chance in Friday's rematch, putting the game out of reach by
The visiting Panthers shot just seven of 54 (12.9%) -- including
stretches of 16, 19 and eight consecutive misses -- and committed 17
turnovers, as the Rebels cruised to a 42-18 victory, their 12th in a
row, tying the mark set by Fisher's league championship squad two
Pasadena Poly 6 3 4 5 -- 18
Flintridge Prep 13 9 12 8 -- 42
Sadler 15 and 10 rebounds, Kawachi 3 and 4 assists, Broudy 9 rebounds, Tanner 7 rebounds. * Three-pointers: none.
Watson 10, Toyama 8 and 3 steals, Kimble 5 and 8 rebounds, Arthofer 4, Myers 4 and 11 rebounds, Quan 4, 6 steals, 4 assists and 3 blocks, Hirschhorn 3, Costner 2, Wayne 2 and 7 rebounds. * Three-pointers: none.
"We did a great job defensively," said Fisher, whose squad held
Pasadena Poly (4-14, 3-7 in league) for more than 11 minutes without
a field goal in the first half, in addition to stretches of 7:08 and
5:14 in the second half.
"Even when we made mistakes, and we did make some mistakes, we
were still in a position where they were rushing shots and forcing
Even with its outstanding defensive effort, Flintridge Prep
(17-4, 9-1) -- which was led by Christina Watson's 10 points -- still
endured a few lapses at the offensive end, which had Fisher a bit
concerned entering the regular-season stretch run.
"If we're going to play down to [our opponent's level], then we're
not going to get any better," said Fisher, who received eight points
from Jordan Toyama, five points and eight rebounds from Megan Kimble,
and four points and 11 rebounds from Laurel Myers, and four points,
four assists, six steals, five rebounds and three blocks from Jami
Claire Sadler scored the first 15 points for the Panthers.