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No. 5 Brea Olinda needs OT to beat Silverado

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BREA - Brea Olinda fought off a feisty Silverado of Victorville for a 60-56 victory in overtime Tuesday in the Ladycat Classic girls basketball tournament at Brea Olinda High.

Silverado was down by 11 points in the third quarter, but ended the quarter on a 6-0 run. With 2 1/2 minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Hawks tied the score, 46-46, and were able to force the game into overtime.

The Hawks were able to catch the Ladycats by containing their best player, senior point guard Anna Kim. Kim had 12 points, but she came through with key steals and made free throws in overtime.

“A lot of people don’t realize she’s a great defender,” Brea Olinda coach Kim Cram-Torres said. “She does a lot of things defensively and she finds other ways to help us win, that’s the great thing about Anna.”

Kim, who has committed to Long Beach State, is the crucial piece to the Ladycats' success this season.

“The key to Brea basketball is Anna,” Cram-Torres said. “Obviously for other teams it’s how can we contain Anna Kim? The great thing about her is that she doesn’t just evaluate the game from an offensive stand point. She evaluates the game as a whole, and that’s what makes her really good.”

Fifth-ranked Brea Olinda is coming off a successful season. It went 26-6 in 2011-12, winning the Century League and making it to the CIF-Southern California Regional semifinals.

“There’s always pressure when you want to win and when you’re expected to win,” Cram-Torres said. “But we don’t look at it too much. I just want to be the best team that we can be this year. We want to be successful.

"They (the players) are motivated by success, but it’s kind of on their shoulders, we have to find a way to be successful.”

Brea Olinda will continue in the Ladycat Classic on Friday against St. Anthony of Long Beach.


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