Girls Basketball CIF Runner-ups

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Girls Basketball CIF Runner-ups

The Mustangs prepare for CIF Championship match.

The Mustangs prepare for CIF Championship match.

Celeste Barnette

The Mustangs prepare for CIF Championship match.

Celeste Barnette

Celeste Barnette

The Mustangs prepare for CIF Championship match.

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Girls basketball battled Mission Vista for the Division III CIF Championship Thursday. After a close match, the Mustangs (22-7) fell 34-38 to Mission Vista (21-2).

“I think the team did well,” said sophomore Skylar Pavlovich. “We all tried hard but it just didn’t go our way but that’s alright.”

The game consisted of back and forth action with both SDA and Mission Vista maintaining relatively equal ball possession.

With just over six minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Mustangs were down by four points. Two free throws and a two point shot by the Mustangs cut the deficit and brought the score to a 31-31 tie with 4:30 left on the clock. Mission Vista reacted quickly with a three point shot and two more baskets that solidified their 38-34 win.

Despite the loss, the Mustangs qualify for the state tournament.

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