Jenkins lifts Monrovia, 39-36

first_img“I sat out most of the fourth quarter with foul trouble and we ran a play and I got wide open and I just made it,” said Jenkins, who collected 10 points and seven rebounds. Prior to Jenkins’ game-winner, Krystyn Jacobs was the only Monrovia player to make a field goal in the fourth quarter, when she scored eight of her game-high 16 points. “Offensively, everyone wasn’t there so I tried to get open looks,” Jacobs said. With a play designed for Jacobs, it was Jenkins who got the final open look and didn’t hesitate. “That was huge,” Monrovia coach Mike Wagner said of Jenkins’ shot. “She’s a big-game player and she wanted the ball.” Maryum Jenkins, who was suffering from the flu, provided the ultimate cure for the Wildcats’ blues. Monrovia trailed 36-35 when Jenkins buried a 3-pointer from the corner with 15 seconds remaining in regulation to put the Wildcats on top for good. HUNTINGTON BEACH – Perhaps weary from the long drive, Monrovia High School’s girls basketball team had trouble mounting offense throughout its contest Wednesday night against Edison. Monrovia woke up from its cat nap just enough to get out of Huntington Beach alive with a 39-36 win over the Chargers in a CIF-Southern Section Division II-AA second-round contest. center_img Jenkins made one of two free throws before Edison’s Wahine Kepilino missed a 3-pointer as time expired to propel Monrovia (20-4) into the quarterfinals against Diamond Ranch on Saturday. The site of that game will be determined by coin flip. Both teams showed jitters in the first quarter as Edison committed 10 turnovers to six for Monrovia. Add in the Wildcats’ poor shooting, and the Chargers led 7-5 after one. Simone Ibbotson’s 3-pointer gave Edison a 10-5 advantage early in the second quarter. Monrovia held Edison without a field goal for the final 6:45 and out-scored the Chargers 8-2 to take a 13-12 halftime edge. “I never thought in my wildest dreams that we could hold a team to 12 points in a half and only be up by one,” Wagner said. The game was tied heading into the final eight minutes. Melanie Lisnock knocked down a 3-pointer to open the fourth quarter to give the Chargers (17-8) a 29-26 lead. They remained on top until Jenkins’ decisive jumper. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4456 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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