first_imgGanesha, which was led by Artemisa Olivas’ 12 points, finished the season 9-13. Despite having only freshmen and sophomores at the school, Summit won the Sunkist League with a 10-0 record. Coach Alexis Onishi said her team was jittery before the game, but the Skyhawks played without fear. “I asked them if everyone knew our defenses, and they said yeah,” said Onishi, a 26-year-old Azusa Pacific graduate who played professionally in England. “I asked if they knew our offensive plays, and they said yeah. So I said we know what we are going to do and we’ll go out and do it.” Summit employed a full-court press from the start, and concentrated on guarding post players in front. Ganesha garnered some offensive rebounds and beat the press with some long passes early in the first quarter, but the Skyhawks took control by scoring 16 straight points to take a 31-13 advantage. “Once they figured our defense out, we switched our press and turned things up,” said sophomore center Meghin Williams, who had 11 points. Ganesha cut the halftime deficit to 35-21, but Thomas scored six of Summit’s 12 straight points in the first 2:35 to put things out of reach. Domingo, a freshman point guard, showed the nerves of a veteran. She had six steals and played impressively despite having a cold and sore throat that made it difficult for her to speak. Onishi said she started to believe this season could be special when the team earned an overtime victory against Jurupa Valley during conference play. “I told them at the start of the year that everybody is three grades older so we have to work three times harder,” Onishi said. “We have been very disciplined and that allows us to stay in the game with the big crowd and all of the excitement.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img FONTANA – The Summit girls basketball team doesn’t have a player near the age of 18, but the Skyhawks entered the CIF-Southern Section Division III-AAA playoffs on an 18-game winning streak. Summit opened with a 63-33 victory over Ganesha on Saturday night, as Adrianne Thomas scored 21 points and Alyssa Domingo added 17 for the Skyhawks (24-3). last_img

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *