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Senior Mone Peoples put up 33 points, 21 in the first half, leading Burton to a 61-52 victory over International Studies Academy in an Academic Athletic Association girls’ basketball game Tuesday.

International Studies Academy hung with the Pumas (7-11, 5-6 AAA) through the first half and got strong performances from guard Brittany Allen (20 points) and Courtney Buster, who had a double-double and scored 18 points. But the Cobras (13-8, 7-4) turned the ball over consistently in the third quarter and gave Burton the chance to stretch the lead to 45-33.

“In most games, that the turning points,” Burton coach Brian Jackson said. “I think my team came out more focused.”

ISA struggled with fouls as Buster and defensive leader Rongen Martinez sat out important minutes with four fouls apiece.

“We played them and they got some calls. They played us and we got some calls,” Jackson said. “It goes back and forth. Calls don’t make a difference. It’s about who plays better on the court and makes less turnovers.”

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The win comes after a Burton suffered a disappointing overtime loss to ISA in both teams’ league opener and, Jackson said, is a good indication of how far his team has progressed at this point in the season.

“It’s chemistry,” Jackson said. “More chemistry.”

Lowell 56, Wallenberg 26

Jessi Miao had 12 points as the host Cardinals (22-2, 8-1) upended the Bulldogs (2-17, 1-9). Kimmie Wong added nine points for Lowell, which had 10 players score and went on a 38-14 second-half run.

— Staff report


St. Ignatius 40, Sacred Heart Prep 12

ATHERTON — Addie Schiavo scored nine points and the Wildcats (17-6, 9-4) led 12-0 after the first quarter en route to the easy victory over the Gators (9-15, 1-12). Nicole Canepa added eight points, while Maggie McCarthy and Rachel Hatch each added seven.

— Staff report

Sacred Heart Cathedral 51, Notre Dame (Belmont) 42

Lauren Bell scored 14 points as the Irish (21-2, 13-0) downed the Tigers (9-16, 3-10).

— Staff report


Marin Academy 54, University 42

Alex Bassett scored a game-high 23 points and grabbed 22 rebounds as the Wildcats (11-13, 5-6) used a big second half to defeat the Red Devils (11-13, 3-7).

The first half of the Bay Counties League West matchup looked similar to the teams’ first meeting on Jan. 17, which Marin Academy won 43-40. But this time, University, which led 16-14 after two quarters, appeared as if it would take the narrow victory.

However, the Wildcats unleashed a 20-7 third-quarter run, nailing four 3-pointers, to take control.

The Red Devils started a comeback early in the fourth quarter after Stephanie Lee made a three-point play, followed by a Piper Tracy steal and subsequent layup. Tracy made a trey with 1:54 remaining to put University within striking distance at 46-42. But Marin Academy made 13 of 16 free-throw attempts in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.

“Our defense broke down in the second half,” University coach Marvin Lui said.

Eve King led the Red Devils with 12 points and rebounds.

— Amanda Stupi

Urban 55, Crystal Springs Uplands 46

Jen Marquez poured in 21 points andShaunre’ Clendinen added 16 as the Blues (21-3, 9-1) downed the Gryphons (9-14, 4-7) at Kezar Pavilion Jakkie Boka-Timmerberg added nine points for Urban, which outscored Crystal Springs 19-6 in the second quarter to take control.

— Staff report

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