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Girls basketball championship preview

03/03/2016, 6:02pm PST
By John Maffei

San Diego Section

Mai-Loni Henson is a key contributor for No. 1-seeded La Jolla Country Day.


Where: USD's Jenny Craig Pavilion

Tickets: Adults, $14; seniors 60 and over, students 5-18, $10

Note: There are two sessions today and Saturday with separate admissions

Online: Games streamed live at twccommunity.com


(3) Mission Hills (27-3) vs. (1) La Jolla Country Day (24-4)

When: Saturday, 6 p.m.

At a glance: Led by junior Khayla Rooks, Mission Hills has won 17 games in a row. The Grizzlies play an in-your-face, hustling style. La Jolla Country Day is led by junior shot-blocker Alaysia Styles, who averages 17.8 points and 9.6 rebounds. Washington-bound Mai-Loni Henson averages 15.1 points and 8.7 rebounds. Mission Hills is the defending Open Division champion while LJCD won the state Division V title last year. The Grizzlies and Torreys played on Dec. 26 with Mission Hills winning 49-34.


(3) La Costa Canyon (23-8) vs. (1) Eastlake (25-6)

When: Saturday 3 p.m.

At a glance: La Costa Canyon brings an eight-game winning streak into the championship game. Eastlake is led by Maya Robinson, who averages 13.2 points and 9.0 rebounds, and Olivia Klugg, who averages 10.9 points and 9.4 rebounds.


(2) Bonita Vista (19-9) vs. (1) Imperial (27-3)

When: Saturday, 1 p.m.

At a glance: Sophomore Shyla LaTone, who averages 18.4 points, and Carol Schroeder, who averages 13.5 points and 8.7 rebounds, lead Bonita Vista. Imperial has four players in double figures, led by Khiya Mohamed at 16.7 and Jazleigh Ortiz at 10.4. Bonita Vista beat Imperial 70-68 in overtime on Feb. 6.


(2) Hilltop (22-5) vs. (1) Mira Mesa (18-3)

When: Saturday, 11 a.m.

At a glance: Brittany Gafare averages 14.2 points and 9.5 rebounds for Hilltop. Mira Mesa comes into the title game with a four-game winning streak. The teams played on Dec. 7 with Hilltop winning 61-60.


(6) Crawford (17-9) vs. (1) Grossmont (24-5)

When: Friday, 11 a.m.

At a glance: Crawford is led by Edith Okello, who averages 13.1 points and 8.9 rebounds. Grossmont comes into the title game with a 13-game winning streak.

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