Toros’ girls basketball records biggest win, ever
Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune
Matilda Torres’ Layla Webster (11) goes up for a shot during Friday’s rout of the Riverdale Cowgirls.
For much of the season, the Matilda Torres Toros girls basketball team has been on the receiving end of a lot of punishment.
However, Friday night, they were able punish another team with a 44-4 victory over Riverdale.
Despite missing three varsity players and having to use three junior varsity players, the Toros showed off their growth during the season in the win over the Cowgirls.
Sabrina Cerrillo showed she can take over a game while filling the stat sheet. She led all scorers with 27 points to go with 11 rebounds, seven on the offensive end, six steals and two blocked shots.
Layla Webster scored eight points to go with six rebounds and three blocked shots. Karina Sandoval added seven points to go with four rebounds and three blocked shots.
The Toros held the Cowgirls off the scoreboard until there was 3:22 left in the third quarter. The Toros’ defense had something to do with it. They forced 22 first half turnovers and had 14 steals in the game. They also pulled down 35 rebounds with 12 on the offensive glass.
It took a while before the Toros got on the scoreboard. Cerrillo took advantage of three straight Riverdale turnovers to score three straight layups. The last layup was a result of her steal.
It took two more minutes before the Toros found the bottom of the net when Sandoval made a layup.
Before the end of the first quarter, Cerrillo scored a layup off a rebound from Webster.
Sandoval opened the second quarter scoring with a layup. Cerrillo got a steal and a layup to open the lead to 13.
Webster scored down low and Sandoval scored on a driving bucket for a 16-0 lead.
A Riverdale turnover led to a Webster four-foot jumper. About a minute later, Cerrillo was left open behind the 3-point line and drained the triple to open a 22-0 lead.
A Jasmin Garcia rebound led to a Cerrillo layup. An Alondra Rojas rebound led to a Cerrillo layup and a 26-0 halftime lead.
Cerrillo put back a miss to open the second half scoring. She got a steal and turned it into a layup for a 30-0 lead.
Cerrillo fed Sandoval for a layup and another Rojas rebound led to a Cerrillo layup and a 34-0 lead.
The Cowgirls finally got on the scoreboard with a free throw in the third quarter.
The Toros scored the next six points. Cerrillo found Wabster for a short bucket. Garcia went coast-to-coast with a rebound for a layup and Cerrillo put back a miss for a 40-1 lead.
Riverdale closed the third quarter with an offensive putback for two more points.
The Toros only scored four points in the fourth quarter. Cerrillo hit a 15-foot jumper for a 39-point lead. Webster later scored on a short jumper to invoke the 40-point running clock. Riverdale scored the final point with a free throw with 10 seconds left in the game.