1992-93 IN REVIEW
League Overall School W L W L Liberty Christian 7 1 18 6 St. Margaret's 7 1 15 7 California Lutheran 2 6 3 9 Southeast Lutheran 1 7 4 12 St. Michael's 1 7 4 14
It was a classic duel between two competitive teams last season and when the dust settled, St. Margaret's and Liberty Christian finished dead even for first place. The Tartans came from behind in their first meeting on Liberty Christian's home court. However, the Minuteman got even and handed St. Margaret's its first ever league defeat at home when Toby Curto made a pair of free throws in the final seconds. . . . Curto and St. Margaret's Damian Raibon shared Academy League MVP honors. Raibon led the league in scoring and rebounding. . . . St. Michael's Chuck Sesma was voted to the all-league first team though the Pioneers tied for last in league.
League Overall School W L W L La Sierra Academy 9 1 19 4 Anza Hamilton 7 3 16 5 La Verne Lutheran 7 3 14 6 Sherman Indian 6 6 10 12 So. California Christian 2 8 3 20 CSDR 0 12 0 18
Southern California Christian's Josh Cameron shot 56% from three-point range, including seven against Murrieta Valley, and was named to the leagues' first team. Cameron had two games in which he scored more than 35 points and his 19.9 points per game put him among the top 10 in Orange County scoring. . . . Riverside La Sierra Academy won the league title in a tight race that wasn't decided until the final weeks of the season. . . . SCC never lost a league game by more than 12 points, but finished fifth. . . . La Sierra's Todd Lesko won the league's MVP award.
League Overall School W L W L Heritage Christian 14 0 19 2 Gateway Christian 11 3 17 3 Rolling Hills Prep 10 4 14 8 L.B. Gethsemane 8 6 11 9 Bethel Baptist 7 7 9 9 Pioneer Baptist 3 11 8 12 Dow. Calvary Chapel 2 12 3 17 H.B. Claremont 2 12 4 13
Heritage Christian arrived in the Express League last season with a bang. Their ultra-high tempo proved too much to handle as they won all their league games by double digits. In the playoffs, the Patriots advanced to the second round, where Arcadia Rio Hondo Prep ended their winning streak. . . . Bethel Baptist stayed in the hunt during the first half of league play, but a tough schedule took its toll. . . . Gavin Watson led the league and county with 14.8 rebounds for Huntington Beach Claremont and had Orange County's third-best scoring average at just under 25 points. Watson was an all-league and all-county selection. . . . Phillip Massey from Harbor City Gateway Christian was MVP.
League Overall School W L W L Redlands Calv. Chapel 10 0 17 3 Boy's Republic 8 2 14 7 Riverside Christian 6 4 12 6 Christian Center Acad. 5 5 8 10 Corona Christian 5 5 5 10 Bundy Canyon 2 8 3 12 Pacific Shores 0 10 1 14
Orange County's sole representative in the Metro League, Pacific Shores, finished seventh last season as Redlands Cavalry Chapel went unbeaten in winning the league title.
League Overall School W L W L Brethren Christian 12 0 26 8 Capo. Valley Christian 9 3 21 5 Whittier Christian 8 4 14 11 Orange Lutheran 6 6 11 12 Calvary Chapel 3 9 6 16 Cerr. Valley Christian 3 9 4 18 Ontario Christian 1 11 3 19
Brethren Christian was perfect in league play for the second consecutive season as the Orange County schools took the top five places in league. But it didn't end there. The Warriors slipped past Brentwood in the Division V semifinals and then beat Palos Verdes Chadwick on a last-second layup by Scott Thomas. Their 24-game winning streak carried all the way to the state finals, where they met their match and were beaten by Emeryville Emery, 74-47. . . . Thomas was league MVP and Division V player of the year. In addition, Reggie Davis and Richard Mendoza were first-team all-league players for Brethren Christian and Tyler Ream made the first team for Whittier Christian. . . . Capistrano Valley Christian's junior guard, Jeff Jennings, was selected to the second team as he closed in on the Eagles' all-time scoring record. Whittier Christian's Kwadwo Boachie joined Jennings on the second team.