Skyview girls pick up pair of wins in California

The Skyview girls basketball team went 2-0 on a recent trip to California to improve to 2-0 overall this season.

“We wanted to do something special since it is our last year,” Skyview girls coach Kyle McFall said.

In spring, the coach, who grew up in California, said Skyview tracked down a couple of schools of about 400 to 500 students that would play over winter break.

“It was a team-bonding experience,” McFall said.

The team went to the San Diego Zoo, an amusement park in Los Angeles and saw the San Diego State women’s team play.

Friday, the Panthers topped Mountain Empire 37-19 in a game played just outside of San Diego. Hayley Ramsell had 21 points and seven steals, while Meghan Powers had five points and 11 rebounds. The Panthers led 11-9 after the first quarter before taking command with a 10-0 second quarter.

Saturday, Skyview defeated Calipatria 32-12 in El Centro, Calif. Powers had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

“It was a really good defensive game for us,” McFall said. “We didn’t allow any shots within the key the entire game.”

Skyview travels to face Homer in Southcentral Conference action today. The girls play at 4 p.m., while the boys play at 5:45 p.m.

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