Sierra Canyon has won 18 consecutive Mission League games
By Jacob H. Pollon
The Sierra Canyon girls basketball team won its 18th consecutive Mission League contest and clinched its second league title in a row after two more easy victories last week against Chaminade of West Hills and Alemany of Mission Hills.
Louisville-bound Izela Arenas scored 23 points and had three rebounds and three steals in the 75-31 victory against Chaminade to kick off the week.
Mackenly Randolph scored 20 points and grabbed 17 rebounds.
Jerzy Robinson, a talented sophomore from Arizona, scored 19 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and had five blocks.
In an 86-29 victory against Alemany, Robinson too center stage with 37 points and 16 rebounds. Robinson looked like mixture of Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic on this night.
Arenas scored 20 points, grabbed eight rebounds, had four steals and dished out two assists.
Christy Reynoso scored 15 points, all on 3-pointers for Sierra Canyon (25-1, 8-0).
Kayla Malek could contact In-N-Out burger for an NIL deal after her four-by-five performance of five points, five rebounds, five assists and five steals.
Randolph missed this game due to having her wisdom teeth pulled.
The talk about the team usually centers around the big three of Randolph, Arenas and Robinson.
However, with sophomore Emilia Krstevski out nursing a minor injury, a few unheralded players have stepped up like Reynoso, Malek, Jalen Samuel and freshman sensation Sydney Roberson.
Sierra Canyon travels to Notre Dame Tuesday and hosts Marlborough on senior night in the regular season finale Thursday before embarking on a playoff run Feb. 10th trying for another Open Division championship.