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Mariners Girls Basketball Team Loses Heartbreaker to Castle Park, Misses Going to CIF Finals

Mar 02, 2018 02:41AM ● By Paul Spear

Mariners Girls Basketball Team Loses Heartbreaker to Castle Park, Misses Going to CIF Finals

Mar Vista Girls Basketball Team Loses In a Game to Determine who goes to CIF Division IV Championship Tournament 35 to 33 to Castle Park in a Scrappy, Hard Fought Game at Mar Vista High School Wednesday Night. 

Taking a 21 to 15 lead at halftime and going into the 3rd quarter, the Mariners came out cold and got outscored 12 to 1 before mounting a comeback to take the lead 31 to 30 before watching in slip away in the final 2 minutes and lose 35 to 31 in a hard played, turnover filled game at Mar Vista Wednesday night.

The Mariners who had split their previous 2 games against Castle Park seemed to have all the 
 momentum and were on their way to a potential win before Castle Park put together an   incredible streak coming out and outscoring the Mariners 12 to 1 to take a 27 to 21 lead before the Mariners defense buckled down and the offense started rallying and taking a 31-30 lead but with the game time 33 all at less than 2 minutes left Castle Park took the lead 35 to 33. With one last chance to ties the game or win, Mar Vista turned the ball over and Castle Park held on the  final 20 seconds to win the game and earn a birth in the CIF Finals of the Divisions IV Championship Tournament in San Diego.

The lose ended a dream season that saw the Mariners girls basketball team that advanced to the Semi-Finals in the CIF Girls Basketball Tournament for the first time in school history. The school and the community should be very proud of the play and effort put forth for the season under MVHS Girls Basketball Head Coach Jessica Neamon, go 21 - 7 for the season.

 The team was lead by First Team All League Anna James with Lauren Wold second team all League. Cameron Wold and Caylin Brown both received Honorable Mention. 

The referees called the game the same for both teams and let the girls play a very physical game with few foul calls. 

Congratulations girls, the school and community is very proud of the job you did this season!.

Paul Spear, Publisher/Editor, Dig Imperial Beach

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Paul Spear, Publisher, and Editor of Dig Imperial Beach 



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