The girls' basketball teams at Huntington Beach and Edison traveled to Arizona last week to test the competition at the prestigious Phoenix NIKE Tournament of Champions, and both the Oilers and Chargers returned to Surf City with division championship trophies.
Huntington took the Red Division championship Dec. 22 by running past Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth, 75-55, at Chandler, Ariz. Kelsey Minato had six three-point shots and 32 points and was named MVP of the division. Maya Kennedy scored 16 points and was named to the division's all-tournament first-team. The Oilers, who shot 65% from the field for the game, jumped out to a 16-0 lead on the Trailblazers.
"This was a great experience for our team because it taught us a lot about how important team chemistry is," Huntington Coach Russ McClurg said. "This tournament was great for the younger players and they learned a lot from it."