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High School Roundup: Costa Mesa boys’ basketball alone in first place in Orange Coast League

Costa Mesa’s Tre Villalpando (5) and George Williamson (35) celebrate a last second shot to close th
Costa Mesa High’s Tre Villalpando (5), seen celebrating with George Williamson (35) at Estancia on Jan. 9, led the Mustangs to an 81-50 win at Orange Wednesday.
(Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

Tre Villalpando had 28 points for the Costa Mesa High boys’ basketball team in Wednesday’s 81-50 victory over Orange in an Orange Coast League game on the road.

Osman Hefner scored 16 for Costa Mesa (12-11, 6-1 in league), which moved into outright first place in the league after Estancia lost 49-48 to Santa Ana. Both the Eagles and Saints are 5-2 in league play.

Nico Dasca added 14 points for the Mustangs, who host Saddleback on Friday at 7 p.m.

Los Alamitos 50, Newport Harbor 47: Tyler Matthews hit a game-winning three-pointer at buzzer for the visiting Griffins, and the Sailors dropped to last place in the Surf League on Wednesday.

Los Alamitos shares second place in the league with Corona del Mar at 2-2, one game behind Edison, which is 3-1 with two games remaining.

Robbie Spooner had 16 points for Newport Harbor (22-4, 1-3 in league). Sam Barela added 10 points.

The Sailors host Edison on Friday at 7 p.m.

Marina 65, Huntington Beach 50: Jakob Alamudun had 27 points, and the Vikings stay tied for first place in the Wave League on Wednesday.

Dean Keeler had 16 points for Marina (14-12, 3-1 in league), which shares the top spot with Laguna Beach.

The Vikings host Fountain Valley on Friday at 7 p.m.; while the last-place Oilers (8-18, 0-4) play at Laguna Beach.

Laguna Beach 51, Fountain Valley 46: Lucas Kravitz had 18 points for the visiting Breakers in Wednesday’s Wave League game.

Nolan Naess added 17 points for Laguna Beach (11-14, 3-1 in league).

Garrett Young scored 14 points for Fountain Valley (9-17, 2-2), which dropped to second place in the league.

Santa Ana 49, Estancia 48: The Eagles dropped into a second-place tie with the host Saints after Wednesday’s Orange Coast League game.

Estancia (14-11, 5-2 in league) are at home against Orange on Friday at 7 p.m.


Laguna Beach 8, Los Alamitos 2: Nicole Struss scored twice for the Breakers, who clinched at least a tie for the Surf League title with one match remaining after Wednesday’s win at Newport Harbor High.

Imani Clemons, Kenedy Corlett, Emma Lineback, Tea Poljak, Rachael Carver and Cici Stewart also scored for Laguna Beach (19-1, 5-0 in league), the top-ranked team in CIF Southern Section Division 1 and 2.

The Breakers can clinch the outright title with a win over Corona del Mar in Tuesday’s league finale.

Top-seeded Laguna Beach begins play in the Irvine Southern California Championships tournament against Agoura on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Corona del Mar High.

Huntington Beach 19, Marina 0: Courtney Heydorff scored five goals for the Oilers, who clinched the outright Wave League title with the victory Wednesday at Newport Harbor High.

Elizabeth Lovat and Cheyanne Graham each added three goals for Huntington Beach (15-10, 5-0 in league).

Edison 14, Fountain Valley 2: Sam Worley scored four goals for the Chargers in Wednesday’s Wave League match at Newport Harbor High.

Hannah Taylor and Riley Boehm each added two goals for Edison (8-13, 3-2 in league).

Fountain Valley fell to 2-3 in the league.


Fountain Valley 3, Laguna Beach 1: Malachi Wright scored twice to keep the host Barons in a first-place tie in the Wave League on Wednesday.

Sebastian Rus also scored for the Barons (13-5, 3-1 in league), which is tied with Huntington Beach (7-13-3, 3-1) for first.

The Barons will travel to Marina (6-11-2, 2-2) on Friday.

Edison 0, Corona del Mar 0: The host Chargers, who are 12-4-5 overall and 3-0-1 in the Surf League after Wednesday’s match, remained three points ahead of the Sea Kings (12-3-1, 2-1-1) for first place.

Costa Mesa 2, Orange 0: Minh Nguyen and Sammie Dokavic scored goals for the visiting Mustangs in Wednesday’s Orange Coast League contest.

Walter Olmedo made six saves for Costa Mesa (6-10-2, 3-4 in league), which produced its second straight shutout victory.

Santa Ana 4, Estancia 0: The visiting Eagles dropped to 10-6-4 overall and 3-2-2 in the Orange Coast League after Wednesday’s match.

Estancia has a two-point lead over Costa Mesa for third place with three league matches remaining.


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