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TURK TURNS IN TRIPLE-DOUBLE AS KNIGHTS ZIP PAST EAGLES

2018 EASTCOUNTY GIRLS BASKETBALL

BY ADAM PAUL

ECPREPS.COM

FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN 64, GRANITE HILLS 9

The Foothills Christian Knights (7-0) used a 19-0 run to finish out the first quarter to lead 21-2 over the Granite Hills Eagles (0-1) and never looked back.

Arantxa Fonseca for the Knights canned 7 points in the first quarter to lead the way after the game was knotted at 2-2 early on. Foothills Christian after the score was tied zipped their way past the Eagles.

The Knights turned up the heat more in the second quarter as they held the Eagles to a single free throw and would outscore them 22-1 to lead 43-3 at the break. Foothills Christian was able to hold the Eagles scoreless for over eight minutes since they had scored early on the first quarter when they nailed their lone points with just under a minute in the second quarter.

Leading the charge for the Knights in the second quarter was Nataly Bravo who scored 10 of her 20 points on the night in the second quarter.

Foothills Christian continued in the third quarter as they would lead 58-9 heading into the fourth quarter. Leading scorer Ellie Turk punched in 7 of her 15 points in the quarter. Turk on the night turned in a triple-double with 15 points while dishing out 14 assists and had 15 thefts.

Overall it was a balanced night for the Knights as Fonseca finished with 17 points, 7 boards and 6 assists, Bravo contributed 20 points, 5 boards, and 4 assists.

“Even though we won big we still need to work on some things such as the defense. I told the girls to just go out and have fun.” Said Knights head coach Joey Turk when asked about the game.

It was a big win for the Knights who remain undefeated on the season and also the fact that Granite Hills is a Division III opponent.

Next up for the Knights is a big one against another Division III opponent Calvin Christian who defeated the Santana Sultans 42-20 to remain undefeated at 4-0.

 

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