MORENO VALLEY The San Diego State women are getting a great basketball player.
Mission Hills found that out firsthand Saturday night as 5-foot-10 SDSU-bound Cheyenne Greenhouse hit the Grizzlies with 20 points and pulled down 14 rebounds as top-seeded Canyon Springs beat Mission Hills 69-33 in a Southern California Regional Division I girls quarterfinal game.
“She’s super active,” said Mission Hills coach Chris Kroesch. “Very agile.”
Charnea Johnson Chapman, Canyon Springs’ 6-3 junior, was a monster on the boards, pulling down 21 rebounds to go with eight points and three blocked shots.
“Those two work very well together,” said Canyon Springs coach Gail Hale. “They really feed off each other.”
The Grizzlies (24-9), the San Diego Section Division I champions, led 14-13 at the end of the first quarter but couldn’t survive a two-point second period as Canyon Springs (21-6), which lost to L.A. Windward in the Southern Section quarterfinals, went on a 17-2 run and led 28-16 at the half.
Mission Hills scored just seven points over a 16:30 span.
The Grizzlies were 1-of-15 shooting in the second quarter after going 6 of 12 in the first. They finished 14 of 58.
“That’s not who we are,” Kroesch said. “That was our worst effort of the season, and I saw it before the game. They got all the 50-50 balls, balls we usually get.
“No one gives it to you in the playoffs.
“Don’t get me wrong, Canyon Springs is good, really good. I just hate to go out like this.”