Lady Yellowjackets post second victory in blowout over Sherman Indian

Savannah Govea breaks out with 26 points and 7 steals as the Yellowjackets find their groove in the second and third quarters


Jocelyn Palmerin

Sophomore guard Savannah Govea prepares to put a crossover on her defender from Sherman Indian High. She would go on to score 26 points on 10-15 shooting.

Colton, CA—The Lady Yellowjackets extended their early season success by winning their second game in back-to-back nights by blowing out the Sherman Indian Braves 58-32.

“I didn’t believe it was my team,” joked head coach Keisha Young after the game, excited by the energy they came out with and how well they played as a team.

Sophomore superstar Savannah Govea led all scorers with 26 points on 10-15 shooting, including 3 three-pointers. She also added 3 assists and 7 steals. Lia Tovar continued her strong play, scoring 13 points. Senior Emely Rodriguez played tough down low all night, scoring 10 points and pulling down 9 rebounds to go with 4 steals.

The Yellowjackets, still feeling it from their victory over Desert Mirage, came out of the barrel with tons of energy in the first quarter. At first this led to a few miscues and turnovers, but then Govea heated up and knocked down her first triple to tie the game up. Colton never looked back from that point, forcing the Braves to call a timeout at the 2 minute mark of the first quarter, down 11-5.

Going into the second quarter, the Yellowjackets went on a 14-5 run to put the Braves into their rearview mirror as Zoe Espino came in hot off the bench to knock down two threes.

After the half, the Yellowjackets refused to let up, putting up 16 more in the third quarter and holding the Braves to only 5 points. Their defense kept pressuring Sherman’s shooters and interrupting the passing lanes. Madison Prieto, with her long reach, picked up one of her 3 steals.

The fourth quarter was classic garbage time, as benches were cleared, but the game had already been decided.

This game offered the Yellowjackets a chance to continue their win streak, however it almost didn’t get played. The originally scheduled opponent, Palmdale Academywhose varsity boys team Colton defeated, 75-39was not able to bring a complete team of varsity girls to play and canceled. Athletic Director Jacob Van Hofwegen reached out to Sherman Indian and was able to schedule this match-up at the last minute, which also included a scrimmage between the schools’ JV girls teams.

Now, the Lady Yellowjackets get a day off before returning to the Hubbs court on Friday to play Entrepreneur at 7 p.m.