The Cate girls basketball team has been on fire as of late and it did not stop on Thursday. The Rams played host to Costa Mesa in the CIF-SS Div. 4A firs round and routed the Mustangs, 62-29 to move on to the second round of the postseason.
Meena Baher scored a game-high 28 points in the win while senior Maya Blattberg added another seven points.
With the win, Cate (12-2) has now won 12 consecutive contests.
Their 33 point win also does not come as a surprise as the Rams have beaten their opponents by an average margin of 31 points per game during their 12-game win streak.
Only one of those wins came by less than double digits as well, a contest against Dos Pueblos, which is a member of the Channel League.
Cate led by only two after the first period but began its takeover in the second quarter when it outscored Costa Mesa 19-5. The Rams then outdid themselves in the third frame, outscoring the Mustangs 16-0 to take a commanding 47-15 lead.
Cate then won the fourth period 15-11 to take home a resounding win.
With the victory, the Rams will move into the second round where they will face Capistrano Valley.
TWENTYNINE PALMS 50, CABRILLO 33
Cabrillo lost in the first round of the CIF-SS Div. 3AA playoffs. No other game details were provided at the time of press.
COVINA 68, LOMPOC 54
Lompoc lost in the first round of the CIF-SS Div. 3AA playoffs. No other game details were provided at the time of press.