BRENTWOOD -- It was Lexie Campbell outside (15 points, five three-pointers), Saint Mary's College-bound Sabrina Engelstad inside (15 points, 14 rebounds) and just a lot more tremendous guard play from Erin Asher (14 points, seven assists) and Sydney Berry (13 points, six steals), as the host and third-seeded Heritage High girls basketball team beat Lowell-San Francisco 67-45 on Saturday in the second round of the Northern California Division I regional playoffs.
Three 3-pointers from Campbell in the first quarter led to a 22-11 lead and Heritage (26-5) fought off a feisty Lowell squad the rest of the way to move into Tuesday's semifinal game at home against Oak Ridge-El Dorado Hills.
Heritage, which has never reached the NorCal semifinals, beat Oak Ridge earlier this year but were eliminated by it in NorCal quarterfinals last season.
"We definitely have some nice pieces to the puzzle and tonight we put them all together," Heritage coach Dan Swan said. "It's hard not to be pleased after that one."
Lowell (27-6), which got 13 from Kelly Wong and 12 by Angie Ng, fought back and closed to 39-31 early in the third quarter but Heritage locked down on its interior defense and went on a 10-0 run to take complete command. Lowell never got within 12.