Girls Varsity Basketball · Maranatha Lady Minutemen beat AGBU/Pasadena 100-9


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Patil Yaacoubian led Maranatha in scoring with 21 points and Naomi Turner had 15 points and eight rebounds to pace the Lady Minutemen to a lopsided win that was somewhat frustrating for Coach Smalley who stated how he didn’t want to run up the score but even calling pressure defense didn’t stop his team from getting steals and fast break baskets. Coach Smalley agreed to have a running clock in the fourth quarter and he rested his starters for most of the game but the Lady Minutemen kept scoring on steals and breaks. “I’ve never been in a situation like this and I’ll admit I didn’t know what to do. I couldn’t tell my players not to score but we tried to back off the pressure and we used the second unit as much as possible even though they needed a rest as well with only nine players suited up,” said Coach Smalley. Smalley also mentioned how gracious AGBU was as a host and did not display any sour sportsmanship after the game. “The AGBU girls played hard and demonstrated complete class under the circumstances. It was most likely a game that should not have been scheduled since we were so overly matched,” said Smalley. Emily Jordan scored 14, Mireille Minassian and Merci Turner both chipped in 12 points while Mikayla Murphy scored nine. Macy Asaoka scored seven while her sister, Kamryn Asaoka scored six. Hope Hayashida scored four points to go with her impressive nine steals. The Lady Minutemen are now 7-3 on the season and have won six out of their last seven games. They will be in action again tomorrow night 12/13, on the road at FSHA (12-3) at 5:30 PM.