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Girls' basketball: Siera Thompson stars in Serra's win

December 28, 2012 |  6:41 pm

Gardena Serra advanced to Saturday's fifth-place game of the Oaks Christian tournament after a 71-51 victory over Chula Vista Mater Dei.

Senior guard Siera Thompson scored 21 points, Kaila Bibb had 15, Caila Hailey had 14 and Deandrea Toler added 12 for the Cavaliers (11-2), the defending CIF Southern Section Division 4AA champions. Alexandra Young had 18 points for Mater Dei.

Serra will face host Oaks Christian at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The Lions (7-4) knocked off Canyon Springs 56-46 behind 13 points and six rebounds from Beth Mounier and 11 points and three assists from Katie Campbell. Jordyn Penniman had 16 points to lead Canyon Springs (6-6).

-- Steve Galluzzo