The Oaks Christian girls’ basketball team finished off a spectacular postseason run with a 54-33 victory over Shadow Hills High School in the CIF Division 3A championship on Saturday, Feb. 26. The championship is the second in program history and the first since the 2002-2003 season.
To get to the championship, the Lady Lions had to fight their way through four tough opponents, as they defeated Diamond Bar in the first round, Chino in the second round, Moreno Valley in the quarterfinals, and San Marcos in the semifinals.
Shadow Hills put up a solid fight in the first half, but the Lions rode the sharpshooting of Lola Doñez and Brooklyn Shamblin to take a 27-17 lead at the half.
In the second half, the Lions dominated the Knights, scoring 27 points and allowing just 16 to win the championship game by a score of 54-33. Doñez led all scorers with 15 points, and Shamblin was just behind with 13.
The Lions continue their season in the CIF State Tournament, with their first game on Tuesday, March 1, against Granada Hills.