Basketball Battles into CIF Semifinals!

The Royal hoops team defeated Flintridge Sacred Heart in the CIF quarterfinals behind a gritty performance from junior Camille Lira. Lira, who has been battling the flu, uncharacteristically didn't start the game.  The Royals held a 25-22 lead at halftime, but Lira took over the second half, scoring 16 points and helping the Royals pull away to a 53-40 victory.  Nikki Miller (16 points, 13 rebounds) and Becky Obinma (14 points, 18 rebounds) dominated the boards with rebounds and put-backs, and Lira owned the free throw line, going 8 for 11 -- most in the fourth quarter.  The second-seeded Royals will take on third seed St. Paul on the road at 7pm Saturday. A victory will put the Royals in their first CIF finals since 2000. 
 
 Photos courtesy of Terry and Donna Reinbold.  More in this ALBUM.  
 
 
Box Score:
 
Rosary vs. Flintridge Sacred Heart 02/24/2016 07:00 PM
at Rosary High
 
Summary:
 Q1Q2Q3Q4OT1OT2OT3OT4Final
 
Flintridge Sacred Heart 8 14 10 8 0 0 0 0 40
Rosary 14 11 13 15 0 0 0 0 53
 
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Samantha Figueroa 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alli Iannone 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Camille Lira 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Allison Lou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nikki Miller 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Becky Obinma 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0