ORANGE COUNTY PREP BASKETBALL : Roundup : Woodbridge Holds On to Take the League Lead
The Woodbridge High School girls’ basketball team had its six-point lead trimmed to one in the final 29 seconds Tuesday night, but the Warriors held on in the final moments to defeat Costa Mesa, 55-53, and take over first place in the Pacific Coast League.
Woodbridge (8-1 in league, 18-7 overall) can clinch its fourth straight league championship with a win over last-place Laguna Hills Thursday. The Warriors won the South Coast League title in 1984, and two straight Sea View League titles (1985 and ’86) before moving to the Pacific Coast League this season.
Costa Mesa is 7-2, 17-8.
Randee Mahoney scored a game-high 16 points for Woodbridge, and Jennifer Boyette led Costa Mesa with 14 points.
Laguna Beach 60, Laguna Hills 58 (2 OT)--Felicia Chalmers set a school single-game scoring record with 32 points, including all four of the Artists’ points in the second overtime, to lead Laguna Beach at Laguna Hills.
Chalmers made a basket and two free throws in the second overtime for Laguna Beach (3-6 and 11-9). Christy Grebel scored 27 points, and Wendy Hensel added 25 points for Laguna Hills.
In the Angelus League:
Mater Dei 69, Bishop Amat 24--The Monarchs outscored Bishop Amat, 20-3, in the first quarter at Mater Dei. Debbie Wagner scored 12 points and had 5 steals and Geri Gainey had 12 points and 9 assists for the Monarchs (9-0, 20-6), who clinched at least a tie for the league title.
In the Century League:
Santa Ana Valley 52, Canyon 50--Canyon led, 26-24, at halftime, but Sharon Murrell led a Falcon rally with 13 of her 25 points in the second half at Santa Ana Valley. Murrell also had 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 6 steals for the Falcons (6-3, 12-6). Lisa Lino led the Comanches (5-4) with 17 points.
Foothill 53, Villa Park 26--Senior center Sue Davis scored 24 points to lead the Knights at Foothill. Foothill (9-0, 20-3) clinched its fourth straight league championship, and Villa Park fell to 4-5 and 7-15.
In the Empire League:
Cypress 85, El Dorado 56--Pam Haas led the Centurions with 20 points and Christie Hand scored 12 at Cypress. Julie Cooper scored 24 points and Shannon Paulson scored 17 to lead El Dorado. Cypress is 6-7 and 12-11.
Kennedy 57, Loara 37--The Fighting Irish, led by senior forward Ursula Lovely’s 30 points, 23 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals, clinched a playoff spot at Kennedy High and improved to 9-4 and 11-8. Carolyn Osato scored 13 points to lead Loara (4-9).
In the Freeway League:
Fullerton 61, Sunny Hills 41--Vicki Silva scored 28 points and Heidi Shikuma added 18 at Fullerton to help the Indians clinch their first league title since the Southern Section began sanctioning girls’ basketball in 1974. Fullerton is 9-0 and 14-6.
Buena Park 52, Sonora 35--Kelly Hillard scored 15 points for the Coyotes and Cheryl Harada and Felicia Benjamins each scored 10 at Buena Park. The Coyotes are 4-5 and 11-9.
In the Garden Grove League:
La Quinta 68, Los Amigos 23--Cindi Koelar, a junior forward, scored 16 points and had 27 rebounds for the host Aztecs, who won the Garden Grove league championship for the sixth straight year. La Quinta is 9-0 and 16-5.
In the Orange League:
Magnolia 50, Western 32--Katie Donica scored 20 points, as the Sentinels 96-3, 18-5) clinched third place and a playoff berth at Magnolia. Dawne Borum added 10 points, Rena Rossoll had 8 points and 20 rebounds, and Tori Bird had 8 assists for the Sentinels.
In the Sea View league;
Tustin 65, Newport Harbor 39--Tricia Andres scored 23 points and Janice Gonzales added 16 for the Tillers (9-0, 20-5), who clinched the Sea View league title at Tustin. Doreen Haver helped Tustin with 11 rebounds and Doniesa Anderson set a school record with 12 steals. Stacey Giem scored 16 to lead the Sailors (4-5, 10-10).
University 43, Corona del Mar 32--Katie Ho scored 13 points to lead the Trojans at University. Kathy Smirl led the Sea Kings (2-7) with 17 points.
Estancia 34, Sadd 19--Shawna Newbern scored 10 points to help the Eagles at Estancia. The second-place Eagles are 7-2 and 14-8.
In the South Coast League:
El Toro 72, Dana Hills 27--Elaine Youngs scored 24 points, and the Chargers made 18 of 24 free-throws at El Toro. The Chargers (8-1, 18-7), who are tied for first place with Mission Viejo, led at halftime, 40-7.
Capistrano Valley 53, San Clemente 33--Caylyn Combs led the Cougars with 15 points and Holly Anderson added 11 points and 12 rebounds at Capistrano Valley. The Cougars are 6-3 and 16-7. Lynn Kristoferson scored 11 points to lead the Tritons (2-7).
In the Sunset League:
Edison 61, Ocean View 30--The score was tied, 20-20, at halftime, but the Chargers outscored the Seahawks, 25-6, in the third period. Kristi Smith scored 18 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, and Stacee Johnson added 17 points and 8 rebounds, as Edison (9-0, 24-10) clinched the league title.
Marina 51, Huntington Beach 47--Dawn Charroin scored a game-high 21 points and had 15 rebounds, and Allison Krause made three free throws in the last two minutes, as the Vikings held off the Oilers at Marina. Liberty Brewster added 12 points for the Vikings (5-4 and 14-10). Michelle Perisho and Stephanie Pemper each scored 13 points for Huntington Beach.
Fountain Valley 65, Westminster 45--Melissa Handley scored 23 points, and Laurie DeHaven added 15 points to help the Barons at Westminster. Shannon Bates scored 16 points to lead the Lions.
In nonleague action:
Newport Christian 22, St. Margaret’s 16--Danielle Everett scored 14 points to help Newport Christian at St. Margaret’s.
In boys’ Olympic League:
Southern California Christan 58, Orange Lutheran 56--Gilbert Barrows scored 20 points and Court Bickmore added 15 to help the Flames at Orange Lutheran.