Sargent Shows Worth With Threes for North

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Lauren Sargent was somewhat overlooked on the powerful Buena High girls' basketball team.

Sargent hit four of the North's 11 three-pointers in a 60-39 victory in the Ventura County Coaches' Assn. All-Star game Saturday at Ventura High.

Sargent, who had 12 points, is one of three Buena starters who will play in college next season.

Kelly Greathouse, who scored 14 points and had two three-pointers, will play at North Carolina State.

Courtney Young, who is recovering from shoulder surgery, did not play Saturday and is headed for Tennessee.

Sargent, a feisty guard, will play at University of San Diego.

She hit consecutive three-pointers in the North's 20-2 run in the second quarter.

Ann Larson of Ventura High, the North coach who typically employs an offense designed to produce three-pointers, did just that.

The North hit four three-pointers in the second half and opened a 32-21 halftime lead.

"No one wants to see a 25-20 all-star game," Larson said. "[The North] got into a groove. If the threes are going in, you can't defend it."

Kelly Fay of Ventura hit three three-pointers and scored 10 points for the North.

North 119, South 113--Nicholas Curtis of Oxnard saved the best for last, scoring seven of his 30 points in overtime for the North in the boys' game.

"When I get the ball in my hands, I try to get it done," said Curtis, The Times' Ventura County player of the year who is headed to USC. "I was a little tired but pumped it up at the end."

Jared Jungwirth of Camarillo stole the ball and fed Aaron Bobik of Newbury Park, whose layup for the South with seven seconds to play sent the game into overtime at 107-107.

Manny Berrelleza of Channel Islands scored 10 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter for the North.

The South led, 31-21, after the first quarter, but the North used a 30-10 run in the second quarter to cut the lead to 60-55 at halftime.

Ron Russ of Moorpark scored 18 points, including 10 in the first quarter, for the South.

Dustin Villepigue of Simi Valley scored 16 for the South.

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