(Lancaster, CA) Mt. SAC's four-season reign of the Antelope Valley Holiday Tournament came to an end as Moorpark (13-0) handed the Mounties a 72-52 semifinal loss.
Jade Hughes led Mt. SAC (8-4) with 23 points and 20 rebounds, while teammates Natalia Shpegel and Kiara Stiger added eight each to round out the team's leading scorers. Stiger also grabbed seven boards.
Breanna Calhoun scored a game-high 25 points for Moorpark, as teammates Jazzy Carrasco and Barbara Rangel added 20 and 17 points, respectively.
Trailing 15-4 with 2:49 to go in the first quarter, the Mounties went on a 7-1 run to close the gap to five, 16-11, at the end of the period. That's as close as they got, however, as the Raiders opened the second quarter on an 11-0 run and led by as many as 21 several times in the second half.
Mt. SAC will close out tournament play in the third-place game on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m.
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