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NO. 1 MATER DEI LOSES
Despite 24 pointss from Stanford-bound Karlie Samuelson and 20 more from her sister Katie Lou, a top Class of 2015 UConn recruiting target, Mater Dei out of Santa Ana, Calif. suffered its first loss of the season last night.
Etiwanda defeated Mater Dei, the No. 1 team in the USA Today national high school poll, 73-72 in overtime in the CIF-South Section 1AA semifinal as both Samuelson missed potential go-ahead 3-pointers in the final 30 seconds of overtime and then Katie Lou Samuelson had a chance to tie the game but was only able to make one of two foul shots.
Etiwanda's Amy Okonkwo had 28 points. In some states a postseason loss would mean the end of the season but that is not the way it is done in California as Mater Dei will be competing in the state tournament.
With Mater Dei losing, the natural assumption is the No. 2 team (Duncanville, Tex.) will ascend to the top spot when the next poll is released. UConn commit Courtney Ekmark's St. Mary's team is ranked third. However, since St. Mary's only loss this season came to Mater Dei I'd be surprised if Mater Dei fell behind St. Mary's with the one loss.
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