Carolyn Conway scored a goal in each of the first three quarters to lead Newport Harbor to a 6-3 nonleague victory Friday over Long Beach Wilson in a matchup of two of the top-five teams in the Southland.
Conway, a senior who has signed with Indiana, opened the scoring with her first goal. She broke a 2-2 tie and gave the Sailors a 3-2 halftime edge with her second goal. Her third score, with 5:44 left in the third period, gave Newport Harbor a 4-2 lead.
Anne Belden and Ashling Taylor also scored third-quarter goals for Newport Harbor (15-2), ranked No. 2 in the Southland by The Times.
“They’re a really physical, tough team. We haven’t played against that good of a press before,” said Newport Harbor assistant Jason Lynch.
Wilson (14-5), ranked No. 4, missed 13 of 16 shots. Newport Harbor attempted 15 shots.
“We kind of broke down a little bit in the third quarter because we were getting frustrated because our shots weren’t going,” said Wilson junior Lauren Silver, who leads the Bruins with 37 goals this season but was held scoreless and missed six shots Friday.
-- Lauren Peterson
Junior point guard Kelvin Kim converted a three-point play with 1.9 seconds remaining to give No. 17 Lake Forest El Toro a 65-64 South Coast League victory over host and No. 16 Mission Viejo.
Mission Viejo took a 64-62 lead when Jed Collins, who finished with 20 points, made one of two free throws with 14.4 seconds left.
The victory moved the Chargers (17-5, 4-2) into a second-place tie with Mission Viejo (18-3, 4-2). Mission Viejo Capistrano Valley is 6-0 in league.
-- Dan Arritt
Two girls’ basketball games tonight at 7 feature teams that could be playing each other in the state playoffs. Second-ranked Long Beach Poly plays host to No. 13 Harbor City Narbonne and sixth-ranked Fullerton Troy plays host to No. 3 Brea Olinda.
Long Beach Poly (17-1) is 0-3 against Narbonne (11-7) in the last 12 years. Two of those losses came in the Division I state playoff games.
Five of Narbonne’s losses were with point guard Camille LeNoir sidelined with an ankle injury. She is completing her first week back in the lineup.
Brea (16-4) is ranked fifth in the state and Troy (19-1) is 11th. The teams could face each other in the state Division II playoffs.
-- Martin Henderson
Calabasas and host Thousand Oaks played to a 3-3 tie Friday evening in a game between two of the Marmonte League’s top three teams.
Calabasas (13-3-4, 6-1-2 in league), which scored all of its goals off set pieces, took a 3-2 lead three minutes into the second half when Ben Van Der Fluit headed in a free kick that Warren Doyle had launched from just inside the midfield line.
Thousand Oaks (18-3-1, 6-1-2) tied the score at the 77-minute mark when Pedro Gonzalez scored his second goal of the game on a penalty kick.
Thousand Oaks and Calabasas trail Simi Valley Royal, the top-ranked team in the Southland, by two points in the league standings with five games left.
-- John Ortega