Minarets dominates Parlier - lose to Caruthers

The Minarets Mustangs girls basketball team (8-4, 2-1), trounced the Parlier Panthers (0-12, 0-1) Jan. 23, 64-16, a game in which the Mustangs bench saw plenty of playing time early on. Jumping out to a 15-8 first period lead, Coach Janeene Bebout wasted little time substituting, enjoying a 38-10 half time lead.

Junior Danielle Johnson erupted for a team high 29 points including two 3-pointers. Center Kristy Berry added 12 points, Kalea Kamalani scored 7 in limited playing time as Bebout took advantage of the big lead to work on the teams offense.

Minarets was stymied by Caruthers (11-6, 3-0) earlier in the week in a league show-down that never materialized for the Mustangs. Minarets had no answer for the physical play of Lilly Hernandez, a transfer from Liberty. After jumping out to a 23-11 lead in the first period, the Blue Raiders won 64-40. Hernandez moved bodies at will and Bebouts team struggled to contain the 6-foot forward. After dismantling the Red Cats on Friday, Caruthers looks to be the favorite to win their third consecutive league title.