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SANCHEZ AND TURK LEAD KNIGHTS TO VICTORY OVER ISLANDERS

2018 EASTCOUNTY GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL

BY ADAM PAUL

ECPREPS.COM

FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN 52, CORONADO 44

The Lady Knights improved to 9-2 on the season with their non-league victory over the Coronado Islanders on Tuesday night.

Led by Ellie Turk who poured in 31 points the Knights were able to take a double-digit lead of 27-12 into the intermission.

The Islanders tried to make a comeback in the third quarter but would still trail by double-digits despite them outscoring the Knight 12-9 in the third quarter.

It wasn’t just Turk with the big night scoring wise but her running mate Arantxa Fonseca who recorded an impressive triple-double as she put up 10 points while grabbing 12 boards and on the defensive end blocked 10 shots.

Both squads came in highly ranked in Division IV according to MaxPreps as the Islanders were ranked third while the Knights were just below at the four spot. With the win, the Knights will have the upper hand when it comes to playoff positioning down the road.

Next, up for the Foothills Christians Knights will be one of their toughest opponents on the season in Otay Ranch who is currently ranked in the five spot in Division II. The Knights will travel down to the Southbay for the contest on Friday night December 21st for a 7:30 PM tipoff.

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