John Molle scored 29 points in Irvine High School’s 72-47 victory over Los Angeles Banning in the first round of the Coast holiday tournament Wednesday at Estancia High School.
The senior forward scored 13 points in the first quarter when Irvine took an 18-7 lead. Molle was 13 of 17 on free-throw attempts and made two three-pointers.
Irvine plays Edison at 8:40 p.m. tonight in one quarterfinal game.
In other Coast games:
Edison 67, Glendale Hoover 62 (OT)--Brandon Jessie scored 28 points for Edison. Dave Deck had nine points, including three free throws, in overtime as Edison outscored Glendale, 9-4.
Huntington Beach 67, Mission Viejo 61--Mustapha Abdi scored 26 points for Huntington Beach, which advances to play Tustin in the second round.
Tustin 69, Estancia Reserves 38--Thomas Clayton had 15 points for Tustin, the top-ranked team in Orange County.
Estancia 61, Alaska Service 52--Matt Fuerbringer scored 16 for host Estancia. The teams were tied, 17-17, after the first quarter but Estancia outscored Service, 15-4, in the second quarter.
Estancia will play Dana Hills in one quarterfinal game at 7 p.m.
Dana Hills 68, Righetti 51--Keith Barnett scored 23 points to lead Dana Hills in the first round. Dana Hills trailed, 28-27, at the half but outscored Righetti, 22-15, in the third quarter and 19-8 in the final quarter.
In the Brea-Olinda tournament:
Brea-Olinda 74, Los Altos 63--Doug Yeo scored 21 points, Drew Hubbard 14 and Mike Ryan 13 for host Brea-Olinda (3-6).
Montclair 84, El Dorado 72--Brian Loyd scored 20 and Brett Tomko had 19 for El Dorado (4-5), which fell behind, 30-16, after one quarter and 52-24 at the half.
St. John Bosco 70, Sonora 58--Wilson Huang scored 16 points and Chris St. Clair 15 for Sonora. Dashon Quiette scored 16 for St. John Bosco.
La Mirada 62, Whittier Christian 52--Mark Berokoff scored 17 for Whittier Christian. Todd Koenig scored 24 for La Mirada, which took a three-point lead after three quarters and outscored Whittier Christian, 18-11, in the fourth.
In the Ribet Academy tournament:
Brethren Christian 62, Salesian 54--Forward Brandon Stott scored 26 points to lead Brethren Christian (7-1) in the first round. Chris Fry scored 12 points also for Brethren Christian.
St. Margaret’s 58, Bethel Christian 48--Aaron Wright scored 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Ryan Westendorf scored 15 and Ravi Mruthyunjaya scored 14 and had seven assists to lead St. Margaret’s (6-3).
In the Rockford (Ill.) Tournament:
Esperanza 56, Guilford 47--Joe Foss scored 19 points, Fabien Ziegler 13 and Matt Kordik 12 for Esperanza (8-4) in a first round game.
In the La Vegas tournament:
Ballard 86, Ocean View 71--Ryan Martin scored 28 points and Marcel TenBerge scored 14 for Ocean View in a first-round game.