Girls' basketball: Chaminade wins 3A title by 44 points
In one of the most lopsided finals in Southern Section history, Chaminade held Lakewood St. Joseph to nine points in the first half en route to a 74-30 win Wednesday in the Southern Section Division 3A championship game at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Chaminade set records for largest margin of victory and most points scored in a Division 3A title game and the top-seeded Eagles (27-3) were every bit as dominant as the stat sheet indicated. They shot 42.3 percent from the field, enjoyed a 45-27 advantage in rebounding and had six players with at least eight points. Senior Mi'Chael Wright led the way with 16 points and nine rebounds and Robyn Brown had 11 points and six assists.
"That's the way we play, we never let up," Wright said. "We don't stop playing hard until that final buzzer."
Michele Pennala had nine points and seven rebounds for the seventh-seeded Jesters (19-12), the at-large team out of the Camino Real League.
In 1983, Pasadena Marshall defeated Beaumont by 49 points in the Small Schools Division final.
-- Steve Galluzzo
Photo: Chaminade players celebrate moments after winning the Southern Section Division 3A title Wednesday at the Anaheim Convention Center. Credit: Steve Galluzzo / For The Times