Trailblazers can’t be stopped

The Sierra Canyon girls basketball team cannot be stopped.

The Trailblazers passed one of its biggest tests Saturday after an impressive 64-55 intersectional nonleague victory against La Jolla Country Day at USC’s Galen Center.

JuJu Watkins was nothing short of sensational, tallying 30 points and grabbing 19 rebounds.

Playing on her future home floor, Watkins wowed the crowd with her speed, strength and finesse. Watkins made shots, grabbed rebounds and set up her teammates for success.

“I got a taste of what next year will be like,” Watkins said. “I really think I made a great decision to attend this great university.”

Watkins wasn’t alone and received help from junior forward MacKenly Randolph and promising freshman center Emilia Krstevski.

Randolph had 11 points and nine rebounds while Krstevski added 10 points and eight rebounds.

Krstevski’s biggest contribution came from helping slow down the Torrey’s Arizona-bound center Breya Cunningham.

“She did a great job for a brand new freshman,” Sierra Canyon coach Alicia Komaki said. “She was tough and didn’t back down. We were all really proud of her.”

Jada Williams scored 19 points to lead La Jolla Country Day and Cunningham finished with 14 points.

Sierra Canyon improved to 16-0 overall and it was all done in front of USC’s star quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams.

“I invited him and I was really glad he showed up,” Watkins said.

Sierra Canyon hosts Alemany Tuesday and travels to Notre Dame Thursday before a showcase game in Massachusetts on Saturday at the HoopHall event at Springfield College.