• Jessica Matthews Scores 35 as the Breakers Defeat Stevenson

    – Jon Charron –

    Pacific Grove moved to 3-2 in league play after beating Stevenson in overtime 59-51 on Wednesday night [01-21-15].

    “I couldn’t be anymore happy to win this game right now,” were the words that senior Jessica Matthews said after having a career night for the Breakers. Matthews scored 35 points, including 6 of the teams’ 10 points scored in overtime. She also recorded 14 rebounds and a couple of assists. “It was a fun ride with the girls,” she said. Adding, “It was complete teamwork.”

    Both teams played well in the first quarter of the game, with Stevenson hitting four 3-pointers. Matthews played well to start the game as well, and with the Breakers down 14-11, she went to work. Matthews scored on an assist from Allie Patton, blocked a shot, and then scored back to back baskets to put the Breakers up 17-14 late in the first quarter.

    With 3:25 left in the second quarter and the Breakers up 27-25 in a close game, Jessica Matthews capped off a 9-0 run to go into the half with a 36-25 lead. In the first half alone, Matthews had 22 points and 7 rebounds.

    Down 11 to start the third quarter, Stevenson needed to make something happen. The Pirates hit four 3-points in the quarter, including one right before the quarter ended to cut the lead to four. The Pirates closed out the third quarter on a 7-0 run, making it 45-41 Pacific Grove.

    Jump started by back to back steals, Stevenson continued the surge into the fourth quarter by going on a 6-0 run. After falling behind by two

    Jessica Matthews attempts a free throw in the second half for the Breakers

    Jessica Matthews attempts a free throw in the second half for the Breakers

    points, Jessica Matthews hit back to back baskets of her own to put the Breakers back up 49-47 late in the fourth quarter. A Breakers turnover gave the ball back to the Pirates, who raced down the court and tied the game up at 49-49 with only 8 seconds left in the game. The score would hold true and head to overtime.

    Matthews would not be stopped in overtime though, as she went 4 of 4 from the free throw line, made a basket, grabbed 2 rebounds and also had an assist.

    “It was important for us,” Matthews said in reference to getting another league win after dropping two already this season. “We struggled in the beginning [of the season], but now we’re finding each other out.”

    Allie Patton had 12 rebounds, while Natali Baratashvili had 5 steals to go towards the Breakers victory.

    Box Score

    1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
    Stevenson 16 9 16 8 2 51
    Pacific Grove 19 17 9 4 10 59

    Stats –

    Pacific Grove

    FGM

    3PM

    FTM-A

    REB

    AST

    STL

    BLK

    PTS

    Joslyn Morgan

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Abby Burnell

    1

    0

    0

    2

    0

    1

    0

    2

    Christina Lucido

    1

    0

    0-1

    0

    1

    0

    0

    2

    Lela Hautau

    1

    0

    2-2

    4

    0

    0

    1

    4

    Mackenzie Bell

    2

    1

    0-1

    3

    0

    1

    0

    7

    Allie Patton

    1

    0

    2-6

    12

    2

    0

    0

    4

    Jessica Matthews

    15

    0

    5-9

    14

    3

    1

    1

    35

    Sophie Lowell

    0

    0

    0

    0

    1

    0

    0

    0

    Natali Baratashvili

    1

    0

    3-4

    6

    1

    5

    0

    4

    Elena Doss

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Jade Greathouse

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    1

    0

    0

     

    The Breakers (9-6, 3-2) next play at home against Gonzales (3-7, 0-4) on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on January 22, 2015

    Topics: Front PG News, Sports

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