The two-week holiday break has sent local prep basketball teams across the Southland and country for tournament games. Teams have hit destinations such as Florida, Arizona, Nevada and Palm Desert.
Locally, two girls' basketball tournaments are in their final stages. Edison is hosting the Orange County Championships and Marina is hosting the Larry Doyle Basketball Classic. Both events conclude Thursday with consolation and championship action.
Brethren Christian: The Warriors stormed to a 26-0 first-quarter lead on Desert Chapel on Tuesday at the MaxPreps Holiday Classic (Small Schools Division) and went on to a 54-22 victory, with every Warrior hitting the scoring column. BC's balanced attack was led by 10 points each from senior center Kate Jensen and junior guard Sara Hodges.
The Warriors face Desert Mirage at the tournament Thursday.
Edison: The Chargers began play at the Orange County Championships tournament Monday and came away with a 79-19 pasting of Oxnard. On Tuesday, Edison routed St. Anthony of Long Beach, 78-52, in the quarterfinals. In the win over St. Anthony, freshman center Katie Lou Samuelson dropped in a game-high 29 points, junior point guard Karlie Samuelson scored 22 and senior forward Rilee Horton scored 12.