Girls' Basketball Roundup: Barons press forward

Senior forward Marisa Teng scored 16 points Tuesday for Fountain Valley, but the Barons were edged by host El Toro, 55-51, in nonleague girls' basketball action.

Teng connected on five three-pointers for the Barons, who took a one-point lead (42-41) into the fourth quarter.

Senior guard Jasmine Matar and junior forward Emily Krause both scored eight points for the Barons.

In previous play, Fountain Valley went 2-2 at the Segerstrom Tournament and finished in ninth place. The Barons started the tournament with consecutive losses to Woodbridge (64-28) and Cypress (50-44), but closed strong with wins over Los Amigos (50-25) and Mission Viejo (66-40).

"Woodbridge overmatched us in every part of the game," Barons Coach Cory Clarke said. "After that game we couldn't find consistent play and blew a 13-point second-half lead against Cypress. We know that we can be good, but we are still learning how to play well consistently."

The Barons begin play Wednesday at the Costa Mesa Winter Classic. They open against California of Whittier at 10:30 a.m. at Costa Mesa High.


Brethren Christian: The Warriors finished play Dec. 12 at the Spartan Classic with a 56-25 loss to host Orangewood Academy. Senior Annie Huie poured in 21 of BC's 25 points.

The Warriors (0-5) also lost, 37-15, to Eastside Christian in a nonleague game Friday. Huie scored seven points and senior Abby Luce had six points.

BC is idle this week. Next week, the Warriors participate at the MaxPreps Holiday Classic hosted by Desert Christian Academy in Bermuda Dunes. They open at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday against Pacifica Christian. BC also plays tournament games Thursday against Desert Mirage and Friday against Palm Springs.


Edison: The Chargers (3-2), who last played Dec. 13 and lost, 57-46 at San Clemente, are in Arizona competing at the Nike Tournament of Champions. They open the tournament with a 4:15 p.m. game Thursday against Rock Canyon of Colorado.


Huntington Beach: The Oilers are currently in Arizona, competing at the Nike Tournament of Championship. They face Tolleson of Arizona in a first-round game Thursday.

Huntington prepped for the Nike event by winning two nonleague games. The Oilers used a big second half to turn back host Esperanza, 56-33, on Dec. 13. Jill Nakaso scored 16 points and Stephanie Louie added 13 points for the Oilers, who outscored the Aztecs, 29-13, in the second half.

On Friday, Huntington routed visiting Santiago of Garden Grove, 77-33. Freshman Anna Bullock hit a trio of three-point shots en route to a game-high 17 points. Sophomore Kaitlyn Rodriguez had 10 points for the Oilers.

"We are playing well for a very young team," Huntington Coach Russ McClurg said.


Marina: The Vikings bounced back from a opening loss to Tesoro at the Ocean View Hawk Holiday Classic to go 3-1 overall and win the consolation championship after defeating Corona del Mar, 51-44.

In the consolation final, senior guard Lauren Dorame scored 14 points and had three steals. Junior forward Natasha Mangham scored nine points with eight rebounds and three steals, senior center Danielle Brown scored eight points and had 12 rebounds and four steals, and junior guard Melissa Lindquist had four points, seven rebounds, six steals and five assists.

Mangham and senior guard Dorame were named to the all-tournament team.

Marina travels Thursday for a 7 p.m. nonleague game at Woodbridge.


Ocean View: The Seahawks reached the title game of their own Hawk Holiday Classic Saturday and in the tournament final, they were defeated, 55-16, by Golden West League rival Westminster.

Ocean View went 3-1 at the event and scored wins over Oxford Academy (56-26), Newport Harbor (38-31), and Pacifica (49-36).

The Seahawks open play Wednesday at the KSA Holiday Tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at Orlando, Fla.

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