Chaminade Girls look to win Open Division Crown

Look for sharp shooting  So.PG Mackenzy Iwahashi to make an impact for Chaminade.  The young lady can shoot the lights out from 3pt range.  Image by PopScout.


Take a look at a few clips from the 2015-16 John Burroughs Tournament where Chaminade squares off against Alemany.  We spotlight Odom and Higgins, two Dapper Dandys indeed.

Chaminade will take on Long Beach Poly this Saturday March 5, 2016 at Azusa Pacific University to see who’s the best on the Southern Cali’ Girls HS Hoops Circuit.  Chaminade has two standout players in Valerie Higgins and Leaonna Odom.  Both have signed with major D1 schools and should make an immediate impact at the next level.

Senior Guard Valerie Higgins can do it all on the court.   She’s a high character athlete who competes at a high level. She’s fundamentally sound with great court awareness and a feel for the game. Image by PopScout

Higgins is a 6’1 combo guard who handles the rock with class, plays solid man to man defense, and can shoot the rock from mid range to three point land.  She carried her team this year when Odom was out with injuries.  This young lady is a high character athlete with a very good upside.  She will definately make an impact at USC, where she has signed a letter of intent.


#5 McDonald’s All American Guard Leaonna Odom will be at full strength when Chaminade takes on Poly for the CIF SS Open Division Championship.  Image by PopScout.

Odom is in a class by herself.  The Duke signee, who is also a McDonald’s All American, is a threat whenever she handles the rock.  Although we only had a chance to see her suit up once this year, she is something special to watch.  Not only is she ‘fancy’ with the rock, she is very unselfish and is always looking for her teammates.  She does everything very, very, well.  Look for her to put in work as a Duke Blue Devil next season and for years to come in the WNBA or overseas.  If there was ever a one and done in HS girls hoops then Odom would be the one.

Long Beach Poly Head Coach Carl Buggs checks the time during their road game against Alemany.  Look for Poly’s coaching staff to provide an X factor.  Image by PopScout

Look for Long Beach Poly to give Chaminade all they can handle.  Poly beat Chaminade early on in the season by the score of 50-39 at the Nike Tournament of Champions in Arizona.  Poly is a squad who will come at you from all areas on the court and allow you to make mistakes so that they can score in transition.

Long Beach Poly plays an uptempo style of play.  Look for their guards to make some noise Saturday, March 5, 2016 during the CIF SS Girls Open Division Championship.  Image by PopScout.

PopScout had a chance to see Poly play against Lakeside in the MLK Serra Tourney as well against Alemany on the road.  The LBP girls are very team oriented, battle tested, and togetherness is what they practice and preach.  It should be a close one going down to the wire.


PopScout Pick:
Chaminade by 3

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