Cate girls beat Carpinteria for first win

Cate broke into the win column by beating crosstown rival Carpinteria 40-27 in a pool-play game at the Bird Cage Classic girls basketball tournament on Thursday.

Grace Dickman was a force for the Rams. She had 11 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and four steals.

Lanea Pearson and Brittany Newsome played key roles in the win. Pearson played tough defense and knocked down two 3-pointers in the third quarter. Newsome recorded a double-double of 14 points and 14 rebounds, and had three blocked shots.

Danielle Gray provided tough defense as well as five points and eight rebounds. Elan Halpern added four points and six rebounds.

The Rams (1-1) will look to hand L.A. Grant its first loss in the tournament.