High School Roundup: Costa Mesa boys’ basketball beats Hesperia Christian

Costa Mesa High’s Nico Dasca, left, pictured going after a loose ball on Feb. 8, 2018, led the Mustangs to a 78-61 win over Hesperia Christian on Monday.
(Christine Cotter )

Senior guard Nico Dasca finished with 33 points, and the Costa Mesa High boys’ basketball team defeated Hesperia Christian 78-61 in the Coach Mike’s Long Shot Challenge at home on Monday.

Osman Hefner had 20 points for the Mustangs (11-11). Ethan Elliott contributed 12 points and Tre Villalpando had nine assists.

Costa Mesa returns to Orange Coast League play at Orange on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Laguna Beach 67, Lancaster Antelope Valley 44: Nolan Naess scored 26 points for the Breakers in Monday’s Coach Mike’s Long Shot Challenge at Costa Mesa High.


Lucas Kravitz and Willie Rounaghi each made four three-pointers and finished with 12 points for Laguna Beach (10-14), which outscored the Antelopes 20-3 in the fourth quarter.

The Breakers play a Wave League game at Fountain Valley Wednesday at 7 p.m.


Laguna Beach 8, Newport Harbor 3: Morgan Van Alphen and Rachael Carver had two goals apiece for the visiting Breakers, who improved to 4-0 in the Surf League on Monday.

Carver and Grace Houlahan each had two assists, and Quinn Winter made 12 saves for Laguna Beach, which improved to 18-1 overall.


Taylor Smith and Brooke Banta scored for the Sailors (12-8, 1-3 in league).


Twitter: @DailyPilotSport

To report scores or newsworthy items, contact the sports staff listed below:

David Carrillo Peñaloza, Sports Editor

(714) 966-4612,

Twitter: @ByDCP

Matt Szabo, Sports Reporter


(714) 966-4614,

Twitter: @mjszabo

Andrew Turner, Sports Reporter

(714) 966-4611,

Twitter: @ProfessorTurner