May 24, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

Yorba Linda boys basketball team moves on to finals of Grizzly Invitational

Omair Memon of Yorba Linda gets ready to take a shot Friday night.

Yorba Linda’s boys basketball team turned in another solid effort defeating Capistrano Valley Christian 53-41 in the semifinals of the Grizzly Invitational at Godinez Friday night.

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The Mustangs (7-3) move into the championship game Saturday night at 7:45 against Villa Park at Godinez.

Omair Memon (17 points) led Yorba Linda. Alec Mena and Cory Knutson added 12 points each for the Mustangs. Memon and Mena each sank three 3-pointers.

“In tournaments, you’re able to stretch your bench a little bit and see what kind of players you have and who plays when the game is real,” said Yorba Linda Coach Jason Pietsch. “We found a couple guys who have been playing well for us and we’re riding them right now.

“When a couple shots go in early in the game, it obviously gives them confidence and loosens them up a little bit and the defense is probably a little energized by that. But our defense has been really good lately. It’s a great win.”

Yorba Linda led 40-33 after three quarters and finished the game outscoring CVC 13-8.

Festus Ndumayna led CVC (3-1) with 16 points. Blaine Petronis added 11 points.

FULL SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY’S GODINEZ INVITATIONAL

VILLA PARK WINS AND ADVANCES INTO FINAL AGAINST YORBA LINDA

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