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SCV Hoops Finale: Hannah Green breaks scoring record

Canyon's Jaya Schultz wins three-point contest

Posted: March 23, 2013 11:08 p.m.
Updated: March 23, 2013 11:08 p.m.

West Ranch's Hannah Green (25) scores against defender Rachel Eaton (5) of Saugus High during the SCV Hoops Finale girls game on Saturday at Valencia High School.

 

West Ranch High’s Hannah Green and Canyon High’s Alia McCoy used to scrimmage together during their days playing travel ball.

That would explain why the two looked like old teammates working hand-in-hand in Saturday’s SCV Hoops Finale girls game at Valencia High School.

It was the fourth annual version of the senior All-Star basketball game.

Green broke an SCV Hoops Finale scoring record with 21 points to earn MVP honors and lead the Team Dark, made up of Canyon, West Ranch and Golden Valley players, to a 65-53 win over Team White. The team wearing white jerseys consisted of Valencia, Saugus and Hart players.

“I didn’t even know what was going on,” said Green, who set the scoring record of 18 points set by Megan Dawe last year. “The other girls just said, ‘let’s have fun’ and I said, ‘that’s sounds good to me’”

Green and McCoy, this year’s Foothill League Player of the Year, took turns scoring as both players took advantage of their size in the paint.

McCoy added 15 points and her longtime Canyon teammate Jaya Schultz added to the fun when she defeated Valencia’s Kristie Dolan for the three-point contest championship at halftime of the game.

Schultz knocked down 12 3-pointers in 45 seconds to beat Dolan’s 10.

“I was not expecting that,” Schultz said of the three-point contest. “I have not been practicing threes at all.”

Team White was led by Valencia’s Jasmin Dimson, who scored 14 points and 12 in the first half alone.

Fellow Valencia Viking Kalia Summerlin drained three 3-pointers on her way to scoring 13 points for Team White, which was coached by Valencia’s varsity girls coach, Jerry Mike.

It became an easier loss to swallow for Summerlin, who was asked to prom on the court right after the game.

She said yes.

“It was a fun game,” Summerlin said. “We were trying not to take it too seriously.”

Team Dark had a clear size advantage with Green, McCoy and Schultz all standing at 6 feet tall.

Saugus’ Rachel Eaton was Saugus’ tallest player listed at 5-foot-9.

Early on, Team Dark took advantage of it by getting the ball inside and shutting down the paint on the other end defensively.

McCoy and Green collectively scored the Team Dark’s first 10 points of the second quarter to help turn a 16-10 first-quarter lead into a 26-12 advantage.

Golden Valley’s Ashley Oliver chipped in 10 points for Team Dark, all in the first half.

The score was 36-26 by halftime, and the dark team put together an 8-0 run to open the second half and keep the game out of reach.

“They did a great job sharing the basketball,” said dark team head coach Chuck Johns, who is Canyon’s varsity girls coach.

Team White made a bit of a run in the fourth quarter after Dolan and Valencia’s Preea Johnson each made a 3-pointer to help cut the lead to 58-51.

But that’s as close as it would get.

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