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Girls' basketball: Bishop Amat beats Agoura

March 11, 2010 | 10:38 pm

Arielle Wideman had 20 points and Leticia Galarza and Vianai Austin added 15 apiece to lift fifth-seeded Bishop Amat to a 70-61 victory over fourth-seeded Agoura in a Southern California Regional Division 3 quarterfinal Thursday at Agoura High. 

Bishop Amat led, 33-25, at halftime and opened the third quarter with a 9-0 run to expand its lead to 42-25. Agoura closed the gap to within eight points, but couldn't make a comeback. 

"You have to give Bishop Amat a lot of credit for what they did on the defensive end," said Agoura coach Steve Scifres. "They forced us to take outside shots, and they were eventually able to take us out of our offensive rhythm." 

Agoura scored 10 three-pointers, seven in the second half, and was led by Brittany Oster, who had 20 points, and Camille Mahlknecht, who had 17. 

Agoura won the Marmonte League title, made it to the Southern Section Division 3AA championship game and won a state playoff game for the first time in the school's history.

"They're gonna be able to look back on their season and be incredibly proud of what they did," Scifres said of his team. 

-- Melissa Rohlin

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