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Sowers' Vikings rout Corona del Mar

October 31, 2002

The Sowers Middle School girls basketball program continues to

roll through league competition.

The Vikings' eighth-grade girls' team stayed unbeaten following a

39-18 win over Corona del Mar, and the seventh grade team beat the

same opponent by a 27-4 score.

The eighth-grade girls ran their record to 4-0 as three-year

starter Audra Tamulaitis hit four of five shots and scored eight

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points.

With those eight points, Tamulaitis became the school's all-time

scoring leader.

Brittany Hooton made the most of her first start of the season by

matching Tamulaitis and Jacque Anderson for high scoring honors at

eight points.

Simone Ibbotson had 12 rebounds to pace Sowers on the boards.

It was Ibbotson's third double-figure rebounding game of the

season.

Lindsay Baker contributed seven points to the victory.

The Vikings' seventh-grade squad improved to 3-1 by whipping

Corona del Mar (2-2). Leading all scorers with eight points was

Natalie Ball, starting in place of Leslie De Jesus, who was out with

the flu.

Mary Madden cleared the boards for the Vikings with seven

rebounds.

Point guards Kelsey Hwang and Michelle Yamasaki led Sowers on

defense.

Lady Vikings Take Two From Costa Mesa

Sowers claimed sole possession of first place in the eighth-grade

standings last Tuesday by routing previously undefeated Costa Mesa,

34-11, on the Mustangs' home court.

Jacque Anderson came off the bench to ignite the Lady Vikings, her

quickness allowed her to lead all scorers with nine points.

Kari Pestolesi had 10 rebounds and six steals and Lauren

Kaprielian had five assists.

The victory put Sowers win streak at 11 games over two seasons.

The Sowers seventh-grade girls also defeated Costa Mesa, 35-15,

with nine different players getting into the scoring act.

Bree Williston, who started for the Vikings as a sixth-grader last

season, had six points, five rebounds and five steals. Nicole

Miller's all-around performance included four points, six rebounds,

three assists and three steals, and Leslie De Jesus led a tough,

scrappy defense and led the Lady Viking fastbreak.

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