AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Myles made a name for herself last season with tenacious defense, but her ability to score was often overlooked by opponents. She hit all five shots she took in the Lancers’ state championship game win over Stockton Mary’s to score in double digits in that game and the Southern California Regional championship a week prior. Myles was also considering Baylor, San Diego State, Illinois-Chicago, and UNLV. She chose Oregon State so her family could continue to watch her play. “I am so used to my parents and grandparents being at all my games, I felt that playing in the Pac-10, they could continue to see my games,” said Myles, who lives in Chino. Being isolated in rural Corvallis and the bad weather often associated with that part of the state is something Myles isn’t worried about. Juanise Cornell, a senior forward, committed to Colorado State in September. “It was really relieving and rewarding,” Myles said. “It was a great accomplishment for all the time, money and sacrifices we put into this.” Bishop Amat High School girls basketball player Christen Myles made an oral commitment late last month to attend Oregon State. Myles, a senior guard for the state champion Lancers, became the team’s second player to commit to a Division I college in less than a month. “I am so used to California weather, but I figured that if I went to Chicago, there would be nothing but snow,” Myles said. West Covina High’s football team has moved to No. 2 in the latest Tribune football rankings. The Bulldogs, who won CIF-SS Division VII last season, are undefeated at 4-0 and preparing for a difficult game Friday against Division II Ayala. “I am obviously happy that we’re 4-0, but we still feel like we have a lot of questions to be answered and improvements to make,” West Covina coach Mike Maggiore said. “We’ve had a couple of tough games and I am expecting another this weekend.” Most coaches will tell you the two main ingredients for winning are a good rushing attack and strong defense. West Covina has had both thus far. The Bulldogs’ defense is allowing just 8.2 points per game. Running backs London Richmond and Tyler Hockenhull are both averaging more than 10 yards per carry. “Our defense has come around a little bit quicker than I thought it would,” Maggiore said. “Not only are they playing well, but I feel like the coaches are preparing them well going into games.” The Bulldogs are putting up big numbers without their top tailback William Wallace, who has been limited by a knee injury. Wallace has been starting on defense, but hasn’t looked ready enough to play extensively on offense. “Every week he’s a little bit better,” Maggiore said. “We were running sprints yesterday and he was finishing first. I feel like he’s a couple of weeks away from being full strength. “He probably wasn’t ready to play the first couple of weeks, but he really wanted to play. He didn’t really look that good, but now he’s starting to look like he did last year. When he gets to that point, he’s going to be another back we can use.” Aram Tolegian can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2233, or by e-mail at [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!