Windward (32-0) defeated Mater Dei (30-2) 81-71 outscoring the Monarchs in the second quarter to win the game in the California Regional Championships at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario Saturday night.
With the win, the Wildcats advance to the 2013 California State Finals game.
Windward’s point run began in the second quarter when the Wildcat’s Emily Surloff hit a long jumper to give the Wildcats a six point lead at 30-24.
Mater Dei narrowed the lead to four points at 30-26 before Surloff hit another basket to make the game 32-26.
Mater Dei added another basket to make the game 32-28 but Windward’s Kristen Simon hit a shot to make the game 34-28.
The Wildcats extended their lead to 41-31 off of a layup by Jordin Canada.
Mater Dei was never able to regain the lead after this second quarter run and lost the game.
Windward’s Courtney Jaco led the Wildcats with 26 points while Canada had 17 points, Macchiati Smith 16 points, and Simon 14 points.
On defense, Simon had 17 rebounds to give her a double-double for the night along with Jordin Canada who had 14 assists.
Mater Dei’s Katie Lou Samuelson had 23 points while Karlie Samuelson had 14 points, and Andee Velasco put up 11 points.
Next game for Windward is against Bishop O’Dowd (29-3) for the California State Championship at the Sacramento Sleep Train Arena Friday at 6 p.m.
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