California High School Basketball - Lick-Wilmerding crushes Crystal Springs UplandsDecember 2, 2008: San Francisco, CA 94112
Lick-Wilmerding Tigers (San Francisco, CA) backers were pleased Tuesday as they saw their basketball squad bounce the visiting Crystal Springs Uplands Gryphons (Hillsborough, CA), 104-54 in a non-league bout.
With the victory, Lick-Wilmerding upgrades its record to 2-0 on the campaign. The Tigers host Athenian (Danville, CA) to play the Owls in a non-league bout on Thursday, December 4. The Owls come into the bout with a record of 1-0. Athenian won 50-13 in their recent non-league bout against Leadership (Hayward, CA)
Next up, the Gryphons play the Aragon Dons (San Mateo, CA) in a non-league bout, on Friday, December 5. Crystal Springs Uplands will attempt to upgrade on its 0-2 season record. The Dons come into the bout with a 2-0 record after their 58-22 non-league win over Arroyo (San Lorenzo, CA).
Crystal Springs missed a major opportunity going 3 for 16 in the first quarter and giving up 9 first quarter o boards to the aggressive Lick Wilmerding team. Lick won the quarter 18-6 converting each time CSU missed a layup or turned the ball over.
The second quarter consisted of more CSU mistakes and missed layups.It wasn't until late in the quarter until CSUs Laura Segre started to get things going on the defensive boards that CSU made a small run to end the quarter.
The Gryphons played their best quarter cutting down turnovers and getting Lick to take shots deep into the shot clock. CSu found their groove defensively but had a hard time finding the weak side players against Lick's trap.
Senior guard Vanessa Ho led CSU with 9 points and 8 steals. Sophmore Laura Segre contributed with 10 defensive boards while junior Nicole James added 6 boards and 2 blocks. Ho will need help scoring if CSU is going to get into the post season. Defensively they usually settle in around the 3rd game but this year are really struggling offensively to finish.