High School Roundup: Pacifica Christian Orange County boys’ basketball wins CdM Beach Bash opener

Pacifica Christian Orange County’s Houston Mallette, right, shown in a Nov. 20 game against Santa Margarita, led the Tritons to an 85-61 win over University on Tuesday at the Corona del Mar Beach Bash.
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Junior point guard Houston Mallette had 31 points and eight rebounds for the Pacifica Christian Orange County High boys’ basketball team in an 85-61 win over University on Tuesday in a Corona del Mar Beach Bash tournament pool-play game at CdM High.

Riyaan Jiwani and Elijah Paschal each had 13 points for the Tritons (7-1), who are ranked No. 4 in the CIF Southern Section Division 2A poll.

Pacifica Christian continues the tournament Thursday at 7:30 p.m. against host CdM.

Laguna Beach 59, Esperanza 41: Nolan Naess had 22 points for the Breakers in Tuesday’s Gary Raya SoCal Elite Tournament game at Woodbridge High.


Lucas Kravitz had 11 points for the Breakers (7-3), ranked No. 13 in CIF Southern Section Division 3AA, who continue the tournament Wednesday at 7 p.m. against Portola.

Newport Harbor 51, Trabuco Hills 39: Robbie Spooner had 16 points for the Sailors in Tuesday’s St. Margaret’s Tartan Classic pool-play game.

Ryan Miller added 12 points for Newport Harbor (8-2).


Newport Harbor 2, Tesoro 0: Kenna Robar and Alyssa Sims each scored for the Sailors in Tuesday’s nonleague match at home.

Robar and Skylynn Rodriguez had assists for Newport Harbor (3-1), ranked No. 6 in CIF Southern Section Division 1, while goalkeeper Jessica Gardner preserved the shutout.


Corona del Mar 2, El Toro 1: Megan Chelf and Nikki Senske scored for the Sea Kings in Tuesday’s nonleague game on the road.

Gio Broderick made four saves for the Sea Kings (4-0), ranked No. 5 in CIF Southern Section Division 1.

CdM opens the Best of the West Tournament against Paloma Valley on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Warren High.


Fountain Valley 55, Bolsa Grande 9: Audrey Tengan led the Barons with nine points in Tuesday’s game of the Artesia Tournament.

Tiffany Shimizu scored eight points, and Sandy Lam added seven points for Fountain Valley (4-5).

Newport Harbor 52, Katella 13: Fiona Lin, Willa Rath and Genevieve Perry finished with 10 points each for the host Sailors on Tuesday in a nonleague game.

Emma Fults added four points, 17 rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocked shots for Newport Harbor (6-3).

Cydney Jover contributed four points, five assists and three steals. Chloe Swanson chipped in with eight points.



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