Foothill High School overcame 27 turnovers and held off a stubborn Fountain Valley team, 47-46, in the championship semifinal of the Cypress Tournament Friday night at Cypress High.
Chris McPherson and Stephanie Fleischaker each scored 12 points and Robin Welch added 10 as the Knights improved their record to 9-1. Fleischaker had 14 rebounds to lead Foothill.
Melissa Handley led Fountain Valley with 13 points, and Jackie Cook added 12 as the Barons suffered only their third loss in 15 games.
Foothill plays Ocean View for the tournament championship at 8 tonight.
In other Cypress Tournament action:
Ocean View 40, Huntington Beach 39--Trina Vlachos scored 16 points and had 6 rebounds to lead the Seahawks to a championship semifinal victory. Stefanie Temper scored 14 points and had 8 rebounds, and Tammy Keller added 12 points to pace the Oilers.
Cypress 63, Magnolia 56--Laura Marmitt scored 22 points and Colleen Kelly added 17 to lead the Centurions (7-4) to a consolation semifinal victory over the Sentinels. Michelle Carter led all scorers with 27 points for Magnolia, which is also 7-4. Cypress will meet Riverside Poly today at 4:30 for the consolation championship.
In the Sea View League:
Costa Mesa 51, Estancia 37--Meg Mitchell scored 14 points and Stephanie Swanson added 13 to lead the Mustangs (6-5) past the Eagles in the league opener. Suzanne Cowley added 9 points and 10 rebounds for the Mustangs, who improved their record to 6-5. Dana Nasby led Estancia with 16 points and Leslie Self added 13 as the Eagles fell to 2-7 on the season.
Corona del Mar 44, Laguna Beach 33--Michelle Willard scored 18 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to lead the Sea Kings at Laguna Beach. Kathy Smirl added 16 points and 4 steals as the Sea Kings improved their season record to 4-7. Laurie Chalmers led the Artists with 13 points.
In nonleague action:
La Mirada 40, Fullerton 34--The Indians couldn't overcome the Matadores' height advantage and fell to La Mirada at home. Tricia Gibson led all scorers with 22 points for the Matadores. Heidi Shikuma scored 14 points to lead the Indians (7-4).