GIRLS BASKETBALL: Mesa Grande Academy wins defensive struggle

BY DAVID LASSEN

ANAHEIM — At the end, Calimesa Mesa Grande Academy was true to its defensive identity. That may have tipped a defensive battle in the Cardinals’ favor.

Helped by some key late-game steals — and a crucial 3-pointer by Charity Underwood — Mesa Grande won its second CIF-Southern Section title in three years, e…

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