Celtics end Hawks’ season with 47-26 defeat
The Anzar girls basketball team, playing in their first-ever Central Coast Section Division V playoff game, lost to St. Lawrence Thursday 47-26.

“We started slow and we never recovered,” coach Aaron Netzel said. “They definetely did not have the attitude that they were happy to be there, they just played tight … You could tell the girls were playing tense.”

Freshman Alyssa Rodriguez had five points on the night. Nicole Mello had nine points, six rebounds and three steals for Anzar, which finishes its season at 13-8.

Lilana Resendez added seven points for the Hawks, while Carly Johnson and Kristina Pavese each supplied two points.

Pavese, who is the lone senior on Anzar, also contributed six rebounds in what was her final game on the girls basketball team.

The Hawks, which finish their season as champions of the Coastal Athletic League with an 11-1 record, will return the bulk of their team next season.

“We really made a lot of strides,” Netzel said. “Our goals were to win more games than we lost … and qualify for the CCS. The positives outweigh the negatives. I feel like we have a great chance to come back to the CCS.”

St. Lawrence, which earned the 8-seed with a 13-9 record, jumped out to a 15-7 first-quarter lead and never looked back.

St. Lawrence will advance to Saturday’s quartefinal round to play top-seeded Eastside College Prep (26-1) at St. Francis.

Team 1 2 3 4 F

ANZ 7 8 5 6 26

STL 15 11 16 5 47

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