May 25, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

Woodbridge, Beckman, Portola and Century capture league wins in boys basketball

Woodbridge’s Nygle Williams looks to pass off as Lucas Muniz of University defends Thursday night. (Photo Tim Burt, OC Sports Zone)

It was Pack the Gym Night Thursday at University, but Woodbridge High’s boys basketball team shook off the homecourt edge and escaped with a 65-64 Pacific Coast League victory over the Trojans to even its league mark at 2-2.

Nygle Williams scored 18 points, Tom Baker had 10 points and Steven Mimpaya and Elijah Kim had eight points each to lead Woodbridge (4-16 overall).

University (7-12, 2-2) was led by Arjun Gill who scored 23 points and Kody Uyesugi who had 12 points.

“We led wire to wire and actually had a 16-point lead going into the fourth quarter,” said Woodbridge Coach John Halagan.

University made four three-pointers in the final quarter including the last one which banked in at the buzzer.

All the Pacific Coast League games were held Thursday instead of Friday because Friday is a school holiday for the Irvine Unified School District.

Beckman 60, Northwood 49: The Patriots (12-10, 4-0) remained atop the PCL standings with the victory. David Manea scored 16 points, Ethan Bozzo had 10 points and Jake Morrison nine points to lead Beckman.

Northwood (6-16, 1-3) was led by Shandon Sharifi who had 21 points and six 3-pointers. Amit Flint had 10 points for the Timberwolves.

Portola 65, Irvine 54: The Patriots won the PCL game at Portola. Mohsen Hashemi scored 21 points, Soma Doherty had 18 points and Josh Steinberg 10 points to lead Portola (11-11, 3-1).

Irvine (6-15, 0-4) was led by Taeyoung Kim with 15 points and Nicholas DeLuca with 13 points.

Century 61, Savanna 50: The Centurions remained atop the Orange League standings with a win at home. Rodrigo Ramirez scored 26 points, Tyler Thomas had 24 points and Luis Moran nine points to lead Century (13-8 overall).