The Pearl City Lady Chargers varsity basketball team improved their record to 3-1 in the OIA Red Western Division with a 52-35 win over the visiting Waipahu Marauders. It's the Lady Chargers third win in a row after opening the season with a loss to Kapolei.
The Lady Chargers found themselves, once again, a little shorthanded as they entered last night's ball game with only eight players suited up to play.
"We're playing hard, we just have to play a little bit smarter," said Lady Chargers head coach, Mike Morton. "We only played eight girls tonight and our girls are dead tired, but they gave it their all."
Coach Morton has had to make the right adjustments to starting his line up due to key starters who are currently unavailable to play. Starting Guard, Sabrina Angle has taken control on the court drilling 3 pointers and averaging over 18 points in four ball games. AJ Sylva is also a solid contributor, taking advantage of more minutes played as a result of Shawna Angle (Sabrina's sister) being out with an injury.
"Sabrina can shoot the 3," said Morton. "Her and AJ (Sylva) are making a big difference up top since we have Shawna (Angle) out hurt. They have to take the load a little bit more with the responsibility."
Sabrina Angle led Lady Chargers scoring with 14 points. Senior Guard, Sierra Mendiola pumped in 12 points and AJ Sylva added 11 points.
Waipahu's, Catrina Masaniai had a game high 15 points.
The Lady Chargers travel to Leilehua High School on Saturday, December 4 to take on the Mules. The Junior Varsity starts at 2:00pm with the Varsity to follow.
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