Girls’ basketball roundup: Taft blown away in second half

first_imgAt halftime of Taft of Woodland Hills’ against A.B. Miller of Fontana, the Toreadors were hanging right with one of the best teams in Southern California. However, the second half was a different story, as Taft’s playoff run ended with a 70-43 loss, thanks to a dominant second-half run by the Rebels. DIVISION IV CIF Division I Southern regional state playoff game on Thursday Marborough 76, L.A. Baptist 34: Talia Caldwell scored 24 points, pulled down 18rebounds and three blocks to lead Marborough of Los Angeles to a win over L.A. Baptist of North Hills. Jade Smith added 17 points and Dominique Chen had eight points and nine rebounds for the Mustangs (24-6). The Knights (22-7) earned the top seed in Southern Section Division VA playoffs and defeated Bishop Conaty of Loretto on March 2, to win the division championship. Briana Hall scored a game-high 25 points and Chloe Wells added 16 for A.B. Miller (32-1), which outscored Taft 41-14 in the second half, despite the score being tied 29-29 at the break. Joy Hubbard scored 12 points and Amari Hampton scored eight points off the bench for the Toreadors (24-3), who defeated Washington last Saturday at the Sports Arena to win their first City Section championship in the history of the program. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more