Sierra Canyon is No. 1
By Jacob H. Pollon
The Sierra Canyon girls basketball team is once again the No. 1 overall seed for the Open Division playoffs.
After going 27-1 in the regular season and unscathed through Mission League play for a second consecutive season, the Trailblazers will be the hunted prey for the second straight season.
Sierra Canyon on last year’s title against No. 2 Etiwanda before losing to it in the state regional playoffs.
Sierra Canyon will play Orangewood Academy, Sage Hill and Mater Dei on Feb. 10, 14 and 17, respectively.
The Trailblazers own a victory against Sage Hill earlier this year.
“We get three home games and we need to protect our home court to get to the championship game, again,” Sierra Canyon coach Alicia Komaki said. “We are ready for the challenge.”
Sierra Canyon will rely heavily on seniors Mackenly Randolph (double-double machine) and Louisville-bound guard Izela Arenas.
Two key sophomore are Jerzy Robinson and Emilia Krstevski.
The Trailblazers will also need contributions from Christy Reynoso and Kayla Malek to make it through.