STORY & VIDEO BY MATT SIMON
Wilson senior Samiya Terry scored a career-high 30 points and the Bruin girls basketball team defeated Bell Gardens 70-30 on Saturday in the second round of the CIF-SS Division 3A playoffs.
Terry had everything going as she pulled up from behind the arc or pulled up for an off dribble jumper at ease.
“It felt fantastic,” Terry said of her shot. “I’ve been waiting for this moment ever since the regular season and I knew if I just let it go, it’s going to go in. Ice in my veins you know.”
Terry’s night started with three three-pointers in the first quarter as the Bruins took a 19-3 after the first quarter.
“She stepped up,” Wilson coach Erin Carey said. “We’ve been talking to (Terry) a lot and it’s nice when you have different people that can fire. If teams want to face guard (Ashley Hawkins), we’ll go somewhere else.
It was a solid defensive performance for Wilson after holding the Lancers to only one field goal in the first period.
In the second quarter the Bruins were outscored 8-7 by the Lancers as Wilson took a 26-11 lead at halftime.
After sitting a majority of the second quarter, Terry came out firing in the second half as she kept Wilson ahead for the rest of the game.
The Bruins will now host La Quinta on Wednesday and Wilson isn’t expecting things to be the same after outscoring opponents 132-49 in the first two rounds of the playoffs.
“I do think it’s going to get a little bit tougher,” Carey said. “But our schedule really got us ready for the rest of the teams we’re going to see.”
Jiselle Cabrera scored 15 points for Bell Gardens.