Hart claims 6th straight league title

first_imgThe Centurions will be strongly considered for an at-large bid, however, with impressive victories this season over Canyon and Oxnard (18-9 overall, 8-2 Pacific View League). [email protected] (818)713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! History repeated itself this season, as the Hart of Newhall girls’ basketball team coasted to its sixth consecutive Foothill League title. The Indians (24-2 overall, 10-0 Foothill) were dominant once again, outscoring their opponents by an average of 21points per game, and finishing the regular season on a 14-game winning streak. Hart enters the postseason as the Southern Section Div.I-A champions. The Div.I-A playoff pairings will be announced later today, and Hart will likely enter the playoffs as the division’s top seed. This year’s Hart team lacks the star power of years past, with former Daily News Players of the Year Ashlee Trebilcock (Ohio State) and Taylor Lilley (Oregon) having graduated. But this year’s team is arguably the deepest in school history, with Oregon-bound forward Tatianna Thomas leading a dominant front line that includes KaLana Inemer and Megan Ford. Hart’s backcourt has been impressive as well, as seniors Britney Fitchpatrick and Amanda Adjari have developed into two of the better guards in the area. Bound for postseason: The other Foothill League teams guaranteed a postseason berth are Valencia (18-7, 7-3) and Canyon of Canyon Country (17-9, 6-4). While not nearly as talented as Hart, both teams are strong enough to make a deep postseason run in Div.I-A. Valencia nearly upset Hart this season, taking the Indians to overtime on Jan.12 before finally losing 70-66. Canyon was last year’s Div.I-A runner-up. As the fourth-place team from the league, Saugus (14-12, 5-5) is not guaranteed a playoff berth. last_img

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