Oilers edge Barons in opener

High School Basketball

Huntington Beach's defense is stifling in Sunset League boys' basketball game

In girls' action, Edison and Huntington play critical league game Thursday.

January 11, 2012|By Mike Sciacca
  • Huntington Beach's Harley Ruder goes up for a shot as Fountain Valley's Sean Finley, left, and Josh Armstrong try to block him a during Sunset League game at Huntington Beach High School on Friday.
Huntington Beach's Harley Ruder goes up for a shot… (SCOTT SMELTZER,…)

Edison and Huntington Beach set up an early showdown in the Sunset League girls' basketball race by rolling to league victories Tuesday. The Chargers did so by downing visiting Fountain Valley, 72-53; the Oilers by taking care of host Los Alamitos, 51-36.

The Chargers, ranked fifth in CIF Division 1AA, and the Oilers, ranked fourth in Division 1A, meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Huntington gym.

Below is a team-by-team recap of the previous week.


Girls' Basketball

Brethren Christian: The Warriors got their second Academy League victory Tuesday by blitzing Oxford Academy early and running away to a 45-22 win. Senior guard Diannia Demaziliere led all scorers with 12 points. Junior guard Abigail Luce posted seven points and senior forward Emily Janio and freshman Lisa Hobson each scored six points for the Warriors (13-5 overall), who ran up a 13-0 lead to start the first quarter.

Brethren Christian, ranked tied at No. 9 in CIF Division 5AA, went 1-1 in the first week of their league schedule, splitting games against defending-champion Whitney and Crean Lutheran. Demaziliere and junior forward Brooke Hernandez both scored nine points in a 46-31 loss to Whitney on Jan. 4. The Warriors rebounded Saturday to beat Crean Lutheran, 35-20, led by junior guard Sara Hodges' 12 points.


"I was very happy with our performance against Whitney to open league," BC Coach Jeff Wallace said. "We managed to hold their two leading scorers in check and hold them 16 points below their season (team scoring) average."

The Warriors play Sage Hill in a 6:30 p.m. league game Friday at Ocean View High. At 3 p.m. Saturday, they play Calvary Chapel of Downey in the Small Schools Showcase at Liberty Christian School in Huntington Beach.

Edison: The Chargers took a 26-8 first-quarter lead on visiting Fountain Valley Tuesday and went on to beat the Barons, 72-53, to improve to 2-0 in league and 12-2 overall. Five Chargers scored in double figures, with freshman Katie Lou Samuelson scoring a game-high 20 points.

In its league opener Jan. 5, Edison jumped out to a 41-4 halftime lead on Newport Harbor — holding the Sailors scoreless in the second quarter — and cruised to a 55-18 road victory. Samuelson scored a game-high 24 points to lead nine Chargers in the scoring column.

On Thursday, Edison plays at 6 p.m. at Huntington Beach. The Chargers also host Marina in league play at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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