ONTARIO, Calif. - The Ridgeview girls basketball team had a terrific season but fell short of their own expectations when they lost to Lynwood, 60-42, in the CIF Girls State Division II SoCal Regional Final at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario Saturday morning.
Ridgeview center Erica McCall, named the Gatorade California Girls High School Player of the Year earlier in the week, struggled in the first half before finishing her final high school game with 19 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots.
Still, the Wolfpack (29-4) ended their season as the very first girls basketball team from Bakersfield to advance to a regional final.
This was a particularly rough outing for Ridgeview as they shot 27 percent, committed 22 turnovers and trailed by 22 points at the halftime.
One bright spot, albeit a different one, was the play of Lynwood point guard Alize Lofton. The senior guard scored a team-high 16 points and gave CSUB women's head coach Greg McCall, Erica's father, a taste of what he'll be seeing in the future.
Lofton had already signed a letter-of-intent to play for the Roadrunners next season.