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Ellison girls win San Marcos tournament

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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2012 4:30 am | Updated: 11:39 am, Wed Sep 3, 2014.

At San Marcos, the Lady Eagles' pressure defense held Austin Westlake and Kyle Lehman under 40 points as they won the San Marcos Tournament.

“I felt we used our full-court pressure well and we forced a lot of turnovers and it led to a lot of easy baskets,” Ellison coach Sherry McKinnon said. “Our defense was stellar and I was pretty pleased with that after Christmas break.”

The No. 11 Lady Eagles (21-3) defeated Lehman 53-34 in the championship game behind 18 points from Codi Simmons and 11 from Jordanna Porter. Ellison outscored Lehman 11-5 in the first quarter and never looked back.

But Ellison was even more dominant in its win over Westlake.

The Lady Eagles outscored the Lady Chaparrals 21-9 in the first quarter and 20-8 in the second in the blowout win. Porter hit three 3-pointers and scored 24 points in the win. Simmons had 15 points and Kaitlyn Shearer added 12.

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