Seahawks stunned early

Tuesday was not a good night for four local boys' basketball teams, as the postseason came to an end for Ocean View, Edison, Huntington Beach and Brethren Christian.


Division 2AA

Thousand Oaks 82, Ocean View 65: The visiting Seahawks — the top-ranked team in the division who brought an 18-game win streak into the second-round matchup — couldn't overcome the hot-shooting Lancers, who used the three-point shot to pull off the upset victory. Thousand Oaks, the No. 15-seed that tied for third in the Marmonte League, was 11 of 13 from three-point range.

Senior Cristian Rivera scored 24 points and collected eight rebounds and senior center Conor Clifford had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Seahawks.

"They came out with a lot of energy from the start," Ocean View co-Coach Tim Walsh said. "They had a great crowd, which gave them a great home-court advantage. They played a zone and took some things away from us. We weren't the aggressors and it just felt like things were not going our way all night."

Ocean View scored a 68-51 opening-round victory Friday over visiting Redondo Union. Clifford led the scoring with 19 points.

The Seahawks finished their season at 24-4.


Division 1A

El Toro 76, Huntington Beach 48: The No. 12-seeded Oilers were within 10 points in this second-round game against No. 5-seed El Toro before the game slipped away. The visiting Chargers (South Coast League No. 3) scored 25 unanswered points to turn a 38-28 game into a 63-28 blowout early in the fourth quarter.

Huntington went without a basket from the 6:42 mark of the third quarter until six minutes were left in the game. The Oilers, who were plagued by turnovers, also were 17 of 32 from the free-throw line.

Junior forward Harley Ruder led Huntington with 12 points. Senior guard Blake Skorich had 10 points.

"We knew they were a good team, and they were, but for us we just didn't take care of the ball tonight," Huntington Coach Fabian Luna said. "We were sloppy at both ends and couldn't buy a basket in the second half. It was one of those nights."

The Oilers began the playoffs Friday and scored a 52-28 road romp at Katella. Ruder led all scorers with 13 points and junior guard Andrew Tenbrink had 12 points.

Huntington, which tied Edison and Fountain Valley for second place in the Sunset League, closed out its year at 16-13.

West Ranch 101, Edison 63: The No. 8-seeded Chargers went to Valencia for a second-round game and were bounced from the playoffs by No. 9-seed and Foothill League co-champ West Ranch. Four Chargers scored in double figures, led by senior guard Corey Foster with 17 points. Senior guard Cade Hernandez was next with 16 points, freshman guard Derek Molina scored 14 points and senior guard Dreon Barlett had 13 points.

Edison (20-8) was a 48-36 first-round winner Friday over visiting Rialto. Barlett led the scoring with 19 points.

Capistrano Valley 74, Marina 59: The Vikings outscored No. 2-seed Capistrano Valley by six points in the second half but still fell to the host Cougars first-round game Friday. Senior guard JJ James capped his four-year varsity career with a 27-point performance and fellow senior guard Jordon Adnams scored 16 points.

The Vikings, who were playing under their third coach in three years, were an at-large playoff entry and ended their season 9-17.

"They are a great group of guys who would run through a wall for you," Coach Nick Racklin said. "I couldn't be happier with my first year as a head coach."


Division 5AA

Village Christian 81, Brethren Christian 66: The Warriors' bid for a semifinal appearance was denied by No. 2-seed Village Christian (Olympic League champion, 25-2). Junior center Mamadou Ndiaye scored a career-high 43 points for No. 7-seed BC, which won the Academy League championship and finished the year 24-6.


Division 1AA

Upland 59, Fountain Valley 56: The Barons faced a 20-point deficit heading into the fourth quarter at No. 12-seed Upland (Baseline League No. 2) on Friday but staged a furious rally that fell just short in a first-round game. The Barons outscored Upland, 33-17, in the final eight minutes, but the Highlanders held on for the win by hitting seven of eight free throws down the stretch.

Junior guard Josh Armstrong had 19 points and senor guard Sean Myers, in his final game as a Baron, scored 10 points with six assists, four rebounds and four steals.

Fountain Valley finished the year 17-9, its best record in 10 years, second-year Coach Roger Holmes said.


Girls' Basketball

Edison and Huntington Beach both advanced to the second round in their respective divisions after picking up first-round wins Saturday. The Chargers and Oilers played second-round games on Wednesday, but the scores weren't available at press time. Also Saturday, Brethren Christian, Fountain Valley, Marina and Ocean View all were eliminated from postseason play.

Edison: The No. 4-seed and Sunset League co-champion Chargers romped past visiting Quartz Hill, 74-44, in Division 1AA action. Senior forward Monay Lee scored a game-high 25 points, junior guard Geena Gomez had 23 points and senior forward Rilee Horton added 17 points as Edison improved to 22-3.

The Chargers played No. 13-seed Cajon (San Andreas League No. 2) on Wednesday. The winner advances to face either No. 5-seed Brea Olinda or No. 12-seed Orange Lutheran in Saturday's quarterfinal at 7 p.m.

Huntington Beach: The Oilers (22-4) ran out to a 28-point halftime lead on Dana Hills (South Coast League at-large) and went on to crush the visiting Dolphins, 76-41, in a first-round Division 1A game. Senior point guard Kelsey Minato had a game-high 26 points and junior forward Jill Nakaso and sophomore guard Paola Roa both scored 13 points.

Huntington, the No. 3-seed in the playoffs, hosted unranked A.B. Miller (Citrus Belt League No. 3) on Wednesday. The winner advances to play either No. 6-seed Poly/Riverside or Santa Margarita at 7 p.m. Saturday () in the quarterfinals.

Brethren Christian: The Warriors reached the second round of the Division 5AA playoffs, where they were edged by host Providence of Burbank, 42-40. Senior guard Diannia Demaziliere and junior guard Sara Hodges both scored nine points and junior forward Brooke Hammond had eight points for the No. 14-seeded Warriors, who led the No. 3-seeded Pioneers (Liberty League champion) 22-16 at the half.

BC (19-10), the No. 3 team from the Academy League, started postseason play Feb. 16 and posted a 41-17 rout of Hamilton of Anza.

Ocean View: The Seahawks (12-16) bowed out of the Division 3A playoffs after falling, 65-34, to No. 4-seed St. Lucy's (Sierra League champion) of Glendora.

Ocean View, the No. 3 team from the Golden West League, had little trouble with Firebaugh of Lynwood in a first-round game Feb. 16. The Seahawks stormed to a 37-6 halftime lead and went on to record a 51-10 victory. Senior point guard Hannah Ferguson led all scorers with 18 points and junior guards Jessica Zorich and Mari Shigemasa had 12 and 10 points, respectively.

Fountain Valley: The Barons, an at-large entry from the Sunset League to the Division 1A playoffs, were bumped from postseason play by host Burbank, 59-45. Fountain Valley ended its year 13-14.

Marina: The Vikings, another at-large entry from the Sunset League to the Division 1A playoffs, fell in the first round at No. 2-seed and South Coast League co-champion El Toro, 65-32. Senior center McKenzie McCollum paced Marina (8-18) with 20 points.

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