NorCal, GS Invasion, Hollywood and Oakland reach semifinal stage

by David Walls

San Francisco P. - NorCal R. 50-80

NorCal eased past San Francisco Power to advance into the semifinal round. NorCal R. dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to San Francisco P.'s 24. They outrebounded San Francisco P. 27-16. Guard Sydni Stallworth (160, college: Alaska-Anch.) stepped up and scored 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and swingman Viviana Vasquez (175, college: Toronto) chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side guard Veronica Preciado (175, college: CMU) responded with 10 points and center Nola Taylor (188-87, college: A&M-Commerce) scored 10 points. Five NorCal R. and four San Francisco P. players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
San Francisco P.: V.Preciado 10+4reb+2ast, A.Johnson 10, N.Taylor 10+4reb+2ast, C.Doronkina 10+2reb+1ast, M.Zaria 5+3reb+1ast, L.Emma 5+3reb+1ast
NorCal R.: S.Stallworth 20+5reb+3ast, V.Vasquez 14+6reb+3ast, D.Jones 10+6reb+3ast, D.Jackson 10+6reb+1ast, J.Ellis 10+4reb+2ast, M.Bertsch 0

East Bay Splash - GS Invasion 88-93

GS Invasion toppled East Bay Splash in the quarterfinal battle. GS Invasion made 18-of-19 free shots (94.7 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Jazmine Jackson (175, college: Toronto) who helped to win the game recording 35 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds. Point guard Hallie Meneses (165-92, college: LBSU) contributed with 24 points for the winners. Meneses is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Guard Jasmine King (168, college: Southern) answered with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists and guard Jaiamoni Welch-Coleman (165-97, college: Weber St.) added 17 points, 11 rebounds and 9 blocks in the effort for East Bay Splash. Four East Bay Splash players scored in double figures.

Top scorers:

East Bay Splash: A.Kristjan 20+5reb+2ast, J.King 17+9reb+7ast, J.Welch-Coleman 17+11reb+2ast, J.Stephens 16+4reb+2ast, L.Hagerty 9+7reb+2ast, D.Hale 6+2reb

GS Invasion: J.Jackson 35+9reb+3ast, H.Meneses 24+4reb+3ast, F.Amen-Ra 18+4reb+4ast, G.Jasmine 8+9reb+2ast, K.Jackson 5+4reb+1ast, R.Shannon 3+2reb+1ast

Bay Area J. - Hollywood W. 87-101

Hollywood Wonder knocked down Bay Area Jokers to enter the next round of playoffs. Hollywood W. outrebounded Bay Area J. 47-31 including 16 on the offensive glass. Forward Toccara Ross (184-86, college: Toronto, agency: LBM Management) nailed a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side and Aniese Palmer accounted for 18 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Allie Green (178-95, college: Pepperdine) came up with 31 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Jessica Woo (175, college: TAMIU) added 25 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Bay Area J. in the defeat. Five Hollywood W. and four Bay Area J. players scored in double figures.

Top scorers:

Bay Area J.: A.Green 31+8reb+5ast, J.Woo 25+7reb+3ast, S.Young 14+4reb+2ast, A.Williams 10+7reb+1ast, C.Salom 4+3reb+1ast, K.McNair 3+2reb

Hollywood W.: T.Ross 24+10reb+2ast, E.Gutierrez 19+5reb+1ast, P.Aniese 18+9reb+3ast, T.Sweatt 14+4reb+3ast, A.Ellis 12+6reb+1ast, F.Candyse 7+6reb+2ast

Santa Monica W. - Oakland W. 40-84

Oakland Warriors breezed past Santa Monica Wildcats to secure the semifinal berth. Oakland W. dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Santa Monica W.'s 24. Guard TaSharra Jeffries (170-97, college: ABU) nailed 40 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds for the winning side and guard Raquel Avila (163, college: Santa Clara) accounted for 22 points and 7 rebounds. Worth to mention Jeffries played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped get the job in pro basketball. Aysha Lyons (-89) came up with 10 points and swingman Ashlee Ane (175, college: CS Fullerton) added 10 points respectively for Santa Monica W. in the defeat.

Top scorers:

Santa Monica W.: L.Aysha 10+3reb+1ast, A.Ane 10+3reb, K.Taylor 5+4reb+2ast, S.Brown 5+6reb, D.McByrd 5+2reb, T.Jamelle 5+4reb+1ast

Oakland W.: T.Jeffries 40+8reb+3ast, R.Avila 22+7reb+3ast, P.Toston 10+4reb+2ast, M.Michelis 6+4reb+2ast, J.Davis 2+6reb+9ast, R.Brigham 2+2reb


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