ANAHEIM — The No. 3 Arroyo Grande High girls basketball team came away with a 45-32 win over No. 4 Rio Mesa in the CIF-Southern Section Division 3AAA championship game at Anaheim Convention Center tonight.
This is the Eagles’ first section title in school history.
Lindsey Wolf led Arroyo Grande with 17 points and six rebounds. Heather Madrigal finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Alexa Wetmore contributed eight points and five assists.
The Eagles also went 17 for 21 from the free-throw line, with Madrigal going 10 for 10.
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Arroyo Grande held a 13-11 lead before shutting out the Spartans in the second quarter to own a 25-11 halftime advantage. And it was all Eagles from there, as they held a double-digit lead the rest of the way.
Rio Mesa’s only double-digit scorer was Ashley Onitveros, who finished 11 points. The Spartans shot 12 for 48 from the field.In the playoffs, the Eagles have dominated opponents, with tonight’s 13-point win being the smallest margin of victory. Their other victories were by at least 16 points. Wolf had nine points and four rebounds in the first half, Madrigal had eight points and Wetmore six. Arroyo Grande forced 13 first-half turnovers and held Rio Mesa to 4 of 20 shooting from the field. The Spartans' leading scorers in the first half were Ashley Rodriguez and Ashley Ontiveros, who both had four points. Both teams were in their first Southern Section championship game.