Girls’ Roundup : Valachos Scores 27 to Lead Ocean View to 78-56 Win

Trina Valachos scored 27 points and had 8 rebounds to lead Ocean View High School to a 78-56 win over Magnolia in the first round of the Cypress girls’ basketball tournament Monday night at Cypress High.

The Seahawks (6-4) got 16 points and 8 rebounds from Teri Zanelli and Dana Douty had 13 points and 6 assists. Douty has 650 career assists and needs two to break the CIF Southern Section record of 651 set by Charise Edmunds of Inglewood.

Magnolia’s Michelle Carter led all scorers with 30 points and Dawne Borum added 16.

In other Cypress Tournament action:


Westminster 57, Cypress 49--Devon Akita scored 25 points to lead the Lions past the Centurions. Liz Crosdale led Cypress with 17. Westminster will face Huntington Beach in the quarterfinals.

Foothill 74, Warren 18--The Knights allowed only three points in the first half--one in the first quarter--in the rout. Chris McFerson led Foothill (7-1) with 18 points.

Huntington Beach 67, Pacifica 34--Sophomore forward Tami Clark had 23 points as the Oilers (7-4) advanced to the quarterfinals, where they will meet Sunset League rival Westminster. Maria Teteda led Pacifica with 16 points.

COSTA MESA TOURNAMENT Schurr 28, Garden Grove 13--The officials called the quarterfinal game late in the second quarter, after Garden Grove Coach Cindy Pummill was given her third technical foul. Jennifer Okuno had 10 points for Schurr, four of which came on free throws on the technicals.


South Torrance 52, Tustin 44--The Tillers took a 19-9 lead and led, 29-27, at halftime before South Torrance made its run. The Spartans outscored Tustin, 18-3, in the third quarter to advance to the semifinals. Tricia Andres led Tustin with 14 points.

El Modena 48, Chaffey 39--The Vanguards outscored Chaffey, 14-7, in the fourth quarter to advance in the losers’ bracket. Junior guard Barbie Olson had 20 points and Dawn Delligatta 14 for El Modena.

Costa Mesa 71, John Glenn 22--Carol Long and Jenniffer Boyett had 13 points each to lead the Mustangs’ balanced scoring attack in a consolation quarterfinal game.

Estancia 48, Palos Verdes 34--Annie Foley, Leslie Self and Shawna Newbern had nine points each to pace the Eagles, who took a 23-13 halftime lead and held on to advance to the consolation semifinals.

Santa Ana Valley 42, Saddleback 32--Susan Hatchett scored 12 points and Cathy Smith 11 as the Falcons improved their record to 4-1. Monica Walton led Saddleback with 19 points.