Coming off winter vacation, the Laguna Beach girls under 12 National Junior Basketball team returned to action, winning both matches of a double header last Saturday, Jan. 8.
In the first game, South Coast led Laguna 16-2 at the end of the first quarter. Displaying team work and determination, Laguna put in a basket with 19 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, leading for the first time at 31-30.
In the fifth period, Laguna capitalized on a technical foul call and led the game 34-32. Though six seconds were added to the clock, giving South Coast a last offensive play, Laguna demonstrated their defensive skills to clench the win.
In a 47-13 victory for the second game against San Clemente, the Laguna girls, fifth or sixth-graders who attend TOW, El Morro or Thurston, boast a 5-0 undefeated league record.
From left, Sophia Lucas, Isabel Mansour, Nicole Davidson, Lexi McKeown, Madison Sinclair, Rachel Kenney, and Kirsten Landsliedel.