Newman girls thump Windsor, 67-17

By HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Cardinal Newman’s girls basketball team defeated Windsor, 67-17, for its 11th consecutive win Monday night and even more impressive is how decisively the Cardinals have been beating opponents.

During the streak, Newman has outscored its opponents by an average margin of 42 points. The lone victory margin of fewer than 20 points was 55-36 against Windsor on Jan. 13.

On Monday, the Jaguars were down 26 at the half and could score only seven coming out of intermission.
It was the 10th NBL victory in a row for Newman.

So what makes the Cardinals so dominating?

“They’re 10 deep and have talent and size,” Windsor coach Jeff Paul said.

On Monday, they also played relentless defense as the Jaguars shot only 18 percent from the field.

“I was really happy with the defensive effort,” coach Monica Mertle said. “We came out focused from the start and were able to keep up the intensity the rest of the game.”

Kylie Kiech led the offense with 17. Tiffany Salinas had 12 while Lauren Walker finished with 10. Hailey Vice-Neat scored only four but had seven rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks.

For Windsor, Sabrina Simili and Maddy Murphy each had five.

Windsor’s record is 5-5 in league and 12-10 overall.

Newman is 17-5 overall and the Cardinals haven’t lost since Dec. 30.

MONTGOMERY 53, MARIA CARRILLO 39

At Santa Rosa, the Vikings got off to an 8-0 lead and were never headed.

Montgomery had a five-point cushion after one quarter and upped the margin to 28-19 at halftime.

Abby Lea led the way with 19 points while LaDonna Saint Louis had eight. Both players finished with eight rebounds.

For Carrillo, Claire Howard had 13.

“We were patient looking for shots and did a good job of taking care of the ball,” Montgomery coach Steve Bell said. “Collectively, we played good team defense.”

SANTA ROSA 57, UKIAH 33

At Santa Rosa, Emily Codding scored 13 of her game-high 22 in the first half.

The Panthers led 18-7 after one quarter and increased the lead to 19 by halftime.

“Our game plan was to take their guards out of the game and (Sara) Howard and Codding did that,” coach Jim Gomes said. “It was a good defensive game for us.”

Kylie Oden had 12 for Santa Rosa while Sara Howard finished with eight.

Andrea Franco was Ukiah’s top scorer with nine.

CASA GRANDE 45, RANCHO COTATE 34

At Petaluma, Joy Jovick just missed a triple-double while leading the Gauchos to victory.

The junior had 13 points, 10 rebounds and nine steals.

Casa’s ball-hawking paid off with 27 takeaways.

The Gauchos led 21-20 at halftime and pulled away by outscoring the Cougars, 14-5, in the third period.

Megan Lafferty had 11 points for Casa, one more than Molly Lundquist.

For Rancho, freshman Camille Spackman scored 11.