GBK: Cardinals advance to Avalon final

Bishop Diego won two games Friday and advanced to the championship game of the Avalon Classic girls basketball tournament on Catalina Island.

The Cardinals defeated AGBU of Canoga Park, 51-48, and routed Vaughn of San Fernando, 49-6. They’ll face AGBU again in the title game at noon on Saturday.

Jordyn Lilly scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to pace Bishop on Friday against AGBU. Lilly made 9 of 9 free throws in the second half, including 6 in a row down the stretch. Hannah Rogers dominated in the paint, scoring 19 points and hauling in 22 rebounds. Summer Soto made a clutch free throw that gave the Cardinals a three-point lead with six seconds left.

Bishop was able to defend AGBU’s desperation shot.

Against Vaughn, Lilly scored 15 points, Deja Goodwin knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and scored eight points in the first quarter and Rogers added seven points.

Bishop (10-3) is the championship game for the fourth time in five years.

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