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February 12, 2014

Cougars keep rolling

Carondelet didn't have it's best statistical performance on offense, but whenever the Cougars needed a basket, they got one in a 77-54 victory over Monte Vista.

The Cougars improved to 19-4, extended their win streak to six games and beat the Mustangs for the second time this season while the Mustangs dropped to 20-3 and saw their six game win streak snapped.

Carondelet wasted no time and jumped out to an early 10-2 lead. Although the Mustangs got within three points midway through the second quarter, they were never able to tie the game or any closer than that.

Although Monte Vista ultimately lost by 23, the Mustangs kept the game closer than that for much of the contest. Monte Vista was able to hang with Carondelet for the bulk of the first half, but Carondelet's relentless tempo and pressure ultimately caught up to the Mustangs as they were outscored 39-20 in the second half.

While the Cougars offensive attack was balanced and didn't heavily rely on any one player or aspect, there were a trio of top prospects that contributed to their team's victory.

Carondelet senior guard Natalie Romeo - the No. 6 prospect in the NorCalPreps.com 2014 Top 40 - tallied 13 points. The 5-foot-8 guard is signed to Nebraska. She also impressed defensively and with her court vision as she had several assists in traffic.

Mackenzie Cast (NCP 2014 No. 14) showed a confident three-point stroke from the corner. Cast, a three-star recruit and LMU signee, made a few three's from the corner on her way to a 17 point performance. Cast was also impressive on defense and showed a lot of hustle diving for loose balls.

Junior guard Marcella Hughes made a pair of threes and finished the game with six points.


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