In last Tuesday’s league outing, the Chaparral Lady Pumas grabbed a win over the host Vista Murrieta Broncos by a margin of 51-45.

Chaparral’s leading scorer was last year’s Southwestern League MVP, Hunter Simon, who paved the way with 15 points as fellow senior Ella Duvauchelle netted 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in her double-double outing Vista Murrieta was led by Makena Ching with 21 points while Alyson Pulsipher dropped in 15 points for the Lady Broncos.

Senior Forward Ella Duvauchelle helped lead Chaparral past Vista Murrieta 51-46 as Southwestern league play got underway last Tuesday night. Valley News/David Canales photo

Chaparral (8-2) will now prepare for their next outing against Murrieta Mesa later this week. The Rams go into the Southwestern outing with a 5-8 record. In their league opener, Murrieta Mesa was knocked off by Great Oak, 44-34.

The Lady Broncos now own a 6-1 record. They play next when they travel to Temecula Valley for their next Southwestern outing Friday, January 7. Vista Murrieta will clash with a Golden Bears squad coming off a 71-23 league loss to Murrieta Valley. The Golden Bears record now stands at 3-12.

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