Basketball concluded their season with a 48-33 loss to the county’s sixth ranked J Serra in a Southern Section, Division 4 AA CIF contest last Wednesday, Feb. 15 at Dugger Gym.
Breakers seemed a little tentative in their shots early on against the taller Lions (17-11) and could never really sustain a run when momentum seemed to swing their way.
Brandon Lewis closed out his career with a team leading 14 points including four, three-point shots extending his season record to 85. Laguna finished the year a disappointing 16-11 after going 17-10 last season. Six of this year’s losses were by four points or less.
Breakers 14-match unbeaten streak was stopped last Friday, Feb. 17, as perennial soccer power Santa Monica pulled out a 2-0 win over Laguna at Guyer Field in the D-4A first round contest.
Breakers (10-7-6) had a solid shot to score midway in the second half but a Marina Paul free-kick just missed the cage. The Vikings (13-5-3) scored off a penalty kick with just 12 minutes remaining and picked up their second goal in the closing minutes. The bulk of the contest was a hotly contested match.
The defense of Sarah Hewlett, Amy Hewlett, Hanna Magstadt and Tessa Hopper did a good job stopping the SAMOHI threats. Yasmin Asghari did a great job in-goal substituting for keeper Kylie George, held out due to a severely fractured finger sustained earlier in the week.
The largest crowd of the season saw an outstanding match and the credit to this year’s success goes to the girls themselves and the coaching of Bill Rolfing and his assistant Amanda Sylvia-Eastwood.
Photos by Robert Campbell.