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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL

Rocklin too strong inside for Woodcreek to handle

Cutis blocks five shots in second half
By: Jim Linsdau, Sports Editor
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Coming in off a victory over Roseville, the visiting Woodcreek girls basketball team had hoped to catch a 0-2 Rocklin club at a low point. However, the Thunder showed no signs of give-up and held on to post a 46-37 victory over the Timberwolves Friday.

Woodcreek continued to pound away at the girls in blue but the home club refused to give up their lead. Rocklin seniors Lydia Summers, Shannon Garvella and Jaimie Curtis made up their minds the Thunder would not be denied three Sierra Foothill League wins in a row.

“All three seniors, me Jaimie and Lydia, have been on varsity since we were sophomores so we kind of know what Coach Ferraro expects,” said Garvella. “We understand this level of play and we know how to work well together and that helps.”

Garvella is key in helping the Thunder break the full-court press; Summers is strong on the boards and Curtis is an intimidating force in the paint. The trio combined for 24 rebounds, 15 points and Curtis had five blocked shots in the second half alone.

Sophomore Jordan Purvis was high-point for the club with 10.

Woodcreek’s Samantha Turner had a game-high 13.

Some controversy was raised when the Timberwolves’ Ashley Breshears fouled out with 1:06 remaining in the third quarter. One official scorekeeper had her for only four fouls. Breshears left with two points in the game.

Woodcreek will host Granite Bay (1-2) Jan. 23 and Del Oro (3-0) Jan. 25. Rocklin hosts Roseville Jan. 23 and travels to Granite Bay for a game Jan. 25.

ROCKLIN 46, WOODCREEK 37

Timberwolves            5          13        9          10 – 37

Thunder                    10        12        15          9 – 46