Girls prep basketball (Records as of Jan. 20)
Arrowhead Christian (5-11, 0-8 Ambassador): The Lady Eagles haven’t won a game since early December when they pulled off back-to-back wins at the SoCal Classic Tournament.
Citrus Valley (10-8, 1-2 Citrus Belt): This year’s CBL race has turned quickly into a Yucaipa vs. Cajon match race with all other squads battling for third place. Cajon’s 75-33 win over the Lady Blackhawks left no doubt as to the 1-2 duel atop the CBL. CV and REV, which are both .500 teams, will likely duel for third place.
Redlands (4-11, 0-3 CBL): In a down year for the Lady Terriers, their first three league games included losses of 36 points to Redlands East Valley, 34 points to Yucaipa and 59 points against Cajon.
Redlands East Valley (11-10, 1-2 CBL): Parker Fromm and Christen Ziska average a combined 30 points a game while a handful of underclassmen — freshmen Anaya Singer and Alyssa Lopez, sophomore Ebonny Staten and juniors Kaylei Lewis and Makayla Galinda — are getting plenty of minutes. Yucaipa has re-loaded this season, improving to 15-3 overall after a 24-point win over the Lady Wildcats last week. Alex Lopez was tops in REV scoring at 11, with Staten’s 11 and Ziska’s 10 not enough to match the Lady T-Birds. Women’s college basketball (Records as of Jan. 19)
Cal State San Bernardino (1-13, 1-10 California Collegiate): In a rebuilding year under first-year Lady Coyotes’ coach Casandra Renno, it’s been tough. She’s got four freshmen and two sophomores on a roster that includes seniors Kayla Bibbs and Tehya Burroughs, who go 1-2 in scoring. The Lady Coyotes are in apparent danger of setting a record for their worst-ever season. In the school’s 1985-86 debut season playing independent NCAA Division III, they were 4-20 overall. Back in 1991-92, Cal State endured a 2-10 in conference play. Both marks are possibly on the line in 2019-2020. San Bernardino Valley (8-9 2-1 Inland Empire) — Maybe the biggest stat in the Lady Wolverines’ 66-47 win over Copper Mountain College-Yucca Valley was the 49 minutes coach Christina Torres got from her bench. CMC could only counter with two players, totaling 24 minutes, in SBVC’s second straight IEC triumph. There’s no real surprise in the current nature of the IEC title chase, especially since 2018 state champion Mt. San Jacinto (17-2, 5-0) is in firm control of this year’s championship. MSJ plays at SBVC this week.
University of Redlands (12-4, 7-0 SCIAC): Any doubts about how much of a team concept used by the Lady Bulldogs should be cast aside: Three nights after beating Claremont, the Lady Bulldogs returned home to beat Caltech. Lacey hit a team-high 16 points, Jerrier had a team-high 10 rebounds and Downs added a team-high seven assists while almost everyone had a hand in trying to shut down Caltech’s Sahana Saikumar, who had 27 points.