Santa Paula Times

(Photo above left) Felicia Magana (#22) takes a shot during the varsity game. (Above right) The girls’ basketball teams had a special guest in the stands this week. Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Mike Williams was there. He posed for a picture with the girls after the JV contest. Williams, who played for USC before playing in the NFL, is a friend of JV coach Stephanie Cardona. Seattle signed him in April of last year as an unrestricted free agent.

Lady Cardinal varsity and JV both beat Grace Brethren

February 04, 2011

The Lady Cardinal varsity got a hard-fought win over Grace Brethren Tuesday.

The Lady Cards battled sickness and had foul trouble throughout the game. They were tied 12-12 after the first quarter and were down 27-17 at the half.  The Lady Cards found themselves down 37-29 in the third quarter, after falling behind as many as 12 points. In the fourth quarter the Cards dug deep and fought their way back, playing solid defense, holding Grace to 3 points, while scoring 16 to take home the victory.

“A good win for the lady Cards; they are learning how to win, never giving up, and always playing hard,” said Coach Mark Blankenship.  “This was a game of desire, and effort. The Lady Cardinals showed that they had both, pulling out the key league win at home.”

The Lady Cards are now 5-2 in league and 9-11 overall.

Leading the way for Santa Paula were: Felicia Magana, 17 points, 1 steal, with two, 3 point attempts out of 5; Miranda Magana, 7 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals; Lupita Ramirez, 6 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals; Danya Zizumbo, 6 points, 2 rebounds.

The Girls play at Carpinteria Tuesday.