No. 9 El Dorado passes road test against Foothill


El Dorado girls basketball coach Wayne Carlson said he knows how important every victory is in the Century League, which made the Golden Hawks' 58-42 victory over No. 10 Foothill on Tuesday night at Foothill High even sweeter.

"Foothill is always a good team," said Carlson, whose team is ranked No. 9 in the county. "I mean, to be able to beat them at their place is real important. They've been one of the best teams in this league and in the county for a long time. We just had a great overall effort tonight."

Senior forward Jaylin Jones scored 10 of her 16 points in the second half to help El Dorado (18-1, 5-0) pull away for its 16th consecutive victory. Jones also hauled in 13 rebounds.

Sophomore guard Brooke Salas finished with 11 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Golden Hawks. Junior forward Deanna Fink knocked down two 3-pointers and finished with 12 points. Senior forward Shelby Hunger scored seven points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

"We've kind of had that team (balance) this year," Carlson said. "We have eight or nine players that can all play and do a pretty good job I think."

Foothill didn't have any players who scored in double figures. Ryann Garcia scored nine points to lead the Knights (13-5, 4-1).

The Golden Hawks have an extended break before their next game, at No. 4 Brea Olinda on Jan. 15 at 5:45 p.m.

"We keep playing better teams as we go," Carlson said.

In a nonleague game:

No. 5 JSerra 51, La Jolla Country Day 49 (OT): Coco Miller was 4 of 4 from the free-throw line down the stretch to give the visiting Lions (12-4) an overtime victory over the Torreys (6-7), ranked No. 1 in San Diego County.

Miller finished with 20 points and three 3-pointers, and Courtney Vaccher chipped in with 11 points and 15 rebounds.

In the Trinity League:

No. 3 Orange Lutheran 42, Rosary 39: Sydney Jacobs had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Abbey Goodsell scored 13 points to help the Lancers (15-1, 1-0) escape with a victory over the host Royals (10-6, 1-1).

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