Warriors rusty in opener against Providence

Caitlin Wallace and Nicole Pearce each had 12 points for the Carpinteria girls basketball team, but the Warriors couldn’t crawl all the way back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter and fell to Providence 40-32 in the first round of the Viewpoint Tournament Monday.

“We were rusty in the beginning and missed a lot of layups, otherwise it would have been our game,” said coach Dan Mercer.

The Pioneers went up 10 in the final period before Carpinteria put on a full-court press and got back to within four, but the Warriors couldn’t get back to even.

“We’re a very emerging team, because we have four veterans and seven new girls with a lot of athletic talent,” said Mercer, who has a good mix of size and speed this year.

Jaclyn Guerrero grabbed a team-high five rebounds in the contest. The Warriors continue play in the tournament on Thursday.


Carpinteria…8   14   4     6 — 32

Providence…13  5  10  12 — 40

Scoring—C: Pearce 12, Wallace 12, Burch 7, Targoni 1. FG 10, FT 9-20. P: Tone 8, Khatchad 12, Beurihm 3, Solis 4, Mauri 7, Vicario 6. FG 17, FT 6-10.