LBHS Girls Basketball off to 4-0 start

After going winless last season, the LBHS Girls Basketball team, led by coach Matthew Tietz, is off to an impressive 4-0 start to kick off the 2018-19 season.

Going winless last year was tough, but the girls took it as a learning experience. They worked hard in the off-season to improve individually and, with the addition of a few new players, gel as a team,” said Coach Tietz. “We feel like we can be competitive this season and maybe make some noise in league.”

The team kicked off its winning season with a 58-11 victory over Public Safety Academy Monday at home. The game was won on great team defense that held PSA scoreless in three of the four quarters and by a balanced scoring attack, which saw 8 of 10 players score. Leading the way for the Breakers was freshman shooting guard Anna Cheng, who filled out the stat sheet in her first ever high school game leading with 16 points and adding 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 steals and 3 blocked shots. Junior forward Madi Garwal added 9 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Junior center Julia Henry scored 12 points, with 9 rebounds and 3 blocked shots. Senior point guard Mia Pitz scored 9 points, with 7 assists and 4 steals.

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LBHS is off to impressive 4-0 start after going winless last season

Win number two came on Tuesday night at home against Temecula Prep, 43-17.We had jumped out to 15-0 lead by the end of the first quarter,” said Coach Tietz. “Another game where tough team defense and a balanced offensive attack were the keys.”

7 of 9 players scored led by Mia Pitz with 13 points and 5 assists. Madi Garwal added 11 points and 12 rebounds. Anna Cheng scored 11 points and had 9 steals. Autumn Moreland dominated the key with 15 rebounds. 

Game number three was “an ugly mess” according to Coach Tiez, but the team still pulled out a win, 26-23 in overtime against Santa Rosa Academy on the road.

The team missed its first 21 3-point attempts on the game and made just 9 out of 63 shots from the field overall. 

“In a game where the bounces didn’t seem to go our way and everything that could go wrong went that way, our girls continued to fight and never gave up,” said Coach Tiez.

Anna Cheng hit a 3-pointer to open up the overtime and Madi Garwal hit two free throws to ice it. Top performers included freshman Autumn Moreland with 22 rebounds on the game, Madi Garwal with 15 rebounds, Julia Henry with 5 blocked shots, Mia Pitz with 6 points, 6 steals and 4 assists, and Anna Cheng with 7 points.

The Breakers girls notched their fourth consecutive win last night (Thursday), defeating Calvary Baptist 45-8. Leading scorers were Anna Cheng with 18 points, including four 3-pointers, and Mia Pitz with 10 points.

The team travels to Palm Springs today (Friday) to face Desert Chapel at 4 p.m. on the road.