Costa Mesa resident Bryan Saltus settled for a 1-over-par 71 and sits
in a three-way tie for 11th place at 5-under after Saturday's third
round of the Asian Tour's Omega Hong Kong Open at the Hong Kong Golf
Club's Composite Course.
Saltus (66-68-71 -- 205), a Newport Harbor High product, enters
today's final round five shots off the lead, the same position he
found himself entering the third round. James Kingston torched the
course for a 62 in his third round and sits in a three-way tie for
first at 10-under with Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez (65-64-71 -- 200)
and Ireland's Padraig Harrington (65-68-67 -- 200).
Twelve golfers are ahead of Saltus.
Kim lifts Vanguard
* BASKETBALL: Brian Kim hit 5 of 12 three-pointers en route to
scoring a game-high 17 points as the host Vanguard University men's
basketball team sent Biola to its first loss this season following a
58-54 Golden State Athletic Conference victory Saturday.
Kevin Dalafu tallied 13 points and five assists while Tim Burnette
added 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Lions (5-3, 1-1 in
the GSAC), which preserved two one-point leads in the final 32
Brandon Duplessie hit season highs in both points (nine) and
rebounds (nine) for the victors.
Dave Newkirk led the Eagles (7-1, 1-1) with 14 points.
Vanguard travels to face Cal State San Bernardino Dec. 14.
Golden State Athletic Conference
Vanguard 58, Biola 54
Biola -- Garnett 8, Walser 0, Young 5, Newkirk 14, Craig 9, Collazo 3, Guerrero 6, Jones 0, Rose 9, Arnold 0. 3-pt. goals -- Garnett 2, Newkirk 2, Collazo 1. Fouled out -- None. Technicals -- None. Vanguard -- Burnette 12, Dalafu 13, Rosborough 4, Kim
17, Duplessie 9, Roberts 0, Seekins 0, Strocsher 0, James 0, McGee 3. 3-pt. goals -- Kim 5, Dalafu 2, McGee 1. Fouled out -- None. Technicals -- None. Halftime -- Vanguard, 36-33.
Sage Hill on streak
* SOCCER: The Sage Hill School girls soccer team defeated Brethren
Christian, 5-0, and Westminster, 4-2, Saturday in the Westminster
tournament to advance to the final game Monday at 3:15 p.m. at
Freshman Kellee Kim scored three goals against Brethren and added
one more against Westminster for the Lightning, who have won their
first four games of the season.
Emily Webb had two scores against Westminster, while Kara Percival
and Sara Montazami each had one.
Eagles rise to occasion
* SOCCER: Senior goalkeeper Marci Kirchberg made six saves to
highlight the defensive effort put forth by the Estancia High girls
soccer team, which tied Savanna, 0-0, to close the 12-team
Westminster tournament Saturday at Westminster High.
Senior sweeper and captain Elise Carroll led the defense for the
Eagles (2-1-1), who fell to Magnolia, 3-0, earlier Saturday.
Against Magnolia, Kirchberg stopped three shots in the first half
while Julia Tasedan made two saves after halftime.
Freshman forward Taylor Carpenter scored the winning goal in the
Eagles' 1-0 victory over Santa Ana Valley to open the tournament,
which featured four groups of three teams, Friday.
The Eagles return to action against host La Quinta at 3:15 p.m.
Lions clip Eagles
* BASKETBALL: The No. 2 ranked Vanguard University women's
basketball team held off visiting Biola, 68-54, in Golden State
Athletic Conference action Saturday.
The Lions (6-1, 2-0 in the GSAC) led by as much as 21 points in
the second half, but Biola pulled it to within nine, 55-46, after a
three-pointer by Rochelle Crawford.
Vanguard's Kelly Schmidt led all scorers with 24 points, while
going 14 for 16 from the free throw line.
Golden State Athletic Conference
Vanguard 68, Biola 54
Biola -- Crawford 10, Duncan 0, Hill 6, Matthews 5, Richelli 6, Velazquez 0, Dulin 17, Schiffelbein 0, Ekema 10, Erickson 0. 3-pt. goals -- Crawford 2, Matthews 1, Dulin 1. Fouled out -- None. Technicals -- None. Vanguard -- Mills 15, Besse 14, Faulkner
5, Burns 3, Schmidt 24, Dittenbir 1, Jacobson 6, Cook 0. 3-pt. goals -- Mills 4, Faulkner 1. Fouled out -- None. Technicals -- None. Halftime -- Vanguard, 31-20.
Pirates capture third
* BASKETBALL: Sophomore Lauren Stepanski led four Orange Coast
College women's basketball players in double figures as the Pirates
earned an 81-53 victory over Cuesta in the third-place game of the
Cuesta tournament Saturday.
Stepanski had 18 points, while teammates Rhondi Naff (17), Crystal
McCormick (16) and Christen D'Alessandro (14) also produced to help
OCC improve to 5-4.
McCormick was named to the all-tournament team.
The Pirates return to action Dec. 17 when they play host to
Southwestern in the first round of the Coast Christmas Classic.
Orange Coast 81, Cuesta 53
Orange Coast -- Stepanski 18, Naff 17, McCormick 16, D'Alessandro 14, Katayama 9, Viloria 7. 3-pt. goals -- D'Alessandro 4, Katayama 3, McCormick 1, Valoria 1. Fouled out -- None. Technicals -- None. Cuesta -- Smelzer 7, Manni 4, Harris 22, Villa 10,
Pryor 4, Oden 4, Garcia 2. 3-pt. goals -- Harris 3, Manning 2. Fouled out -- None. Technicals -- None. Halftime -- OCC, 41-20.
Dolphins deny Sea Kings
* BASKETBALL: Corona del Mar High's girls basketball team battled
back from a 10-point third-quarter deficit to take a brief two-point
lead, but host Dana Hills denied three scoring opportunities in the
final 30 seconds to secure a 44-43 nonleague victory Saturday.
With one second remaining, the Sea Kings (0-3) inbounded from the
baseline, but a Dolphins' player tipped the pass away as time
Dana Hills' Senior Brianna Mannaert, who stands 6-foot-3, led all
scorers with 25 points while junior Katie Schulte paced CdM with 11
points alongside teammate Megan Benbow, who added eight off the
Allie Duernberger and Sanya Wadhwa each finished with six points
while sisters Kristina and Andrea Wayte each grabbed four rebounds
for the Sea Kings, who begin pool play against Colton in the Duarte
tournament at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Duarte High.
Dana Hills 44, Corona del Mar 43
Score by Quarters
CdM 13 8 12 10 -- 43
Dana 14 11 10 9 -- 44
CdM -- K. Wayte 5, Schulte 11, Duernberger 6,
Marks 2, Long 4, Benbow 8, Wadhwa 6, Johnson
1, Kirby 0, A. Wayte 0. 3-pt. goals -- Wadhwa
1. Fouled out -- None. Technicals -- None.
Dana -- De La Torre 4, Ferguson 4, Caguicla
7, Mannaert 23, Hughes 4, Smith 2, Grant 0,
Froeberg 0. 3-pt. goals -- Caguicla 1. Fouled
out -- Froeberg. Technicals -- Bench.