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St. Bonaventure Stands Alone

January 23, 1998

St. Bonaventure High hasn't been to the Southern Section girls' basketball playoffs in three seasons and hasn't won a Tri-Valley League title since 1989-90.

That drought may be over.

The Seraphs routed La Reina, 53-35, Thursday night at St. Bonaventure in a showdown of unbeaten league teams.

Junior forward Stacey Howard scored 17 points and senior guard Amy Rosario added 13 points for St. Bonaventure (11-6, 4-0 in league play), which ended a 16-game losing streak against the Regents (6-5, 3-1), the defending league co-champion.

In other girls' games:

Bishop Diego 70, Fillmore 66--Jennifer Marwah scored 20 points, including the tying three-pointer with nine seconds left in regulation, for the Cardinals (12-4, 3-1), who rallied from a 37-21 deficit to win a Tri-Valley League game in overtime at Fillmore.

Melanie Schrock scored 19 points for three-time defending league champion Fillmore (9-8, 1-3).

Buena 77, Dos Pueblos 42--Renae Hofmann had 17 points and eight steals, Kelly Greathouse scored 15 and Cory Lewis added 14 points for the Bulldogs (16-1, 8-0) in a Channel League game at Buena.

It was the final tuneup for Buena--ranked second in The Times' regional poll--before Saturday's nonleague showdown with top-ranked Crescenta Valley in a rematch of last season's Division I-A final, which was won by Buena.

Ventura 60, Oxnard 38--Kristine Gleisberg had 16 points and nine rebounds, and Alex Gientke added 16 points and seven steals for the Cougars (12-4, 7-1) in a Channel league game at Ventura.

Esmer Martinez scored 12 for Oxnard (5-13, 3-5).

Palmdale 41, Highland 40--The Falcons overcame a 24-18 halftime deficit to win their 35th consecutive Golden League game. Vonetta Lanier scored 10 points for Palmdale (10-12, 5-0). Kameelah Purdom had 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Bulldogs (13-5, 3-2).

Santa Barbara 65, Rio Mesa 54--Kyelynn Chiong had 13 points for the Spartans (8-9, 3-5), who were outscored, 19-9, in the fourth quarter of a Channel League game at Rio Mesa.

Montclair Prep 59, West Valley Christian 17--Laura Power had 20 points, 19 rebounds, six assists and five steals for the Mounties (6-5, 3-0) in a Westside League game at Montclair Prep.

Frazier Mountain 75, Marshall 18--Jessica Jewett had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Shannan Roberts added 12 points and five blocked shots for the Falcons (10-4, 3-0) in an Alpha League game.


Harvard-Westlake 87, Notre Dame 50--Sophomore guard Russell Lakey scored 30 points for the Wolverines (15-4, 3-2) in a Mission League game at Notre Dame.

Alex Minn added 14 points, and John Karavas and Alex Holmes each had 13 points.

Montclair Prep 58, Windward 31--Micah Cohen had 14 points, and Kevin Bentley added 12 rebounds and six assists for the Mounties (18-3) at Windward.

L.A. Lutheran 46, First Lutheran 26--Coree Bardoner had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Lions (7-6, 2-3) in a Heritage League game at the San Fernando Recreation Center.

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