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University of Washington Bound Khayla Rooks Paces Mission Hills to 4th Straight CIF Final

By David A. Willauer
Contributing Writer

San Marcos CA— For the fourth time in the history of the girls basketball program, the Lady Grizzlies of Mission Hills(28-3) have advanced to the CIF final where they defeated the Lady Titans of Eastlake High School(24-6)They will face the Lady Knights of Bishop School at 29-2 as they defeated the Lady Torreys in a squeaker, 58-57.

Chris Kroesch Mission Hills Girls Basketball Coach- “Eastlake is a good ballclub. We were 7 of 46 in the first half shooting the ball. We kept missing shots and didn’t follow through as the nerves got to us a bit. I am happy that we found a way to pull the victory.”

“Khayla Rooks had trouble with her shots and had trouble seeing the basket but teammate Kaitlyn Nguyen, who is one of the toughest girls I have ever coached played, her defense was incredible. When she made some mistakes I disciplined her so she so she could improve on both sides of the ball. She contributed with 9 points and improved a lot with her free throws. For the final round we take on The Bishop’s School the head coach is a good friend of mine.” said Coach Kroesch

Khayla Rooks, who dazzles the crowd with her good ball skills and a good passing in the game, led the Lady Grizzlies with 20 points. She played an outstanding defense as well.

For the Lady Titans, Allie Carrion led with 9 points and Aureen Isaacson contributed with 8.