May 25, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

A look at some of the big OC high school boys basketball games on Friday night

Senior guard Jack Stone (No. 23) leads CdM into Friday night’s league opener vs. Newport Harbor. (File photo: Fernando M. Donado, For OC Sports Zone)

It’s a big Friday night of boys high school basketball in Orange County and OC Sports Zone will have highlights and game coverage after the games.

Among the big games tonight:

—Corona del Mar hosts Newport Harbor in a Surf League game at 7 p.m. The Sunset League is divided into the Surf League and the Wave League.

This game always attracts lots of fans and a capacity crowd is expected for Pack the Gym Night. Ryan Schachter’s team, led by high scoring senior Jack Stone is 14-6 overall. Bob Torribio’s Newport Harbor squad, led by Luke Bashore and Robbie Spooner, has the best record in the league at 18-4.

The homecourt edge could play a factor in this one.

—Valencia plays Crean Lutheran at 6 p.m. at Crean Lutheran. Remember, this league starts its games at 6 p.m. Both teams are tied for second place with 2-1 records and both squads are coming off losses. Valencia is 16-5 overall and Crean Lutheran 10-8, but the Saints, led by high scoring guard Drew Yezbak, have played a challenging schedule.

—Tesoro’s boys basketball team, 16-3 overall, hosts Laguna Hills in a Sea View League game at 7 p.m. San Juan Hills is currently atop the league standings with a 3-0 record but Coach Steve Garrett’s Tesoro team (2-0 in league) can move into a tie for first place with a victory.

—Segerstrom hosts Ocean View in a key Golden West League game at 7:15 p.m. Ocean View (13-8, 3-0) leads the league while Segerstrom and Garden Grove are tied for second with 2-1 records.

Please check back later for highlights and game stories and photos on OC Sports Zone.

-Tim Burt, OC Sports Zone; timburt@ocsportszone.com