Dons’ Blackwell has huge game against Camarillo

Brandi Blackwell had a career-best performance on Tuesday according to coach Andrew Butcher, scoring 17 points with 16 rebounds, three assists and two blocks in the Santa Barbara girls basketball team’s 54-43 win over Camarillo (3-6).

“She also guarded their star player (Anne Yoshimura) in the second half and held her to two baskets…She’s getting to a point where she’s able to accomplish a lot of things on the basketball court,” said Butcher.

Blackwell has post-player size but is versatile enough to step in at point guard for the Dons, who are now an impressive 7-1 on the season. Butcher said that the first half was turnover-ridden for both sides but that the game cleaned up after the break.

Geena Boscacci tallied eight rebounds and five assists while Siondra Pererya added 10 points. The Dons play a tough St. Francis team to open up play in the Tournament of Champions on Friday.


CAMARILLO—Carr 3, KNishimori 6, Gascon 2, Becerrill 7, Kurosaki 3, White 9, Yoshimura 13. Totals 17 5-8 43.

SANTA BARBARA—Blackwell 17, Griffin 11, Lavender 4, Gilmour 2, Emerson 2, Pereyra 10, Boscacci 3, Calderon 2. Totals 20 11-17 54.

Camarillo………..10  6  13  14—43

Santa Barbara…..10 12 16 16—54

3-point goals – C 4 (Kristin 2, Erin Anne), SB 1 (Griffin).

Total fouls—C 17, SB 14.

Fouled out—Yoshimura, Sander (C).

Technicals—Camarillo coach.

Records—SB 7-1, C 3-6.