Vanguard earns impressive sweep


Vanguard def. Fresno Pacific

COSTA MESA — The host Lions swept the No. 9-ranked Firebirds, 25-15, 25-19, 25-18, behind seven kills from senior KaUwila Lavea in Golden State Athletic Conference action Saturday.

Jamie Heenan had five kills to help No. 13-ranked Vanguard improve to 21-10, 10-6 in conference.

FPU is 14-10, 10-6.



UC Irvine, 84, San Diego Christian 63

IRVINE — Freshman Collin Woods had a game-high 16 points in helping the Anteaters to an exhibition victory Saturday night at the Bren Events Center. Will Davis II added 13 points and 10 rebounds and Aaron Wright finished with 10 points for UCI.


Cal State San Marcos 86, Vanguard 61

OCEANSIDE — Christopher Raybon paced the Lions with 16 points and two steals in a nonconference road loss Saturday night. Vanguard was outscored, 49-28, in the second half after trailing by just four points at halftime.



Stanford 100, Vanguard 54

STANFORD — Ariel Castillo scored 14 points and Taylor Belmont added 11 for the Lions in an exhibition setback on the road.



Southern California Regional Championships

SAN BERNARDINO — Freshman Chelsea Clifford finished fifth and sophomore Analicia Silva was sixth to lead Orange Coast College to a second-place team finish Saturday at San Bernardino Valley College.

Clifford completed the 3.1-mile course in 18 minutes, 11.6 seconds, just more than 16 seconds behind individual champion Karen Rosas from Glendale.

Silva's time was 18:12.71 as five Pirates finished in the top 36.

Sophomore Grace Adams-Handy (23rd in 18:53.92), freshman Carmille Garcia (30th in 19:10.49) and sophomore Sulema Sanchez (36th in 19:18.97) also stood out for OCC.

OCC's cumulative time was nearly three minutes slower than victorious Glendale.'



Southern California Regional Championships

SAN BERNARDINO — Orange Coast College finished fifth, led by three runners in the top 30 on Saturday at San Bernardino Valley College.

OCC sophomore Hugo Gutierrez completed the four-mile course in 20 minutes, 55.92 seconds to place 21st.

Sophomore Zackary Ellis (29th in 21:05.84), freshman Austin Little (30th in 21:06.85), freshman Matt Bottomley (38th in 21:15.46) and sophomore Michael Taylor (44th in 21:20.61) also performed well for the Pirates.

San Bernardino Valley won the team event and Daniel Herrera, a freshman from Cerritos, won the individual title in 19:58.60.

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