Girls basketball: Newport finds the win column

December 23, 2000

Tony Altobelli

HAWAIIAN GARDENS - The Newport Harbor High girls basketball team

will resume play after Christmas break with some extra bounce in its step

following Friday night's 45-22 consolation win over Britannia High of

British Columbia at the Artesia Tournament.

"The monkey is finally off our backs," a happy Coach Glenn Albios

said. "We're all excited to finally get that first win under our belts.


We've been close the past couple of games, but tonight we finally pulled

one out."

Evita Castillo led the Sailors (1-9) with 14 points, while Athena

Vasquez chipped in with 10.

The key to Newport's win came in the third quarter. With timely

offense and stingy defense, the Sailors outscored Britannia, 13-2, and

never looked back.

"We were a little sluggish in the second quarter, so we wanted to come

out strong after halftime," Albios said.

The Sailors will go for two in a row on Dec. 27 against Dominguez at

1:30 at the Costa Mesa High Tournament.



Newport Harbor 45, Britannia 22

Newport Harbor 12 7 13 13 - 45

Britannia 6 8 2 6 - 22

Newport - Castillo 14, Vasquez 10, Brooks 8, Gorman 5, Whitfield 4,

Allen 2, Woller 2, Campbell 0, Scharfe 0.

3 pt. goals - Vasquez 1.

Fouled out - None.

Britannia - Lynn 14, Marcel 6, Irene 2, Corinas 0, Jerrilynn 0.

3 pt. goals - None.

Fouled out - None.

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