The Maranatha girls basketball team was recently elimated in the CIF playoffs by a tough Oceanside Pirate team but the loss in no way diminishes the fantastic season they had.
Under new head coach Nick Bertaux, the lady Eagles finished ranked #26 in the county with a stellar 14-7 overall record and won the Pacific League title with a 5-1 mark.
They entered the CIF playoffs as the #1 seed but were eliminated when they lost a heartbreaker to the Pirates who squeaked by with a 57-56 win in the quarter-finals.
Freshman phenom Emmy Stout who set the school scoring record in her very first high school game with 42 points against San Pasqual nearly matched that total against Oceanside by scoring 41 of Maranatha's 56 points. She also brought in a team high 20 rebounds.
Emmy finished the season averaging 22.05 points per game which ranked 4th in San Diego County and was #1 in the state of California for freshmen.
The Eagles were also led by Mia Hays who had a standout season averaging 12.1 points-per-game, led the team in assists, and finished a close second to Stout in rebounds.
Emily Young, who will attend San Diego Christian College on a basketball scholarship, averaged 7.3 points per game and was also among the team leaders in assists, rebounds and blocks.
The remaining girls were all strong and the deep bench contributed to every win.
Maranatha's dominate 65-16 win against Sweetwater in the 1st Round of Playoffs was the 200th for Coach Bertaux - a mark that is only a dream for most coaches.