California High School Basketball - Mt. Carmel thwarts Steele CanyonFebruary 22, 2012: San Diego, CA 92129
The Mt. Carmel Sundevils (San Diego, CA) basketball felled the visiting Steele Canyon Cougars (Spring Valley, CA), 63-43 in Wednesday's non-league test.
The Sundevils (24-5) will now prepare for their test against Monte Vista (Spring Valley, CA). The Monarchs go into the non-league test with a 23-8 record. In their last test, Monte Vista defeated Orange Glen (Escondido, CA), 64-49, in a non-league test.
The Cougars now own a 11-15 record.
The lady Cougars jumped out to an early 11-4 lead on the #4 Seed Lady Sun Devils with 3 minutes remaining in the 1st Qtr. However the Lady Sun Devils pulled back in front, after Alley Merlino picked up her 3 foul of the 1st Qtr, and had to take a seat until the 2nd Qtr. The Sun Devils won the Qtr. 15-16
The Lady Sun Devils took advantage of Alley Merlino sitting on the bench to push the 2nd Qtr. Lead to 34-19 heading into the half. The Lady Sun Devils came out strong in the 3rd Qtr, taking a 51-22 lead into the 4th Qtr.
The Lady Cougars put on a small run, with a 21 point 4th Qtr, but it was too little too late, as the Sun Devils held off the late Cougars run to win 63-43.
The Cougars end the season with an 11-14 record. Alley Merlino led the Cougars in scoring with 19 points. Monique Van had another strong game with 13 points, 7 Rebounds, 3 Assist and 4 Steals.