June 15, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

OC high school boys basketball final scores and highlights from Friday, Nov. 24


Irvine 62, Tustin 61 (OT): Irvine trailed by one with about seven seconds left in regulation of the semifinal, tied the game and won it in overtime to advance into the finals Saturday at 7:30 p.m. against Royal. The Vaqueros (4-1) were led by Cooper Stearns, who had 24 points. Ali Dal had 15 points and Taewon Kim and Jalen Yim eight points each for Irvine. Dal had the tying basket in regulation and the go-ahead free throw in overtime to win it.

Johnny Villagrana scored 15 points and Ethan Contreras scored 12 points for Tustin, which will face Northwood in third place game at 6 p.m.

Royal 63, Northwood 59: The Timberwolves (3-1) lost in the championship semifinals. Ryan Abaye led Northwood with 18 points and five steals. Zaid Yunis had 12 points and five rebounds. TJ Navarro scored nine points and had three rebounds and two steals and Justin Liu had seven points and five rebounds. Northwood plays in the third place game Saturday at 6 p.m.

Palm Desert 72, Westminster 70: The Lions (2-2) were led by Vincent Ton, who scored 29 points and Sean Le, who had 22 points.


Mira Costa 70, Crean Lutheran 58: The Saints (0-2) were led by Kaiden Bailey, who scored 24 points and Braeden Davidson, who had 12 points. Crean Lutheran faces Pacifica Christian Saturday.


Cypress 73, Orangewood Academy 35: The Centurions played together as unit on defense limiting the Spartans to only 35 points,” said Cypress Coach Derek Mitchell.

Cypress (2-1) was led by Michael Wright, the player of the game, with 19 points.  Ryan Gov had 10 points and Kingston Birdsong and Ethan Mai two 3-pointers each for Cypress.

The Centurions finished the game with 13 3-pointers.  Cypress takes on Tesoro at Marina on Saturday at 1 p.m. Marina/Foothill Feast Week at Marina.

Orangewood Academy (0-3) was led by Daniel Semonovitch with 15 points and three 3-pointers.


Los Alamitos 101, Cerritos 81: The Griffins were led by Trent Minter, who scored 15 points. Wes Trevino and Amori Guyness had 14 points each, Liam Gray scored 13 and Tyler Lopez 10.


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