Orange County: Mater Dei twice as nice at halftime of Division II final


BAKERSFIELD – The Santa Ana Mater Dei girls' basketball team has doubled up on Carondelet and leads 34-17 at halftime of the CIF Division II state championship game at Rabobank Arena.

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis has 16 points in the first half for Mater Dei. She hit a three-pointer to give her team a 25-10 lead with 5:40 to go in the second quarter. She and Jessica Duarte combined for 15 of their team’s 25 points up to that point.

Mosqueda-Lewis hit a layup to give her team a 32-14 lead with 1:40 to play in the half. She knocked down a 12-foot jumper just before the end of the half to put her team up by 17.

Mosqueda Lewis is seven for 13 from the field and has hit two three-pointers in the first half. Jordan Adams has seven points and five rebounds for Mater Dei.

Erica Payne leads Carondelet with seven points and 10 rebounds in the first half.

If Mater Dei can hold on, Southern California teams will be 3-0 in the state championship games on Friday. Los Angeles Price won the boys' Division IV championship and North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake won the girls' Division IV championship.