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Seahawks continue league dominance

High School Basketball

Boys' squad clinches 14th league crown in past 15 years with another easy win. On girls' side, Huntington edges Edison to move into tie for first.

February 08, 2012|By Mike Sciacca
  • Edison's Rilee Horton, left, shoots over Marina's Jessica Tran.
Edison's Rilee Horton, left, shoots over Marina's… (Steven Georges,…)

The Ocean View boys' basketball won another Golden West League championship Feb. 1, crushing Loara, 77-39. Since then, the Seahawks routed league foe Santa Ana and on Saturday scored a 92-80 nonleague victory over Mission Viejo, the No. 2-ranked team in CIF-SS Division 1A, at the Nike Extravaganza at Mater Dei High.

In the win over Santa Ana, senior Cristian Rivera scored 18 of the Seahawks' 32 first-quarter points and went on to finish with a game-high 31 points. The victory put the Seahawks at 9-0 in league.

Ocean View has won or shared a league championship in 14 of the past 15 years.

The Seahawks showed their depth and balance in Saturday's win over Mission Viejo. Senior center Conor Clifford had 26 points and 13 rebounds, junior guard Josh Mishler tallied 14 points with four assists and three steals, senior guard Robby Weaver 14 points, five assists and three steals, Rivera scored 10 points, freshman guard Kendall Small had nine points and three assists and sophomore guard Dillon Reise came off the bench to contribute 12 points.

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"Conor was a beast," Ocean View co-Coach Jimmy Harris said.

The win Saturday boosted Ocean View, the top-ranked team in CIF-SS Division 2AA, to 22-3 and put its win streak at 16 games.

"This was a great measure of our team's ability to perform against deep, playoff talent," Harris said of the Mission Viejo win. "We will use it as a preview of what type of challenges we may encounter in the playoffs."

Brethren Christian: The Warriors sewed up their fourth consecutive Academy League title Tuesday by holding off holding off St. Margaret's, 63-60, at Ocean View High. Junior center Mamadou Ndiaye scored a game-high 30 points and added 13 rebounds and four blocked shots for BC (21-5, 9-0 in league).

Previously, BC won at Sage Hill on Friday, 56-42, with Ndiaye getting half the Warriors' point total. Billy Bryson added 12 points.

The Warriors conclude regular-season play at 8 p.m. Thursday against Oxford Academy at Liberty Christian School in Huntington Beach.

Edison: The Chargers remained alone in second place in the Sunset League after scoring a 66-52 win Tuesday at Marina. Senior guards Corey Foster and Dreon Barlett scored 21 points apiece and freshman guard Derek Molina added 10 points for Edison (19-6, 6-3).

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