The Brea-Olinda High School girls’ basketball team, ranked No. 1 in Orange County, took an 18-point lead at halftime and coasted to a 61-24 victory over No. 6 Savanna Tuesday at Brea.
Cathy Lewis, Nicole Erickson and Jinelle Williams each scored 12 points and Jody Anton had 11 for the Lady Cats (13-0, 1-0 in the Orange League). Erickson made four of five three-point shots.
Brea-Olinda led, 16-7, after one quarter and extended its lead to 31-13 at the half.
Brea-Olinda has won nine consecutive Orange League titles and hasn’t lost to an Orange County team since 1987.
Stacy Aliff had seven points and Carrie Frederick had five points for Savanna (12-2, 0-1).
In another Orange League game:
Valencia 61, Magnolia 42--Cathryn Sweet scored 24 including two three-pointers for host Valencia (10-5, 1-0).
In the Angelus League:
Rosary 53, St. Joseph 45--Wendy Herb scored 14 points and had seven rebounds for host Rosary (7-5, 1-1).
In the Century League:
El Modena 44, Santa Ana Valley 32--Collette Williams had 14 points and Michelle Duckworth had 12 for visiting El Modena (8-3, 2-0). Marie Pulu scored nine for Santa Ana Valley (4-9, 0-2).
Villa Park 46, Orange 42--Chris Lemburg had 19 and Mickey Trollinger had 14 for host Villa Park (5-7, 2-0). Ginnie Hall had 18 for Orange (2-10, 1-1).
Orange led by as many as eight points in the second quarter before Villa Park rallied to take a 27-26 lead at the half.
In the Freeway League:
Buena Park 65, Troy 43--Gina Bongiovanni had 20 points, Sandra Bernardo had 16 and Sandy Bodnar had 15 for host Buena Park (4-6, 1-0). Buena Park led, 39-32, after three quarters but the Coyotes outscored the Warriors, 26-11, in the fourth quarter.
Randee Richardson had 19 for Troy (0-3, 0-1).
In the Empire League:
Esperanza 42, Loara 40--Wendy Fullmer made two free throws with 20 seconds remaining to give visiting Esperanza the victory.
Tracy Titus, who set the county single-game scoring record with 61 points against Los Alamitos last Thursday, had a less eventful game.
She fouled out with 2:30 remaining and Loara leading, 40-37. Titus finished with 15 points and seven rebounds and Loara didn’t score after she left.
Rebecca Stevens had seven points, eight rebounds and five steals and Susanna Poon had eight points and nine steals for Loara (8-8, 1-1). Wendy Fullmer had 15 points for Esperanza (10-4, 1-0).
In the Olympic League:
Capistrano Valley Christian 37, Whittier Christian 35--Elainie Kollias scored 10 points for Capistrano Valley Christian (9-2, 2-1) at home. It was the first time in six seasons that Capistrano Valley Christian defeated Whittier Christian.
In the Pacific Coast League:
Costa Mesa 61, Trabuco Hills 50--Host Costa Mesa led, 29-21, early in the third quarter then went on a 22-4 run to take a 51-25 lead.
Sophomore Olivia DiCamilli scored 25 points for Costa Mesa (10-5, 1-0). Rachel Ward had 15 and Rachel Thomas added 11 points, seven assists and seven steals for Costa Mesa.
Estancia 75, Laguna Beach 24--The Eagles, the second-ranked team in Orange County, got 22 points from Patrice Lumpkin and 20 from Melody Earle (18 in the first half) in their league-opener at Laguna Beach. Estancia is 13-1, 1-0.
In the South Coast League:
Mission Viejo 58, Irvine 33--Kelly McGlothlin scored 10 points for visiting Mission Viejo (7-7, 1-0).
In the Sunset League:
Ocean View 58, Westminster 23--Nikki Vivion had 15 points for visiting Ocean View (10-6, 2-1), which led, 36-6, at the half.
Lori Yoshizaki had seven points for Westminster (1-10, 0-2).
Edison 62, Santa Ana 34--Erika Miller had 17 points, Melanie Iwamasa had 14 and Talia Crooks had 10 points and 13 rebounds for Edison (12-5, 2-1). Miller scored 13 of her 17 points in the first quarter making three three-point shots in the quarter as the Chargers took a 25-8 lead.
Huntington Beach 66, Fountain Valley 61--Sophomore guard Deana Itow scored 14 points, including a couple of three-pointers, for visiting Huntington Beach (11-5, 2-1 in league).
Center Jennifer Johnson added 13 for the Oilers. Fountain Valley forward Shanna Wilson led all scorers with 18 points.