Boys' Basketball Roundup: Edison tops Fountain Valley

Rivals Edison and Fountain Valley met Wednesday on the closing night of the first round of the Sunset League boys' basketball season, and it was the host Chargers who came away with a 75-56 victory.

Five Chargers scored in double figures, led by junior guard Brae Ivey's 17 points. Junior guards AJ Garrity and Jake Haar scored 14 and 13 points, respectively, senior guard Nick Rubio had 12 points, and junior guard Derek Molina scored 10.

The win kept Edison in second place in the Sunset standings at 4-1. The Chargers, the seventh-ranked team in CIF Southern Section Division 1A, improved to 17-4 overall.

"Great performance by Nick Rubio and Garrett White off of the bench," Edison Coach Rich Boyce said. "Both provided a spark against a very tough and gritty Baron team."

Fountain Valley senior guard Cory Bitzer hit five three-point shots en route to a game-high 23 points. Senior forward Jordan Venters hit three three-pointers and scored 14 points, and sophomore forward Chris Meyer scored 12.

The Barons fell to 0-5 in league.


In other Sunset League games Wednesday:

Newport Harbor 56, Marina 55: Sophomore wing Buzz Stafford scored 13 points and junior guard Daniel Neff had 11 points for Marina, but the Vikings lost the game at Newport Harbor when Sailors senior guard Nic Sargeant hit a buzzer-beating three-point shot from half court in a dramatic finish.

The Vikings fell to 2-3 in league and 8-13 overall. Newport Harbor improved to 3-2 in league and 12-10 overall.

Los Alamitos 55, Huntington Beach 38: The Griffins, ranked No. 12 in CIF-SS Division 1AA, opened up a 13-point halftime lead on the host Oilers (1-4 league) and went on to claim victory to remain undefeated (5-0) in league play.


In Golden West League play Wednesday:

Loara 59, Ocean View 49: Host Ocean View held a four-point halftime lead on Loara but the Saxons (11-12 overall, 4-2 league) outscored the Seahawks, 37-19 in the second half, to rally for the win and earn a split in the two-game league series between the teams.

Junior guard Zarek Osborne scored 18 points and senior forward Tristan Wenschlag had 11 points for Ocean View which fell to 4-2 in league and 10-12 overall.

Ocean View won the first league meeting between the teams, 47-40, at Loara on Jan. 10.


Boys' basketball schedule

Thursday, Jan. 30 (7 p.m.)

Academy League

St. Margaret's vs. Brethren Christian

(at Ocean View High)

Friday, Jan. 31

(3 p.m.)

Nike Extravaganza

Ocean View vs. Servite

(at Mater Dei High)

(7 p.m.)

Sunset League

Edison at Marina

Fountain Valley at Los Alamitos

Newport Harbor at Huntington Beach

(8 p.m.)

Academy League

Whitney vs. Brethren Christian

(at Ocean View High)

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