Flintridge Sacred Heart dropped to 7-14 and 1-6 in league under first-year Coach Gino Pacella. Pacella saw his team lose its second consecutive league contest despite the Tologs getting some open looks on many of their shots from the floor.
“I told them at halftime that we had 36 shots,” Pacella said. “We had lots of shots go in and out, and if we hit four or five of those, it’s a different game.
“We need to get a little more confidence [with our shooting]. We had good ball movement and we kept our turnovers down. It’s just about us getting more consistency.”
Flintridge Sacred Heart got a game-high 17 points from sophomore guard Vanessa Romero. Romero also collected four of Flintridge Sacred Heart’s 16 steals.
Alemany (14-8, 4-2) used an 11-0 run through the midway point of the first quarter to grab an 11-2 lead. The Warriors were never threatened after that elongated run and completed the two-game season series sweep of the Tologs.
Alemany, which picked up a 62-16 home victory against Flintridge Sacred Heart on Jan. 8, got 15 points apiece from senior guard Kerrissa Toledo and junior wing Maya Sotelo. Hannah Saylor, a sophomore point guard, chipped in with 10 points for the Warriors.
Romero had 10 of Flintridge Sacred Heart’s 17 second-half points. She scored eight points in the third quarter.
“Romero’s played well for us all season,” said Pacella, who got a team-high four assists and three steals from sophomore guard Stephanie Ramsden. “There’s no reason to believe that she can’t eventually average 20-24 points per game in the future with her abilities.”
Flintridge Sacred Heart will next participate in another league contest at 7 p.m. Tuesday against host Sherman Oaks Notre Dame.