High School Roundup: Three local boys’ volleyball teams advance to CIF quarterfinals

Cayman LaFontaine of Huntington Beach (2) blocks the kill of Newport Harbor’s Brendan Read (1).
Cayman LaFontaine of Huntington Beach (2) blocks the kill of Newport Harbor’s Brendan Read (1) during the Tesoro Tournament on Feb. 24, 2020.
(Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

Liam Phinizy had a team-high 11 kills to lead the Huntington Beach High School boys’ volleyball team to a 25-18, 26-24, 25-19 win over visiting Thousand Oaks on Thursday in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division 2 playoffs.

Drake Goering added nine kills for Huntington Beach (12-4), which plays at Burbank Burroughs (8-1) in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

Burroughs swept Valencia at home in its second-round match.

No. 1 Marina 3, Redlands 0: The Vikings shared the load offensively in picking up a 25-10, 25-14, 25-17 win on the road on Thursday in the second round of the Division 4 playoffs.

Top-seeded Marina was led by Daniel Purtell and Broc Coward with six kills apiece. Michael Torrez contributed five kills, and Aidan Patterson had four kills. Dyllan Nguyen handed out 29 assists to go with four kills.

Joseph Nunez had a team-high 11 digs for Marina (7-5), which will travel to face Pacifica Christian Orange County in a quarterfinal match on Wednesday.

Pacifica Christian Orange County 3, Katella 0: Knox Vail had 17 kills to lead the Tritons to a 25-14, 25-22, 25-20 win on Thursday in a second-round match of the Division 4 playoffs at Pacifica Christian High School.

Danny Dillon added eight kills, Briton Proctor had six kills, and Miller Clark had five kills for the Tritons.

Bennett Penticuff had five kills, three service aces and seven digs for Pacifica Christian (12-7), and Dan DeMars had a team-high 15 digs.


Calabasas 15, Corona del Mar 3: Logan Friedman and Jack Cross won two doubles sets for the Sea Kings on Thursday in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Open Division playoffs on the road.

Max Krykunenko won one singles set for CdM, which finishes its season 12-2.

Sage Hill 12, Oak Park 6: Grant Gallagher, Adam Hung and Shaan Sakraney each won two singles sets for the Lightning in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs Thursday at home.

Sage Hill (13-4) hosts Claremont in the second round Friday.

Laguna Beach 16, Tesoro 2: Ian MacLaughlin, Taro Sakai and Brad Aryeh all swept in singles for the Breakers in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 2 playoffs Thursday at Laguna Beach High.

Laguna Beach (12-3) hosts Riverside King in the second round Saturday.

Ocean View 12, Covina 6: Nick Chumacero’s singles play helped the Seahawks prevail in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 5 playoffs Thursday at Ocean View High.

Andrew Oldag and Lucas Salama shined in doubles for Ocean View (11-3), which plays at Valley View High in Moreno Valley in the second round Saturday.

Costa Mesa 9, Westminster 9 (Costa Mesa wins on games, 75-65): The host Mustangs prevailed in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 5 playoffs on Thursday.

Orange Coast League champion Costa Mesa (10-2) plays at Pomona Garey in the second round Saturday.

Riverside Norte Vista 14, Estancia 4: The Eagles finished their season 5-7 after losing Thursday in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 5 playoffs on the road.


Estancia 269, Orange 311: Yvette Kamau of Orange was the medalist with a four-over-par 39 in an Orange Coast League match at River View Golf Course in Santa Ana.

Estancia finished the season at 10-2 overall and in league, which was good for second place behind league champion Westminster.

The Orange Coast League finals will take place at Costa Mesa Country Club on the Mesa Linda course on Monday and Tuesday.


Laguna Beach 53, Edison 34: Nolan Naess scored 18 points as the Breakers clinched a share of the Surf League title Thursday night at Laguna Beach High.

Willie Rounaghi and Chase Hall each added 10 points for Laguna Beach (14-3, 5-1 in league) in the league finale.
The Breakers shared the title with Los Alamitos, which also finished 5-1 in league.

Laguna Beach, ranked No. 7 in CIF Southern Section Division 2AA, awaits Sunday’s release of the playoff brackets.

Fountain Valley 59, Huntington Beach 41: Jeremiah Davis had 22 points and five rebounds as the Barons won their Wave League finale Thursday at Huntington Beach High.

Roddie Anderson had 10 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for league champion Fountain Valley (12-2, 6-0 in league). Elijah Nelson added seven points for the Barons, who finished undefeated against Sunset Conference teams.

Huntington Beach fell to 6-12, 2-4 in league.

Fountain Valley is ranked No. 6 in CIF Southern Section Division 2AA. Playoff brackets are released Sunday.

Marina 58, Corona del Mar 47: The Vikings finished in second place in the Wave League with Thursday’s win at home.

Brad Fronek scored 11 points for Marina (11-6, 4-2 in league).

Hudson Bond led CdM (5-13, 0-6) with 18 points.

Costa Mesa 70, Santa Ana 57: Aiden Spallone had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Mustangs in Thursday’s Orange Coast League finale at home.

Costa Mesa (11-8, 8-2 in league) finished second in league and awaits the CIF playoff brackets Sunday.


Calvary Chapel 55, Estancia 25: The Eagles dropped to 5-11 overall and 4-6 in the Orange Coast League following Thursday’s game at home.

Estancia finished the season in fourth place.

Santa Ana 42, Costa Mesa 36: The road victory for the Saints allowed Santa Ana (5-6, 5-5) to surpass Estancia for sole possession of third place in the Orange Coast League in Thursday’s season finale.

Costa Mesa (3-13, 3-7) wound up in fifth place.


Corona del Mar 6, Newport Harbor 2: Matt DeCrona earned the Wave League victory for the Sea Kings over their rivals Thursday at CdM.

DeCrona allowed two runs and four hits in 4 1/3 innings for league champion CdM (18-5, 7-1 in league). He struck out four and walked one.

Blake Butcher earned the save and also launched his sixth home run of the season for the Sea Kings, finishing two for three with three runs batted in. Nico DiFerdinando also homered.

Newport Harbor fell to 11-11 overall, 3-5 in league.


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