PREP ROUNDUP : Top-Ranked Woodbridge Upset, 61-59
Tanzenika Holmes grabbed a rebound with four seconds left and proceeded to run out the clock as Westminster upset top-ranked Woodbridge, 61-59, in the championship game of the Costa Mesa girls’ basketball tournament Saturday night at Costa Mesa High School.
The Lions led, 58-53, when Woodbridge’s top player, Melanie Pearson, fouled out with 2:30 left to play. Erin Stovall converted a three-pointer for the Warriors and cut the lead to 59-57 with 30 seconds left. Stovall was fouled after the shot but missed the front end of a one-and-one.
Kristin Schult made two free throws for Westminster, which proved to be the difference for the Lions.
In other Costa Mesa tournament games:
San Clemente 55, Costa Mesa 36--Taryn Commins scored 11 points to lead San Clemente (8-7) in the third-place game.
Capistrano Valley 54, Long Beach Jordan 50--Jenny Jennings made seven of seven three-pointers to lead Capistrano Valley (8-4) to a fifth-place finish, upsetting Jordan (10-4) the ninth-ranked team in Division I. Jennings finished with 25 points. Natasha Combs added 11 points for the Cougars.
In the Santa Maria Righetti girls’ basketball tournament:
Esperanza 61, University 47--Leah Combs scored 21 points and had eight rebounds as No. 10 Esperanza (13-1) won the title. Monique Mathews scored 13 points and had 12 rebounds for University (8-4).
In the Cavalier Classic girls’ basketball tournament:
Corona Del Mar 64, Canyon 62--Jennifer Gardner scored 17 points to lead Corona del Mar to the tournament championship at Santiago High. Melissa Ford added 15 and Lindsay Warmington, the tournament MVP scored 14.
Megan O’Neill scored 23 points to lead Canyon.
In the Century boys’ basketball tournament:
Villa Park 66, El Toro 49--Matt Poutsma led the Spartans (10-3) with 22 points and teammate Eric Chenowith, named the tournament’s most valuable player, added 16 to lead Villa Park to the championship.
Travis Senik led all scorers with 24 for El Toro (11-4).
Cypress 46, Century 33--Wes Bunn scored 21 to lead Cypress (11-3) to a third-place finish. Teammate Chad Boberg added 14 points. Hector Beltran led Century with 13 points.
Buena Park 85, El Modena 78 (OT)--Tommy Ngo scored 31 points for El Modena, which was outscored, 9-2, in overtime. Terence Broussard had 21 points and Towan Oliver added 20 for Buena Park (10-5). George Gurrola had 20 points for El Modena (8-6).
In the Canyon boys’ basketball tournament:
Canyon 56, Gardena Serra 41--Tournament MVP Ryan Walker scored 19 points to lead Canyon (11-4) in the championship final. Teammate Wil Byrd added 14 points.
Santa Ana 55, El Dorado 53--Danny Rivero and Raul Martinez each scored 15 points to lead Santa Ana (8-5) in the third-place game.
Bellflower 60, Corona del Mar 39--Brian Coleman led Corona del Mar (8-6) with 13 points in the championship game at Estancia High. Teammates Adam Klinke and Darren McDonald each scored 12 points.
In the Lincoln (Neb.) Prep Holiday Classic boys’ basketball tournament:
Northeast Lincoln (Neb.) 67, Santa Margarita 46--Alan Krist had 14 points and Brad Gloger added 11 for Santa Margarita (9-4) in the third-place game.
In the San Diego Mt. Carmel boys’ basketball tournament:
Los Alamitos 82, Temecula Valley 77--A.D. Lamoreux scored 20 points and had 12 rebounds to lead Los Alamitos (10-3) to a third-place finish. Chris Glass added 17 points and 10 assists.
In the San Diego Nike boys’ basketball tournament:
Capistrano Valley 62, South Lake Tahoe 55--Dan Galvanoni had 17 points and Randy Shepard added 16 for Capistrano Valley (8-8) in a consolation game.
In the Orange boys’ soccer tournament:
Fountain Valley 1, Santa Ana 0--Joey Vazquez scored a second-half goal as Fountain Valley (8-3) defeated Santa Ana (9-2) in the third-place game.