- Fresh off a CIF-Southern Section semifinal loss to eventual champion Ayala via a controversial no-call at the buzzer, No. 12-seed Perris (25-7) sleepwalked to two points with two minutes left in Tuesday’s first quarter. By the two-minute mark of the third, it had a 24-point lead. With most if its veterans on the bench in foul trouble, No. 5-seed Etiwanda’s youthful lineup stormed to within seven over the next six-and-a-half minutes. But Aisha Sutherland – the most prolific member of Perris’ towering front line Tuesday – quelled the flood, scoring four of her 16 in the final 1:09 to preserve the win. Point guard Brianna Estell made several key plays down the stretch, adding 15 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. “I think they were just a little too big for us,” Etiwanda coach Robert Siler said. “And our foul trouble was big, really big. We play a methodical type of defense and once we got behind they were too good to defend for 94 feet.” The 6-foot-2 Sutherland and 6-4 Natasha Hadley not only plagued the Etiwanda (24-7) frontcourt between the lines, but had much of it on the bench in foul trouble as it took a 34-22 halftime lead. Brianna Goss – at 6-2 the lone Etiwanda regular over six feet – was the earliest victim of the foul trouble. After a 14-2 Perris run that ended early in the second quarter, Goss returned briefly, helping cut the Etiwanda deficit to three. But after she exited with her second foul, Perris ended the half on a 9-2 run, netting it a 34-22 lead. RANCHO CUCAMONGA – For six minutes, the Perris girls basketball team played like it was still stunned. By the time Etiwanda gave it legitimate reason to be, it awoke again. But after Perris’ 70-60 opening-round Division I win in the state playoffs Tuesday, it’s Etiwanda’s dreams that are over. “I don’t think it was a size issue,” Goss said. “At times, when we didn’t have too many people out of the game, we matched up better with them than they did with us.” Perris bolstered its halftime lead, stretching it to 56-32 after a 10-0 run that ended with 1:19 in the third quarter. Then the stunning comeback was on. The last four of Lyneeka Boyd`s 13 third-quarter points started a 24-7 Etiwanda run. After four consecutive Perris turnovers, the Eagles pulled within 63-56 with 3:32 to play. “You can’t play to not to lose,” Perris coach Marvin Williams said. “We were rushing into mistakes we didn’t have any business making. But in the end I think we were just too big for them.” After the Etiwanda hot streak had cooled, one of Sutherland’s 12 rebounds was good for a putback to make the score 67-56 with 1:09. Boyd scored 14 points for Etiwanda, but Perris added four consecutive points to clinch the win Etiwanda’s starting front line of Boyd, Goss and Bree Bellamy, who scored 10 points each, had three fouls by the two-minute mark of the third quarter. “We were just flat for stretches,” said Siler. “But all in all it was a good season.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
0Shares0000Bolivia’s Carlos Lampe (R) dives to clear a shot by Brazil’s Neymar during their 2018 World Cup qualifier match in La Paz on October 5, 2017 © AFP / AIZAR RALDESLA PAZ, Bolivia, Oct 6 – A superb performance by Bolivia goalkeeper Carlos Lampe frustrated Brazil here Thursday as the five-time World Cup winners were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw in their dead rubber qualification game.With Brazil already assured of top spot in South America’s 2018 World Cup qualification race, and Bolivia already eliminated from contention, neither side had much to play for in the thin air of La Paz. Brazil dominated much of the possession and had the better chances but striker Neymar was left unable to add to his tally of 52 international goals after a defiant performance from Lampe.The 6ft 4in (1.92m) Lampe pulled off a string of stunning blocks to deny the Paris Saint-Germain superstar as Brazil threatened to run riot in the first half.Lampe first frustrated Neymar midway through the first half, diving to save.Moments later, he produced a stunning block from Gabriel Jesus, with Paulinho dummying to set up the Manchester City striker.Jesus picked his spot and shot to the right of Lampe but the goalkeeper dived to his left and blocked with his face.Four minutes later, Lampe rescued Bolivia once again, quickly getting out to check Neymar’s advance as the striker raced in on goal.Neymar recovered his balance and unleashed a fierce shot towards goal but defender Gabriel Valverde was on hand to clear off the line.From the rebound, Neymar was able to get off another shot, but again Valverde cleared to cap a remarkable sequence.Bolivia might have taken a shock lead on the stroke of half-time when Diego Bejarano’s thunderous long-range effort crashed off the underside of the crossbar only to bounce out.Lampe maintained his form in the second half, denying Jesus in the 83rd minute with a fine save from the striker’s header.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)