Corona del Mar High School dominated the third quarter Wednesday night and went on to defeat University, 75-68, to clinch at least a share of the Sea View League title in a game at Corona del Mar.
University had rallied for six straight points at the end of the second quarter to take a 35-34 halftime lead. But the Sea Kings (7-2, 20-6) outscored the Trojans (5-4, 16-8), 21-9, in the third quarter.
"We lost our composure in the third quarter, in part to a great defense," said Steve Scoggin, University coach. "Corona del Mar is easily the best team in this league. There's no question."
Corona del Mar was led by Darren Morris, who scored 16 points and had 7 assists, and Markus Muller-Stach, who added 15 points and 9 rebounds. The Trojans' Lasse Glassen led all scorers with 23 points and Eric Olin added 16.
Saddleback 48, Estancia 47--Danny Ontiveros caught a deflected Eagle inbounds pass and scored with one second left to give the Roadrunners the victory at home.
Erik Hanson led Saddleback (3-6, 7-14) with 14 points, and Kyle Mooney led Estancia (5-4, 11-12) with 15.
Tustin 44, Newport Harbor 29--The Sailors led, 15-13, at halftime, but Rog Middleton scored 8 of his 18 points in the first five minutes of the third quarter to help the Tillers (6-3, 18-5) shut down Newport. Jim Geerlings scored 10 points for the Sailors (1-8, 7-15).