PREP ROUNDUP : Baron Girls Win, Get to the Final

Jennifer Ludwicki scored 22 points and Nicole Strange had a triple-double as second-ranked Fountain Valley advanced to the championship game of the Santa Barbara girls' basketball tournament with a 62-46 semifinal victory over Palos Verdes Peninsula Friday at Santa Barbara High.

The Barons (10-1) will play Ocean View, a 54-44 winner over Chino, in the final at 8:30 tonight.

Fountain Valley led by two at halftime, but outscored Peninsula, 15-5, in the third quarter to pull away. Strange had 15 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists.

In the other semifinal game:

Ocean View 54, Chino 44--The Seahawks reached the final and will face Fountain Valley tonight. Ocean View reached the semifinal round by upsetting Atherton Sacred Heart, the defending Division I state champions.

In the Arroyo girls' basketball tournament:

North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake 43, Dana Hills 37--Erika Tillman scored 15 points and Jennifer Hass had 12 for Dana Hills (2-7), which was outscored, 18-10, in the fourth quarter of the consolation semifinal.

In the Artesia girls' basketball tournament:

Brethren Christian 54, Rosemead 47--With Brethren Christian leading by one at the end of three quarters, sophomore Rachel MacDonald scored 11 of her 15 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Warriors (6-4) to a third place finish. Ann-Marie Harbour added 12 points and was named to the all-tournament team for Brethren Christian.

Magnolia 41, Cerritos Whitney 39--Whitney made a run in the last minute to score six points but Magnolia was able to hold on for the victory and fifth place.

Stacy Tewell, with a season-high 17 points, had 13 rebounds to lead Magnolia, which had only four players score. Teammate Andrea Pichi had 14 points for Magnolia (8-5).

Cypress 48, Bellflower Mayfair 43--Cypress scored 17 points in the fourth quarter to overtake Mayfair for the victory. Stacy Silva had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Kirsten Wong and Locoya Cole each had nine points for Cypress (6-5) in the consolation game.

In nonleague girls' basketball:

Estancia 84, Compton 14--Jessica Waltz and Vivi Rodriguez each scored 20 points as Estancia took a 25-5 lead after one quarter and never let up. Waltz also had 14 assists and Jill Black had 14 points for the Eagles (10-0).

In nonleague boys' soccer:

Fountain Valley 9, Bishop Montgomery 0--Keith Hedenberg scored three goals for Fountain Valley (5-2) to give him seven this season.

In the El Toro wrestling invitational:

Santiago takes first--Santiago, ranked sixth in the county, won the team title by 52 points over Chino Don Lugo. Jimmy Ruvalcaba won at 119 pounds with a 7-6 decision. Carlos Garcia was the winner at 152 pounds with an 8-6 decision.

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