SAN DIEGO — What was touted as the state championship in the first round, turned into just another blowout for Point Loma High School girls' basketball team as it defeated Brea-Olinda, 59-35, Tuesday night in the first round of the Southern California Regionals at San Diego State's Peterson Gym.
"I'm just glad they took some prisoners," Brea-Olinda Coach Mark Trakh said. 'The way they played, they could have beaten us by 40."
Point Loma, led by All-America forward Terri Mann, have an average winning margin of 56 points this season.
Tuesday night, the 6-foot 2-inch Mann was a force, scoring 14 points and grabbing 12 rebounds, but it was the play of guard Channelle McCoy and forward Michelle Collum that overwhelmed Brea.
McCoy, 5-2, led all scorers with 18 points.
Collum, 6-0, had 15 points and 8 rebounds. She was also given the defensive assignment of covering Brea's top scorer, Carrie Egan. Collum blocked Egan's first shot attempt, and made Egan work for her 13 points, three under her season average.