ANAHEIM -- The Long Beach St. Anthony girls’ basketball team held top-seeded Westlake Village Oaks Christian to 20.8% shooting from the field Friday afternoon and won the Southern Section Division 4A title, 53-44, at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Jourdan Cooper had 11 points and 14 rebounds and Raquel Johnson had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the second-seeded Saints (19-8), who shot just 25.9% from the field.
Johnson scored seven points in the opening quarter as St. Anthony took a 11-9 lead and then stretched it to 23-16 at the half.
Brianna Barrett scored 13 points to lead the Lions (24-8) and Crystal Owasu had 10. Meghan McIntyre, who came in averaging a team-high 13.6 points, was held to four on two-for-14 shooting. Oaks Christian made just 15 of 72 shots for the game.
St. Anthony outrebounded the Lions, 65-39.