Four locals win league crowns

Edison boys and girls, and Ocean View and Brethren Christian boys' squads capture league championships.

February 16, 2011|By Mike Sciacca,
  • Marina's Josh Long (33), left, tries to dribble past Edison's Dreon Barlet during last week's game at Marina High School.
Marina's Josh Long (33), left, tries to dribble… (KENT TREPTOW, HB…)

In the final week of the 2010-11 prep basketball regular season, four local teams won league championships.

In girls' basketball, Edison rolled a perfect 10 — as in, 10-0 — to comfortably win the Sunset League crown. In boy's basketball, the outcome of league races hinged on what happened the nights of Feb. 10 and last Friday. When the games went into the books, Edison shared the Sunset League title with Los Alamitos, Brethren Christian shared the Academy League title with St. Margaret's and Ocean View barged in on the final night to forge a three-way tie with Segerstrom and Loara for the Golden West League championship.


Boys' Basketball

Edison: With the Sunset League boys' basketball championship on the line Feb. 10, the Chargers went to Marina High knowing what they needed to do in order to earn a piece of the big prize. How they did it was most impressive. Not showing the stress of what was at stake, the Chargers went about things in a business-like fashion from the get-go.


"We came in here focused and didn't have any jitters at all," senior guard Dylan Garrity said. "We knew what we had to do and we really came out on a mission from the start."

The result? Garrity scored 26 points for the game, Edison scored the first 26 points of the game and the Chargers won comfortably, 70-44. The victory allowed Edison to win a share of the Sunset crown, its first league title in six years. It also was the 24th victory of the season for the Chargers, which is a regular-season record for the program and ties for the most wins in school history for an entire season.

The Chargers (24-2, 8-2 league) have lost just twice this year, to Huntington Beach and Los Alamitos, by a combined three points. They never were in danger of falling a third time against Marina. They eliminated whatever drama there could have been in the game's first minute when they took a 5-0 lead. That lead continued to balloon throughout the opening quarter and reached its pinnacle at 26-0.

"It's cool, for sure, to win a championship," Garrity said. "It would have been nice to win it outright, but to go into the playoffs with the No. 1 seed from our league is a great feeling."

Dreon Barlett finished with 21 points for Edison. Jordon Adnams scored 12 points to lead Marina, which finished 2-8 in league and saw its season come to an end.

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