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Steady Barons on a roll

High School Basketball

Fountain Valley boys' basketball team is 8-2 after latest victory, a 69-52 road triumph against Yorba Linda.

December 21, 2011|By Mike Sciacca
  • Fountain Valley Coach Roger Holmes gestures to a referee.
Fountain Valley Coach Roger Holmes gestures to a referee. (SCOTT SMELTZER,…)

The Fountain Valley boys' basketball team is streaking into the holiday weekend.

The Barons picked up two victories earlier in the week, the most recent a 69-52 nonleague drubbing of host Yorba Linda.

"We played a pretty strong defensive game, especially in the second and third quarters as we pulled away," said Coach Roger Holmes, whose Barons improved to 8-2. "Our offense was steady and consistent throughout the game.

"The game was very physical and we had a solid effort throughout."

Tanner Trounce was four of six from three-point range and led all scorers with 21 points. The junior forward also collected nine rebounds. Senior forward Nathan Moss contributed 13 points and six rebounds, senior guard Zack Richartz hit three three-pointers and finished with 10 points, junior guard Josh Armstrong made four of six shots and tallied 10 points, six rebounds and five assists, and senior guard Sean Myers dished out six assists.

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Fountain Valley started its work week Monday and pulled away to a 67-47 nonleague home win over Segerstrom. Armstrong had a game-high 13 points and added six rebounds, junior forward Sean Finley scored 11 points with six rebounds, Trounce had 10 points, Myers nine points, seven rebounds and five assists and Moss had eight points and 13 rebounds.

"We played a pretty solid game," Holmes said. "I was especially happy with our defensive effort in the second half and the way we shared the ball the entire game."

Fountain Valley takes on San Juan Hills at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Orange County North-South Challenge at El Toro High. Next week, the Barons are in Orlando, Fla., for the KSA Holiday Classic at the Walt Disney Wide World of Sports Complex. They'll open against Ponte Vedra of Florida on Wednesday.

Brethren Christian: The Warriors picked up two victories before the winter break by defeating Pilibos of Los Angeles and Excelsior of Spring Valley Lake.

Brethren Christian pulled away in the final five minutes of its game against Pilibos to score a 60-46 victory. Junior center Mamadou Ndiaye had another impressive game with 37 points, 18 rebounds and five blocked shots. The Eagles routed Excelsior, 72-32, behind a balanced attack that included 18 points by Ndiaye, 14 points by sophomore Caleb Keller, 11 points each by Dakota Warren and senior guard Billy Bryson and nine points by freshman guard Brandon Bryson.

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