CdM captures tourney crown

GIRLS' SOCCER

Flintridge Sacred Heart Tournament

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE — Sophomore goalie Kendall Mulvaney was named tournament MVP after helping lead Corona del Mar to its first tourney championship under Coach Bryan Middleton, who is in his 10th season.

Mulvaney recorded five saves in a 1-0 win against Saugus in the title game Wednesday at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. It was her seventh straight shutout.

Maddie O'Connor scored off an assist from Ally Brahs in the fifth minute for CdM (11-1-1) against Saugus.

Annie Alvarado and O'Connor each scored in a 2-0 win over West Ranch in the semifinals earlier in the day.

Mulvaney had three saves against West Ranch.

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GIRLS' WATER POLO

Costa Mesa Winter Classic

COSTA MESA — Chanel Schilling scored with one second left to lift Newport Harbor's junior varsity team to a 7-6 win over Harvard-Westlake's varsity squad and the tournament championship Wednesday at Costa Mesa High.

The Sailors were the lone JV team in the nine-team tournament that Harvard-Westlake won last year. The Wolverines are also the CIF Southern Section Division IV defending champs.

Schilling scored off a pass from Maddy Goodell on a six-on-five. Newport Harbor rallied from a 6-4 deficit with about three and a half minutes left, scoring its final three goals on power-play opportunities.

The Sailors were led by freshman goalie Carlee Kapana, a member of the national cadet team.

"She was the most valuable player," Newport Harbor Coach Brian Melstrom said. "She stepped up big. She allowed us to do a lot of the things we did defensively. She got her hand on a lot of good quality shots."

Melstrom said the Sailors were seeking revenge after losing to Harvard-Westlake in the Costa Mesa tournament last year by more than 10 goals.

Christina O'Beck scored two goals against the Wolverines. The teams were tied with 40 seconds left. Harvard-Westlake failed to score, leaving 20 seconds left for Newport Harbor, which drew an exclusion before Schilling's game-winner.

The Sailors beat Sunny Hills, 14-7, earlier in the day.

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Costa Mesa Winter Classic

COSTA MESA — The host Mustangs finished seventh in the tournament after beating Aliso Niguel, 10-6, on Wednesday at Costa Mesa High.

Aubry Hill scored four goals for Mesa, and Devon Christensen scored a season-high two goals. Kellie Thorsness, Ashley Tfaye, Melissa Folkerts and Katurah Telles each added single goals, and Kaitlyn Hill made eight saves.

Earlier in the day Costa Mesa outlasted Etiwanda, 11-10, in overtime. Kaitlyn Hill had a strong game with 15 saves, including three in the final overtime period to preserve the win.

Thorsness scored a team-best four goals, while Aubry Hill and Tfaye each scored in the first overtime period after the score was tied, 9-9, at the end of regulation.

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BOYS' BASKETBALL

Milwaukee South 59, Newport Harbor 46

KANKAKEE, Ill. — Junior Brian Robbs scored 16 points for the Sailors in a first-round game of the Kankakee tournament, in its 62nd year, Wednesday.

Nic Sargeant added 11 points for Newport Harbor (5-6), which plays in the consolation bracket Thursday.

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Tri-City Christian tournament

Senior guard Stefano Nark scored 19 points for Sage Hill in a 56-54 overtime loss to Guajome Park Academy in a quarterfinal Wednesday at San Dieguito Academy in Encinitas.

Junior guard Darren Chen added 11 points for the Lightning (4-9).

Sophomore guard Jack Williamson scored 19 points, with three three-pointers, in a 43-39 loss to Kern Valley in a consolation game at Vista High.

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GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Los Amigos 52, Estancia 33

GARDEN GROVE — Gianna Jason scored 14 points for the Eagles in a consolation game of the Garden Grove tournament Wednesday.

Celia Duran had 12 points for Estancia (7-8), which plays against Calvary Chapel in another consolation game Thursday.

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