Search:

Woodbridge defense, 3-pointers too much for University

FOR OCVARSITY.COM

IRVINE – Woodbridge's Sarah Lipton has shown all season that she can knock down the 3-point shot with consistency.

Friday night, the Warriors' Kelli Robinson showed she could shoot from long range, too.

Behind a stifling defensive effort and the strong play of Lipton and Robinson, No. 6 Woodbridge (16-2, 2-0) earned its second Pacific Coast League victory by defeating University, 56-41, at University High.

Robinson, who finished with 16 points, drained a corner 3-pointer near the 4-minute mark in the fourth quarter to halt a 10-1 University run, which was fueled by Melodie Yu, who had a game-high 20 points for the Trojans (10-8, 0-2). Robinson's basket pushed Woodbridge's lead to 47-33 and University never recovered.


OCVarsity Hot Shots: Friday's basketball games


"She's (Robinson) been shooting the ball well all year, and they left her open a couple of times and she hit them," Woodbridge coach Pete Belanto said. "The last couple of games she's struggled a little bit, but this game she really shot the ball well."

Robinson made three 3-pointers and was 5-of-5 from the free-throw line. Lipton, the No. 3 scorer in the county, added 16 points and seven rebounds. Lipton scored 13 of her points in the first half, including 10 in the second quarter after catching fire from behind the arc to help Woodbridge take a 36-20 halftime lead.

Woodbridge's half-court man-to-man defense was stellar throughout, making it tough for University to get good looks on offense. "Our goal (defensively) is always to hold people under 40 points if we can," Belanto said.


See archived 'Sports' stories »
 
Ads by Google


Varsity sites:
LA
|
IE
|
SoCalVarsity.com
ADVERTISEMENT 
Search Players


ADVERTISEMENT 
Football:

JSerra 24, Orange Lutheran 20 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Football:

Aliso Niguel 18, Capistrano Valley 40 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Football:

El Toro 17, Mission Viejo 24 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Football:

Trabuco Hills 35, San Clemente 42 - 10:36 4th QT - Completed

Football:

La Habra 42, Troy 35 - 02:20 4th QT - Completed

Football:

Rancho Alamitos 43, Bolsa Grande 12 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Football:

Buena Park 42, Sonora 21 - 09:53 4th QT - Completed

Football:

Kennedy 17, Cypress 21 - 00:19 4th QT - Completed

Football:

St. Margaret's 49, Dymally 0 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Football:

Segerstrom 6, Ocean View 21 - 12:00 3rd QT - Completed