Orange County basketball highlights for Tuesday, Jan. 22

23-01-2019 08:01

Highlights and top scorers from the Orange County basketball games on Tuesday, Jan. 22.


Tuesday’s basketball scoreboard

Cypress senior Jared Brown surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his career in leading the No. 7 Centurions to a 75-56 win over Pacifica in an Empire League game at Pacifica High. Brown had 25 points and stands at 1,017 for his varsity career. Anthony Tello added 16 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, and Clifton Patterson had 15 points and 12 rebounds for Cypress (23-2, 7-0).

Ja’len Overstreet scored 30 points, 20 over his average, and No. 8 La Habra stayed unbeaten in the Freeway League with a 68-38 win at Sunny Hills. Sam Howlin added 10 points and eight rebounds for the Highlanders (22-2, 7-0).

Daniel Esparza scored 23 points and No. 18 Sonora (18-7, 6-1) stayed close to La Habra in the Freeway League race with an 81-57 win over Fullerton. Sage Guillen led Fullerton with 20 points on six 3-pointers and Will Hollon had 18 points and six assists.

Jon Scherer scored 25 points and No. 25 Crean Lutheran broke a second-place tie with Tustin by beating the Tillers 65-61 in an Empire League game at Crean. Aiden Gilbert added 14 points for the Saints (12-11, 5-2). Kyan Patel took game-high honors with 26 points for Tustin (13-10, 4-3).

Jorge Galvan hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 21 seconds left and Orangewood Academy edged Saddleback Valley Christian 60-59 in a San Joaquin League game. Galvan finished with 19 points.


Tuesday’s basketball scoreboard

No. 22 Tustin played spoiler in the Empire League race, beating No. 21 Crean Lutheran 61-43 at Tustin High to deal a severe blow to the Saints’ title hopes. Crean (20-4, 5-2) was looking at a possible first-place showdown with No. 19 Kennedy on Friday but now must win just to keep its flickering hopes alive. Kennedy (15-8, 7-0) can clinch the title outright with a win. Tustin (20-5, 4-3) held on to a slim chance for a title share.

Regenus Gates scored 30 points and No. 19 Kennedy opened up a two-game lead in the Empire League with a 67-41 win at Valencia. Diya Tailor added 16 points for the Fighting Irish, who can wrap up the outright title with a win over second-place Crean Lutheran on Friday.

No. 13 Aliso Niguel clinched at least a share of the South Coast League title with a 46-35 win at Tesoro. Carley Brown had 15 points and eight rebounds and Sarah Matossian made nine steals to go with her 10 points for the Wolverines (20-5, 6-0).

No. 25 Corona del Mar had a lot more trouble with Edison in their second Surf League meeting of the season Tuesday night. Twelve days after a 28-point victory at Edison, the Sea Kings barely held off the Chargers 40-39 at Corona del Mar. Edison sank a free throw with two seconds left to pull within one point but missed the second free throw. Samantha Uehara scored 17 points and Tati Bruening had 10 points and 10 rebounds for CdM (16-10, 3-1), which set up a first-place showdown at No. 9 Los Alamitos on Thursday. Lainey Johnson led Edison (11-13, 0-4) with 15 points.

San Juan Hills scored the first 18 points of the game and beat Capistrano Valley 55-35 at Capo Valley. Liza Hladek scored 14 points and Jordan Parkhurst had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Stallions (17-6, 5-1), who took sole possession of first place in the Sea View League by a half-game over Laguna Hills.

Newport Harbor got 46 rebounds out of three players in beating Laguna Beach 49-25. Willa Rath had 20 rebounds to go with her 19 points, Emma Fults grabbed 18 caroms and Genevieve Perry pulled down eight.

Tuesday’s top scorers


Pts    Player, school

30    Overstreet, La Habra

27    Dubose, Laguna Hills

26    Patel, Tustin

26    Ruelas, Los Amigos

26    Suri, Tarbut V’Torah

25    J. Brown, Cypress

25    Scherer, Crean Lutheran

25    Siegel, Tarbut V’Torah

24    Francis, Esperanza

24    Terner, Tarbut V’Torah

23    A. Brown, Pacifica

23    Esparza, Sonora

22    Mallette, Pacifica Christian

22    G. O’Neill, Saddleback Valley Christian

20    Guillen, Fullerton

20    Halverson, Brea Olinda

20    Seesemann, Troy

19    Galvan, Orangewood Academy

19    Jimenez, Fairmont Prep

19    Nguyen, Rancho Alamitos

19    Turner, El Dorado

18    Aboagye, Fairmont Prep

18    Hollon, Fullerton

17    Bakke, El Dorado

17    Rasmussen, El Modena

17    Waite, Canyon

17    Wright, Fairmont Prep

16    Miller, Saddleback Valley Christian

16    Tello, Cypress

15    Bopp, Orangewood Academy

15    Patterson, Cypress

14    Arcadio, Troy

14    A. Gilbert, Crean Lutheran

14    Hosozawa, Sunny Hills

14    Paraizo, Orangewood Academy

13    Fransisco, Laguna Hills

13    Poling, El Dorado

13    Valentyn, Aliso Niguel

12    Brown, Pacifica Christian

12    Fabisiak, Pacifica

12    Stines, Sonora

12    Yauney, Troy



Pts    Player, school

30    Gates, Kennedy

26    Manning, Capistrano Valley

20    K. Kubo, Esperanza

19    Lee, Brea Olinda

19    L. Mirhan, Valencia

19    Rath, Newport Harbor

19    Uehara, Corona del Mar

18    Jones, Foothill

18    Monty, Orangewood Academy

18    Tran, La Quinta

17    Fries, Esperanza

17    Goostrey, Rosary

17    Nguyen, Marina

17    Ross, Orangewood Academy

17    A. Sherfey, Whittier Christian

16    Jo. Corona, Whittier Christian

16    Tailor, Kennedy

15    Avinger, Rosary

15    Brown, Aliso Niguel

15    Healy, Marina

15    Johnson, Edison

14    Esquivel, Katella

14    Hladek, San Juan Hills

14    Sakamoto, Marina

13    DeGree, San Clemente

13    Price, Brea Olinda

13    Tafuna, Villa Park

12    El-Atwi, Century

12    Gardiner, San Clemente

12    Parkhurst, San Juan Hills

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