Monique Mathews had 25 points and 17 rebounds and freshman Jerri Armendariz scored 12 of her 14 points in the fourth quarter to help University defeat Thousand Oaks, 63-51, in the semifinals of the South Coast Holiday Classic girls' basketball tournament at University High Friday.
Raschelle Lawrence had 13 points and 11 assists for University (3-0), which will play Newport Harbor in tonight's final.
Thousand Oaks (4-1) is ranked ninth in The Times San Fernando Valley edition poll.
In other tournament games:
Newport Harbor 50, Capistrano Valley 45 (OT)--Andree Verhulst scored 12 points for Newport Harbor (3-0), which outscored the Cougars, 7-2, in overtime to advance to the final.
Corona del Mar 47, Canyon 41--Jennifer Gardner had 25 points and 14 rebounds for Corona del Mar (4-1).
In the Ladycat Classic:
Brea Olinda 59, Riverside J.W. North 38--Marissa Bradley scored 18 points and Lindsey Davidson had 15 for Brea Olinda (6-1) in a semifinal.
In the Longview (Texas) girls' basketball tournament:
Houston James Madison 67, Mater Dei 56--The Monarchs, ranked second in Orange County, fell behind, 20-9, after the first quarter. Freshman D.J. Day had 16 points for Mater Dei (1-1).
Melody Peterson scored only seven points, making three of nine field goals before fouling out early in the fourth quarter.
Madison (14-0) is ranked third in Texas.
In nonleague play:
Anaheim 36, Connelly 28--Stephanie Durrett scored 17 points for Anaheim.
St. Margaret's 45, Cerritos Whitney 43--Jean Freeman scored 14 points for St. Margaret's (3-0).