SAN DIEGO — The Point Loma High School girls basketball team entered Tuesday's Division I Southern Regional first-round playoff game against Crenshaw with 70 consecutive home-court wins. Midway through the opening quarter, the stage was set for Point Loma's 71st.
Chanelle McCoy and Terri Mann paced Point Loma to a 16-2 first quarter lead as the Pointers (26-0) beat Crenshaw, 63-51, at Point Loma High School. Point Loma will play Delano for the Southern Regional championship on Saturday at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
McCoy, a 5-2 point guard, scored 10 points in the first quarter and Mann, a 6-1 center who had 16 rebounds, scored 11 of her game-high 27 points in the second quarter to give Point Loma a 38-20, haltime lead. The Pointers led by 20, 44-24, as late as three minutes into the third quarter.
But Crenshaw rallied as guard Tanya Braggs scored six points from the outside and forward Yolanda Kelley added six from inside in the third quarter to cut the Pointers' lead to 48-36. Crenshaw continued its strong play into the final quarter.