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High School Roundup: Sage Hill boys’ basketball reaches CIF quarterfinals for first time

Sage Hill’s Johnny King turns and shoots a short jumper in the Academy League boys’ basketball cham
Sage Hill School’s Johnny King, pictured taking a jumper against St. Margaret’s on Jan. 31, led the Lightning to a 67-53 victory at San Gabriel Gabrielino on Tuesday.
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Senior center Johnny King had 27 points to lead No. 3-seeded Sage Hill School to a 67-53 win at San Gabriel Gabrielino in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division 5AA boys’ basketball playoffs on Tuesday night.

Sage Hill (20-10) advanced to its first quarterfinal in program history. It also set a new school record for wins in a single season.

The Lightning will play at Los Angeles Yeshiva in the quarterfinals on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Pacifica Christian Orange County 54, Ridgecrest Burroughs 51: Solomon Davis had 23 points and 16 rebounds to lead the visiting Tritons in a CIF Southern Section Division 4AA second-round playoff game on Tuesday.


Josh Sims added 13 points for No. 2-seeded Pacifica Christian (21-7), which hosts Dana Hills in the quarterfinals on Thursday at 7 p.m.

San Pedro Rolling Hills Prep 82, Ocean View 41: The Seahawks (21-9) fell to the top seed Tuesday in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division 3AA playoffs.


Los Amigos 3, San Dimas 1: Vidalia Abarca scored twice for the visiting Barons in Tuesday’s CIF Southern Section Division 5 semifinal playoff match.

Mya Rodriguez also scored for No. 3-seeded Los Amigos (15-3-1), while Jennifer Rincon and Alicia Tinaco had assists.


Los Amigos hosts Coachella Valley in the semifinals Saturday.

Goleta Dos Pueblos 10, Newport Harbor 9: Annie Rankin scored three goals for the host Sailors in a CIF Southern Section Division 1 fifth-place semifinal playoff match Tuesday.


Huntington Beach 8, El Dorado 0: Jake Vogel and Brett Barrera each had two hits for the host Oilers in Tuesday’s nonleague season opener.

Josh Hahn had a pair of runs batted in for Huntington Beach.

Laguna Beach 4, Cerritos 1: Eric Silva had three hits for the Breakers in their nonleague season opener Tuesday at home.

Kolton Freeman also had two hits for Laguna Beach.

Estancia 6, La Quinta 0: Justin Wood allowed two hits in 5 2/3 innings pitched, striking out eight for the host Eagles in their Newport Elks Tournament opener Tuesday.

Long Beach Millikan 5, Ocean View 2: Michael Fernandez drove in both runs for the Seahawks in their nonleague season opener Tuesday on the road.



Costa Mesa 10, Santiago 8: Ethan Votran swept in singles for the Mustangs in their nonleague season opener Tuesday at home.

Eli Weiss-Hung and Harley Tran swept in doubles for Costa Mesa.

Sage Hill 17, Canyon 1: Emin Torlic did not drop a game in three sets for the Lightning in Tuesday’s nonleague season opener at home.

Rohun Krishnan also swept, as did the doubles teams of Robert Gerschultz and Ryan Ha, as well as Matthew Stork and Alan Wong.


Newport Harbor 2, Anaheim 0: Freshman McKayla Cotton threw a shutout with three strikeouts for the host Sailors in a Savanna Tournament game on Tuesday to open the season.

Eliana Gottlieb had two hits and two runs scored for Newport Harbor. Alexis Amaro also had two hits.

Corona del Mar 9, Costa Mesa 2: Makena Tomlinson had a home run, a double and three runs batted in for the visiting Sea Kings in a season-opening game of the Savanna Tournament on Tuesday.

Trasara Alexander added two doubles and two RBIs, and Amerys Barshtak chipped in with a double and two stolen bases.


Sophia Skerik threw six innings and struck out nine.


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