CALIPATRIA — The Calipatria High School girls' basketball team had no problem capturing its own tournament by downing Yuma Catholic 49-22 Saturday.
The win gave the Hornets a 4-0 mark in the Calipatria Lady Hornet Pepsi-Cola Basketball Bash and the tournament title.
"They're coming around," said Calipatria head coach Les Boop of his team. "The defense is there. Right now everybody's play is really big."
The outcome of the game against Yuma Catholic was never in doubt. The Hornets jumped to a 16-3 lead in the first quarter and held a 22-9 advantage at half-time. The Hornet lead was as much as 30 at one point (49-19) before settling for the 49-22 win.
The Hornets dominated the Shamrocks on the boards, outrebounding the much shorter squad 49-19. Also telling was that Calipatria went 9 for 13 at the foul line.