Monday, December 3, 2012

Chargers beat East LA to win Lady Classic

Magana named to the
All-Tourney Team
Cypress, CA - The Chargers defeat East LA 57-45 to win the 29th Annual Lady Charger Classic. Cypress won five games in a row to improve its record to 6-3 on the season. Jeana Magana led all scorers with 16 points while Sloan Turner scored 8 points and pulled down 16 rebounds. East LA's Karina Ortiz led the Huskies with 13 points and 14 boards and selected to the All-Tourney team. Turner was named to the tourney's MVP, Magana and point guard Sam Soria were named to the All-Tourney team.

The victory for the Chargers sweet as they lost to East LA last year in the championship game. The Chargers are heading to Antelope Valley for their next tournament.


Turner dominated as Chargers defeat American River to reach championship game

Turner's 17 pts, 16 boards,
8 blocks carried the
Cypress, CA - Sophomore Sloan Turner single-handled the semifinal game against American River at the 29th Annual Lady Charger Classic.  Late in the first half, Turner was being elbowed in the face and had a deep cup under her right eye but that did not slowed her down. She came back with 17 points, 16 boards and 8 blocks to lead the Chargers (5-3) to a 61-55 victory over American River.  In a game that went seesaw for 40 minutes, the Chargers did not have an answer for Jackie Wada who poured in 20 points to lead the Beavers.

Chelsea Walton directed the team with 6 assists and 3 steals to key the Chargers on both sides of the ball. The Chargers are playing East Los Angeles in the championship game on Sunday.

Notes: this marked the third straight year that the Chargers met and defeat American River in the semifinal of the tournament... The Chargers blocked the ball 15 times in this game... The Chargers are advancing to the championships for 5 straight years... Last year the Chargers lost to East LA in the finals and have a shot at revenging against the Huskies this year...


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Chargers defeat Grossmont in opening round

Magana scored 21 for the
Cypress, CA - The Lady Chargers (4-3) defeat Grossmont 78-58 in the opening round of the 2012 Lady Charger Classic. They will face American River, the winner over LA Southwest on Saturday Night at 7PM.  The effort came behind Jeana Magane's 21-point and 6-steal effort along with Sam Soria's 15-point with 8-for-8 from the charity line.Magana scored 17 in the first half. Eriel Dennis led the Griffins with 13 points off the bench.

The Chargers started out with a full-court press and bothered the Griffins' offense from moving the ball up court all evening.  The Chargers led only 43-39 at the half but went on a 10-0 run early in the second half to capitalize the lead and kept it. The Chargers executed well as a team, dishing out 14 assists.

Cypress will face American River which beat LA Southwest 80-62 in an up-tempo style. The game will tip-off at 7PM Saturday evening at the Don Johnson Court.