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Guard's hot start helps California get past Helias

Guard's hot start helps California get past Helias

January 5th, 2011 in News

Helias' Katie Sauer and California's Beth Crow battle for a loose ball during Tuesday night's game at Rackers Fieldhouse. To view this and other photographs, please visit www.newstribune.com/photos.

Photo by Stephen Brooks

The California Lady Pintos have a lot of weapons. Tuesday night, it was Elle Miller's time to shine.

"We've talked about taking turns and tonight was Elle's turn," California coach Bobby Sangster said after the Lady Pintos scored the final four points of the game to edge the Helias Lady Crusaders 54-51 at Rackers Fieldhouse. "It worked out well for us, she can get hot in a hurry."

The junior guard was hot early, draining three 3-pointers in the first half as California took a 33-23 lead into intermission.