High School Roundup: CdM girls’ water polo finishes 12th at Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions

Corona del Mar girls’ water polo goalkeeper Maya Avital, shown in action against Santa Barbara San Marcos on Dec. 27, 2019, had 11 total saves in two matches Saturday at the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions.
(Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

The Corona del Mar High girls’ water polo team lost twice Saturday to finish 12th at the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions.

The Sea Kings fell 7-6 to Agoura at Santa Barbara San Marcos High, then 9-4 to Los Alamitos in the 11th-place match.

Kaity Greenwald scored twice for CdM (5-9) in the Agoura match, while Kira Hoffman, Kat Snyder, Grace Myers and Ciara Greenman added one goal each. Maya Avital made five saves.

Mia Bernhoit, Kira Hoffman, Greenwald and Snyder each scored against Los Alamitos. Avital made six saves.


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Costa Mesa 13, West Torrance 9: Hannah Jackson had five goals as the Mustangs won the tournament’s Gold Division on Saturday at Diamond Bar High.

Taiuta Uiagalelei and Kira Anderson each scored three goals for the Mustangs, and Sey Currie scored twice. Anderson, a freshman, was the Gold Division MVP.

Goalkeepers Dharma Andres and Malia Tufuga combined for 13 saves.


Costa Mesa, which beat San Dimas 9-7 in the semifinals, is now 13-3.

Estancia 11, Sonora 10: The Eagles won the third-place match in the tournament’s Silver Division on Saturday at Chino Hills High.

Sydni White scored 22 goals in the tournament for Estancia (12-6), which went 3-1 overall. Gidget Brestel scored eight goals, and Giannina Bauer made 37 total saves.


Corona del Mar 55, Long Beach Jordan 42: Jack Stone scored a team-high 21 points for the Sea Kings on Saturday in the Ron Massey Tip-Off Classic game at Long Beach City College.

Jack McKenna added 15 points for CdM (14-5).


Edison 43, La Quinta 38: Madison Copeland had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the host Chargers in Saturday’s nonleague game.

Brooklyn Chang added nine points and five assists, and Adelina Fredrick also had six points for Edison (11-9).



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