By virtue of their 39-38 home victory over Calvary Chapel of Downey Saturday, the Stars are now 3-4 and on a two-game winning streak under first year coach Victor Tuberosi.
Sure, the Stars compete in an extremely difficult Camino Real League that features a CIF-Southern Section champion (St. Monica of Santa Monica), two CIF-SS runners-up (St. Paul of Santa Fe Springs and St. Joseph's of Lakewood), and a CIF-SS semifinalist (Cantwell Sacred-Heart of Montebello), which can be troublesome for a team that starts three freshmen, a sophomore and a junior, but don't sell this team short.
Freshman guard Angela Pisano scored 23 points on 10-of-17 shooting, and 3-of-5 from the free throw line, and added five assists for Mary Star, who trailed the majority of this back-and-forth game with the Grizzlies (4-3), with neither team holding a double-digit lead.
Pisano's driving layup gave the Stars a 35-34 lead with three minutes to play, and she also hit a 15-foot jumper to give them a 39-34 advantage with 1:48 remaining.
Junior guard Marina Vitalich, a standout softball pitcher, scored 10 points to go along with four assists and five steals, while freshman guard Amanda Vitalich contributed with 4 points and 7 steals for Mary Star, who will next host Animo Leadership of Inglewood on Thursday.