Marquee Match Ups: Sierra Canyon vs Ribet Academy

Sr. PG Justina King was a scratch last night in Ribet Academy’s victory over Alemany. Let’s hope this young lady is back in the drivers seat for their 4pm barn-burner showdown against Sierra Canyon December 16, 2017 @ 4pm. (Popscout)

Ribet Academy and Sierra Canyon square off today at 4pm, on the beautiful campus of Serra Canyon in the city of Chatsworth, CA.  Ribet Academy comes in as hot as a bottle of Tabasco Sauce.  Sitting pretty with a record of 13-0 with wins over Alemany last night (60-53) and a stout All Star Team from Australia (55-44 played 12/9/17), during the Burroughs Varsity Girls Tourney.  Maxpreps has the Fighting Frogs slated as the #13 team in the State of CA.  Even without 6’9 Andrea Aquino – their top transfer, who’s signed with Oregon State and continues to sit until January 2018, the Fighting Frogs have looked impressive indeed.

Sierra Canyon was missing a few pieces that will be eligible in January. In the mean time, they must continue to develop a defensive identity for their ball club as GHC outperformed them in the rebounding category and second chance points. (PopScout)

Sierra Canyon is missing a few pieces of its own and will need to solidify board-work, in order for them to have any chance tonight against Ribet Academy.  Sierra Canyon struggled mightily, keeping Granada Hills Charter off the glass during their 55-54 victory December 7, 2017.  If Sierra Canyon hasn’t taken a good look at film and shored up rebounding responsibilities as a whole, it could be a long night for the Trailblazers, contending with so many second chance points, considering Ribet Academy is very stout on the inside with 6-2, Sr. Janette Mensah,  6-3 Sr. Lola Pendande and  6-0, So. F Rosemary Odunbunmi.  A formidable front line for any CIF-SS squad.

Ryann Payne
Class of 2018 TCU Commit Ryann Payne out of Sierra Canyon represents swag on the West Coast. Image taken during the 2017 Sierra Canyon Invitational (PopScout)

The X factor will be whether or not Ryann Payne can be special enough to take Sierra Canyon to the finish line and bring home the W.  If you haven’t had a chance to see this young lady ball out – she’s punched her ticket to TCU, then you’re in for a treat.  Ryann just might be special enough, enter the zone, and catapult her team to victory. Come take in this 4pm barn-burner before you head out to the later games.

Sierra Canyon vs Ribet Academy
Sierra Canyon High
Tip:  4pm
Popscout Pick:  Ribet Academy in a nail-biter.  Although back to back games may prove to be a bit too much for Ribet Academy.

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