June 15, 2024

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OC high school boys and girls basketball highlights and final scores for Saturday, Nov. 18

Boys basketball


Santa Ana 59, Segerstrom 54: Jack Rivera scored 24 points to lead the Saints (2-2) in a consolation round game. Osten Achmad had 12 points and Issac Alvarez 11 points for Coach Zach Johnson’s team. Segerstrom (1-3) was led by Chris Arteaga who had 20 points and GIlbert Vargas, who had 10 points.

Yorba Linda 57, University 46: Yorba Linda (2-2) was led by Orlando Laws (17 points), Kobe Pietsch (15 points) Dallin Fried (13 points) and Austin Wang (10 points) in the consolation round game. University (1-3) was led by Shervin Moaarrefian and Christian DeBarge who had 13 points each and Andrew Bogard, who had nine points.

California 89, La Quinta 58

Tustin 48, Diamond Bar 34

La Habra 61, Fountain Valley 58: The Highlanders (3-1) finished the tournament with a win in a consolation round game. Acen Jimenez scored 16 points, had five rebounds and five assists, Jaeden Anderson had 15 points, five rebounds and two steals and Grayson Sinek had 15 points, four rebounds and two steals to lead the Highlanders. La Habra’s Joseph Cruz was named to the all-tournament team.

Huntington Beach 54, Valencia 47

San Juan Hills 73, San Clemente 48 (third place): The Stallions bounced back from Friday’s loss in the semifinals with a strong effort in the third place game. Senior captain Nate Brosch, who was named to the all-tournament team, set a school record with 38 points. Mason Hodges added 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Dana Hills 50, Newport Harbor 32 (championship) CLICK HERE FOR FULL COVERAGE

ALL-TOURNAMENT: James Do, La Quinta; Luke Sanchez, California; Jack Rivera, Santa Ana; Estaban Covarrubias, Segerstrom; Tyler West, Diamond Bar; Joseph Cruz, La Habra; Parker Rodriguez, Fountain Valley; Dallin Fried, Yorba Linda; Nate Brosch, San Juan Hills; Christian Fernandez, San Clemente; and Oliver Nakra, San Clemente. Note: Tustin and Uni selections to be announced,.


Cypress 75, South Gate 49: The Centurions played together and had a balanced attack on offense, according to Coach Derek Mitchell. The Centurions’ Kingston Birdsong was the player of the game, with 15 points and three 3-pointers. Michael Wright had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Ryan Gov added 10 points and Jonah Kim eight points.

“Our defense was key today,” Mitchell said. “We’ve been working hard to become a lock down defensive team and I thought today was a good step in that direction.”

Cypress will host Fountain Valley Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Roosevelt 82, Crean Lutheran 52: The Saints were led by Kaiden Bailey, who had 21 points and Braeden Davidson, who scored 13 points. Milanas Luksas had 11 points and eight rebounds for the Saints in their season opener.

Redondo Union 75, Foothill 51: Foothill was led by Danny Kennard, who had 19 points and three rebounds and Blake Pearson, who scored 15 points and made 5 of 7 from 3-point range. The Knights host La Habra Monday at 6 p.m. as part of their Feast Week Tournament.


La Mirada 55, Damien 54 (championship)

Canyon 60, La Serna 41 (third place)

Orange Lutheran 75, Villa Park 54 (fifth place)

El Dorado 50, Glendora 42

Sonora 60, Los Altos 59

Troy 57, Quartz Hill 47

Wilson HH 53, Fullerton 43

Woodbridge 59, Lakewood 55: Jaidon Sabino had 23 points, JC Schindler 15 points and Stephen Lamp 10 points to lead the Warriors to a comeback win.

Sunny Hills 65, Ayala 60

Ontario Christian 64, Calvary Chapel 41

Schurr 65, El Modena 29

Kennedy 69, Environmental Charter 45

Torrance 66, Buena Park 45


JSerra 90, Bakersfield Christian 56: The Lions (3-0) were led by Aidan Fowler, who had 27 points. Korin Hull (16 points), Sebastian Rancik (13 points) and Drew Bowman (10 points) also contributed.


Santa Margarita 64, Orangewood Academy 54: The Eagles won their season opener on the road. Brayden Kyman (17 points), Cameron McNamee (13 points) and Dallas Washington (10 points) led Santa Margarita.

Girls basketball


Championship game

San Clemente 65, Portola 63: Kira Watanabe led Portola with 25 points and five 3-pointers. Kara Niho added 10 points. San Clemente was led by Kylie Husbands (21 points), Izzy Sims (12 points) and Claire Pham (11 points). Pham was named the tournament MVP.

Husbands, Ellie Anderson, Watanabe and Kalynne Abraham-Mendez were named to the all-tournament team.


Sunny Hills 46, San Jacinto 32: The Lancers (2-0) were led by Erin Choi, who had 19 points and Natalie Do, who had 12 points.

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