By Aaron Valdez
Right before the season hits its one-month mark, Arcadia girls’ basketball continues to steamroll the competition as Ashley Sue and the rest of the team outclassed Muir 84-39 in the third game of Pacific League action on Tuesday.
It has been a remarkable year for Arcadia sports as the football and girls’ tennis teams managed to deliver historic seasons. Now it seems the girls’ basketball team is following suit as the Apaches have won 12 out of its first 13 games.
Barring a 56-44 loss to powerhouse Orange Lutheran at the La Habra Tournament, Arcadia has beaten its opponents by an average margin of 28.25 points. The Apaches’ widest margin of victory came at the expense of Hoover, who lost 82-12 on Friday.
Arcadia’s staggering play has firmly placed them atop the Pacific League standings at 3-0, albeit still early in the season. However, its latest win against the Mustangs showed that the Apaches aren’t prone to slowing down any time soon.
From the beginning, Muir stood no chance, falling behind 25-14 in the first quarter of Tuesday’s match-up. Arcadia then went on to have its highest-scoring quarter of the evening, tallying 25 to Muir’s 11 while ballooning the lead to 48-25 at the half.
The second half was no different as the Apaches eventually cruised to the win while also extending their win streak to three games.
Senior guard Ashley Sue was lights out, leading all scorers with 29 points, including four three-pointers. Sahana Saikumar and Mychayl Phillips also made solid contributions, recording 20 and 13 points, respectively.
With Pasadena still nipping at Arcadia’s heels in the Pacific League title race, the Apaches will seek to gain some elbowroom as they take on the Bulldogs (4-2 Overall, 2-0 Pacific) Friday at Arcadia High School at 5:30 p.m.