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Season storylines: Trousdale closing in

12/08/2015, 7:28pm PST
By Terry Monahan

Mount Miguel ready to start new league streak; Horizon's Carrington mending again


Poway coach Jay Trousdale is nearing the San Diego Section record for girls basketball wins.

Poway coach Jay Trousdale is almost there. The former Kearny point guard is just 16 victories from becoming the San Diego Section’s all-time leader. With 595 wins entering the season, Trousdale trails only Wade Vickery of Santana, who has 610 wins.

Streak snapped

Last season, Helix handed Mount Miguel a rare loss in league play. In fact, the 57-51 Grossmont Hills League win by Helix on Jan. 30 was the first time Mount Miguel had dropped a league game since Feb. 7, 2006 when the same Highlanders defeated the Matadors 37-34. That’s a span of 78 straight league wins by Mount Miguel.

Back on the bench

Dan Marshall has returned to coach Ramona after taking last season off to mourn the death of his son.

Throwing a 3-peat

Mission Hills is looking to win a third consecutive section championship. The Grizzlies captured the Division I title in 2014 and the Open Division last year. Both times the Grizzlies beat Mt. Carmel for the crown. A number of top players are back, including Madison Adams, the Avocado East League Player of the Year in 2014, and Khayla Rooks, the league’s Player of the Year in 2015. Plus a number of transfers have bolstered the lineup.

State-ing their case

La Jolla Country Day wound up winning a state championship last year when the Torreys took Division V with a 40-36 win over East Palo Alto Eastside Prep behind Mai-Loni Henson and Alaysia Styles. Both players are back.

Knee injury, again

For the second time, Horizon standout Dijonai Carrington will miss most, if not all, of the season after suffering a knee injury. As she did prior to her sophomore season, Carrington injured the knee over the summer and needed surgery to repair the same ACL.

Commitments

Six players have already signed national letters of intent, led by 6-foot-3 center Sierra Campisano of Torrey Pines and Carrington. Campisano is headed to Oregon, and Carrington, despite her latest injury, signed with Stanford. Henson is going to Washington. Also signing early are Mt. Carmel’s Casey McWilliam (Cal Poly Pomona), Vista’s Brianna Porter (Cal State San Marcos) and Bonita Vista’s Carol Schroeder (PLNU).

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