League Overall School W L W L Trabuco Hills 7 3 22 7 Estancia 7 3 15 12 Laguna Beach 5 5 14 11 Century 4 6 15 10 Laguna Hills 4 6 10 13 Costa Mesa 3 7 11 11
Trabuco Hills entered the league season heavily favored and ranked third in Orange County, but the Mustangs weren't able to emerge unscathed. They were upset by Century and Laguna Beach in consecutive league games, which almost knocked them into second place. But Trabuco Hills stopped its skid by beating Estancia, 88-73, when sophomore Rob Warnick scored a career-high 25 points, and the Mustangs pulled to within one game of the first-place Eagles with two remaining. In Estancia's next game, the Eagles were beaten by Century, 42-38, giving Trabuco Hills a share of the title. . . . Jim Faulkner, who averaged 18 points and seven rebounds, and Brett Poulos, who averaged 17 points, were the co-most valuable players. . . . Century and Laguna Beach had up-and-down seasons, each defeated Trabuco Hills and Estancia, but each lost to last-place Costa Mesa. . . . Of the four teams that qualified for the playoffs, only Century didn't advance past the first round. The Centurions lost to Los Alamitos, 55-50, in the Division I-A playoffs. Trabuco Hills won two Division II-A games, before losing to Bellflower St. John Bosco, 69-64, in the quarterfinals. Laguna Beach lost to Playa del Rey St. Bernard, 54-53, in the Division IV-AA quarterfinals when Terrell Hickmon made two free throws with nine seconds left. Estancia lost to Inglewood Morningside, 80-50, in the Division III-AA quarterfinals.