No Juju, no downside for Skye Belker of Windward.
When Juju Watkins left for Sierra Canyon earlier than final season, Skye Belker was left behind to choose up the items. She has gone from a pass-first level guard to one of many prime scoring threats in Southern California ladies’ basketball.
She saved delivering time and again Tuesday night time, scoring a career-high 39 factors to raise Windward to a 73-62 win over Brentwood in a sport for first place within the Gold Coast League. Belker made solely two threes, displaying she will go to the ring when wanted.
“The lane just opened,” she stated.
Averaging 23 factors and headed to Princeton, Belker is doing no matter her new coach, Jerica Williams, asks.
“She’s special,” Williams stated.
Brentwood dropped to 17-4 and 3-1. Windward improved to 14-5 and 4-0.
Sierra Canyon 70, Marlborough 44: With Watkins sitting out due to an ankle damage, the Trailblazers nonetheless improved to 20-0. Mackenly Randolph had 24 factors and 14 rebounds.
Mater Dei 71, Rosary 50: The Monarchs (20-2, 4-0) have been led by Addie Deal, who scored 25 factors.
Windward 81, Brentwood 63: Making 11 threes and getting main contributions from 5 sophomores, Windward (18-6, 3-1) served discover it’s making regular progress with a powerful upset at Brentwood to maneuver right into a tie for first place within the Gold Coast League.
Sophomore JJ Harris scored 21 factors and made 5 threes. Sophomore Gavin Hightower scored 16 factors and sophomore Jeremiah Hampton added 14 factors. Brentwood (18-3, 3-1) acquired six threes and 18 factors from Jordan Houegban.
West Ranch 90, Saugus 62: Max Tengan scored 22 factors for Saugus.
Valencia 98, Castaic 55: Bryce Bedgood led Valencia with 24 factors.
Mira Costa 66, Redondo Union 47: The Mustangs are like a taking pictures star, elevating their document to 20-1. Dylan Black scored 18 factors.
Thousand Oaks 73, Newbury Park 62: Elias Shin and Jacob Kjarval every scored 22 factors for the Lancers.
Agoura 70, Calabasas 60: Zane Miller led the Chargers (14-8, 4-1) with 19 factors and Zach Ourfalian had 18 factors.
Oaks Christian 46, Westlake 35: Isayah Garcia had 14 factors for Oaks Christian.
Palos Verdes 56, Peninsula 52: Alex Hassanein had 21 factors for Palos Verdes.
Foothill 61, El Dorado 53: Carlo Billings had 17 factors for Foothill (21-2, 5-0).