Three Sunset League players, seniors Paola Roa and Stephanie Louie of Huntington Beach, and senior Danielle Kennedy of Marina, have been selected to play in the Orange County North-South All-Star girls' basketball game.
Roa and Louie will play for the South, and Kennedy for the North, when the teams tip Saturday at 5 p.m. at Concordia University.
The North-South boys' All-Star game follows at 7:30 p.m.
The North-South 12th-Grade All-Star Games, now in its 49th year, is sponsored by the Orange Coast Optimist Club
Richard Yoon, head coach at Rosary, will coach the North. Westminster Coach Richard Katz is head coach of the South. Huntington Beach Head Coach Russ McClurg is a coach on Katz's South staff.
Locals named All-CIF in basketball
Eight local prep basketball players have been named All-CIF Southern Section/Southern California Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Assn. in boys' and girls' basketball for the 2013-14 season.
In boys' basketball, a pair of Edison juniors, Brae Ivey (First Team) and Jake Haar (Second Team) made the All-CIF Southern Section Division 1A team. Ivy led Edison with a 15.8 points per game scoring average, and Haar averaged 12.2 points per game.
"Both guys are well deserving," Edison Coach Rich Boyce said. "They both worked hard this season and improved their game which is a huge reason we won 23 games this year. They are both wonderful kids with great personalities. Well deserved honors for two outstanding young men."
Ocean View senior Angel Nieves was named to the Division 3A Second Team. Ocean View Coach Tim Walsh said that Nieves averaged 12 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, and set the Ocean View boys' program record for made three-pointers in a season with 79. Nieves broke the previous single-season mark for three-pointers made set by Ocean View Coach Jimmy Harris in 1992-93.
Brethren Christian sophomore Cameron Griffin (First Team) and junior Brandon Bryson (Second Team) made the Division 5AA boys' team. Griffin averaged 18.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game, and Bryson averaged 10.9 points, 7.7 assists, and 5.1 steals a game.
Both Griffin and Bryson were named First Team All-Academy League.
"It is a great accomplishment for Cameron and Brandon to be recognized by the other coaches in our division, especially since both are underclassmen," BC Coach Jon Bahnsen said. "With both returning next year, we should have a great foundation for another good year."
In girls' basketball, Huntington Beach seniors Paola Roa (First Team) and Stephanie Louie (Second Team) made the Division 1A team. Roa averaged 17 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 4.3 steals per game, and shot 41% from the field. Louie averaged 11.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.2 steals per game and led the Oilers in three-point shots made with 68.
Roa and Louie were co-MVPs of the Sunset League and helped guide Huntington to the 2014 league championship.
Treasure Robinson, a sophomore at Ocean View, was named to the Division 3A First Team. Robinson averaged 15.8 points per game.
Seahawks named All-Golden West League
Ocean View placed three members of its boys' team, and four members of its girls' team, on the 2013-14 All-Golden West League basketball teams.
The boys' all-league team included Seahawks Angel Nieves and Zarek Osborne on First Team, and Evan Bunin on Second Team. For the girls' all-league team, Treasure Robinson and Deja Duke made First Team, and Danelle Almiranez and Sally Morris were selected to the Second Team.
All-Sunset League Girls' Basketball Team
League Co-MVP: Paola Roa, Huntington Beach; Stephanie Louie, Huntington Beach.
Huntington Beach: Frankie Wade-Sanchez, Sammy Gray; Edison: Loli Gomez, Justine Modde; Marina: Danielle Kennedy, Natasha Mangham; Fountain Valley: Emily Krause; Los Alamitos: Los Dani Iwami, Erika Nelson; Newport Harbor: Jennifer Lopez.
Huntington Beach: Kaylyn Nakaji, Morgan Potter; Edison: Marlies DeJong; Alyssa Atenico; Marina: Madison Yutkins; Melissa Lindquist; Fountain Valley: Ari Jacobson; Los Alamitos: Bailey Hagino, Sarah Hermann; Newport Harbor: Bela Raimondi.
All-Sunset League Boys' Basketball Team
MVP: Khalid Washington, Los Alamitos.
Edison: Brae Ivey, Jake Haar; Huntington Beach: Ryan Morrissey; Marina: Daniel Neff; Los Alamitos: Eyassu Worku; Newport Harbor: Nic Sargeant.
Edison: Derek Molina, AJ Garrity; Fountain Valley: Chris Meyer, Cory Bitzer; Marina: Stephen Stafford; Los Alamitos: Ryan Kusch, Jack Kaub.
Edison: Austin Gannon, Nick Rubio.