

“It was good practice, but this weekend’s going to be tougher,” Sandberg said.





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