Los Angeles Preps: Michelle Miller

Windward's Stover nabs MVP at Collision

April, 24, 2012
Los Angeles Windward forward Nick Stover, a Loyola Marymount signee, earned most valuable player honors at the Collision XIV all-star game at El Camino College on Saturday night, leading the CIF Southern Section boys' team to a 113-106 victory against the City Section.

Stover had 19 points and San Diego State-bound forward Skylar Spencer of Price added 18 for the Southern Section, which won for the sixth time in the event's 14-year history. Woodland Hills Taft's Anthony January had a game-high 24 for the City Section.

The City Section girls' team won its game, 68-67, after erasing an 18-point deficit. Pasadena Poly's Michelle Miller, who this season passed Lisa Leslie for third place on the Southern Section career scoring list, had 19 points.

LA South: Div. 5A, Pasadena Poly 55, Chadwick 42

March, 5, 2011
SANTA ANA -- The Pasadena Poly and Chadwick girls' basketball teams met for the third time this season in the championship game of the CIF Southern Section Division 5A playoffs.

For the third time, Poly won. This time, 55-42, behind 32 points from junior Michelle Miller at Mater Dei High School on Saturday.

“We’ve had ups and downs with that team,” said Poly coach Kim Weber. “To win by as much as we did was sweet.”

Poly won the Prep League championship with a perfect 12-0 record. Chadwick was third in the Prep League, its only two losses in league coming at the hands of Poly. Poly won the first time the two teams met, 47-33. The second game was a little closer. Poly won, 44-43.

The Division 5A championship game resembled a bit of the previous two.

Chadwick took a short-lived, one-point lead in the second quarter. Haley Bush scored a basket and was fouled with 3:25 to play in the second. She made her free throw to complete the three-point play and give her team a 16-15 lead.

Poly went on an 8-2 run to end the second quarter and take a 23-18 lead at the half. Miller led Poly with eight points in the first half. Bush led all scorers with 12 points and had nine rebounds at halftime.

Miller came alive in the second half, scoring 24 points and was 6-for-10 from the field. She was also 13-for-19 from the free-throw line and made one 3-pointer.

She scored seven points in the third quarter as Poly built a 37-31 lead.

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