The No. 1 Mountain View girls basketball team’s leading scorer was injured Friday night and the state’s No. 1 team is at full strength.
No. 1 Mitty used its height advantage to beat fourth-ranked Salesian (Richmond) 68-49 in a key WCAL game at San Jose City College.
Brooke Semple scored 13 points for the Monarchs (17-1, 7-0 WCAL), who won their ninth straight game, Mitty’s longest streak since winning 13 in a row from October 2012 to February 2013. Candice Wiggins scored 11 points. Jones scored 12 points.
Semple was injured with less than a minute left in the first quarter when she slipped on the court and injured her ankle, Mustangs coach Dan McGuire said.
“We didn’t want her playing if we weren’t going to be at full strength,” Warriors coach Brian McClintic said. “You hate losing the best player because she might be out 6-8 weeks. Salesian is a team that has seven seniors, so they play real hard. The game turned into their best quarter.”
Mitty opened the game with an 8-0 run, the first four points coming off a Jones layup. Salesian then scored eight consecutive points.
But Salesian never led and had just five points in the third quarter. It trailed by 17 entering the fourth. The Mustangs closed to within nine points but never got closer than 11.
Jyanae Uelese led Salesian with 16 points. Destiny Hillard scored 11 points.