After losing its first two games in a preseason tournament in Fresno — to Coalinga and Fresno Christian — the Coast Union High School girls basketball team got on track after another long road trip.
The Broncos routed Tranquility 40-21 in the San Joaquin Valley on Nov. 27 and have since posted wins in three of their subsequent four games.
Coast Union head coach Keith Stowers said a big reason for his team’s success against Tranquility was Karis Lawson’s game-high 14 points.
“She shut down their best player and held her to six points,” Stowers said.
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In her first game of the season following an illness, Ellie Kennedy had eight points and 10 rebounds; Kaylee Ferguson also had 10 rebounds, and she blocked four shots, Stowers reported.
Ferguson and Lawson combined for 20 points in a losing effort, 68-37, against Orcutt Academy on Nov. 28. Coast Union also beat Nordhoff of Ojai 68-37 on Nov. 28, Santa Maria 54-46 and Bishop Diego 33-19 on Dec. 1 in the Bishop Diego Bird Cage Classic in Santa Barbara.
Coast Union was scheduled to play San Luis Obispo Classical Academy on Tuesday, Dec. 4, and Orcutt Academy Wednesday, Dec. 5 (late for press).
The next game for Coast Union is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, against Maricopa.