Girls Basketball: Lowell ousts Pinewood in Sand Dune semifinal

Lowell senior guard Katarina Lum drives past  a Pinewood defender on Friday at St. Ignatius. (Photo by Doug Ko)

Lowell senior guard Katarina Lum drives past a Pinewood defender on Friday at St. Ignatius. (Photo by Doug Ko)

By Zack Farmer

Scoring 15 points in the first half of a high school basketball game usually isn’t a good thing, but when it’s five points more than the opposition, it feels a bit better.

The Lowell girls basketball team held Pinewood to 10 first-half points and turned on the offense in the third quarter en route to a 44-27 win in the semifinal round of the Sand Dune Classic on Friday at St. Ignatius.

“I think the tone was set in that first half,” said Lowell head coach Aki Kuwada. “When you play a team like Pinewood and hold them to 10 points in the first half, it says something about our girls’ defense. That’s the best I’ve seen them play defensively.”

It is Lowell’s fourth straight win and it advanced the Cardinals (10-3) to the tournament championship game, where it will face host St. Ignatius.

One Comment

  1. GCJ 01 says:

    Great job Lowell!