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Seahawks stunned early

High School Basketball

Top-seeded Ocean View has no answer for hot-shooting Thousand Oaks in Division 2AA second-round setback.

February 22, 2012|By Mike Sciacca
  • Ocean View High's Cristian Rivera, left, bumps teammate Dillon Reise after a three-pointer by Reise forces Redondo Union to call a timeout during Friday's first-round game. The Seahawks easily defeated Redondo Union, but had no such luck against Thousand Oaks in the next round.
Ocean View High's Cristian Rivera, left, bumps… (KEVIN CHANG, HB…)

Tuesday was not a good night for four local boys' basketball teams, as the postseason came to an end for Ocean View, Edison, Huntington Beach and Brethren Christian.

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Division 2AA

Thousand Oaks 82, Ocean View 65: The visiting Seahawks — the top-ranked team in the division who brought an 18-game win streak into the second-round matchup — couldn't overcome the hot-shooting Lancers, who used the three-point shot to pull off the upset victory. Thousand Oaks, the No. 15-seed that tied for third in the Marmonte League, was 11 of 13 from three-point range.

Senior Cristian Rivera scored 24 points and collected eight rebounds and senior center Conor Clifford had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Seahawks.

"They came out with a lot of energy from the start," Ocean View co-Coach Tim Walsh said. "They had a great crowd, which gave them a great home-court advantage. They played a zone and took some things away from us. We weren't the aggressors and it just felt like things were not going our way all night."

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Ocean View scored a 68-51 opening-round victory Friday over visiting Redondo Union. Clifford led the scoring with 19 points.

The Seahawks finished their season at 24-4.

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Division 1A

El Toro 76, Huntington Beach 48: The No. 12-seeded Oilers were within 10 points in this second-round game against No. 5-seed El Toro before the game slipped away. The visiting Chargers (South Coast League No. 3) scored 25 unanswered points to turn a 38-28 game into a 63-28 blowout early in the fourth quarter.

Huntington went without a basket from the 6:42 mark of the third quarter until six minutes were left in the game. The Oilers, who were plagued by turnovers, also were 17 of 32 from the free-throw line.

Junior forward Harley Ruder led Huntington with 12 points. Senior guard Blake Skorich had 10 points.

"We knew they were a good team, and they were, but for us we just didn't take care of the ball tonight," Huntington Coach Fabian Luna said. "We were sloppy at both ends and couldn't buy a basket in the second half. It was one of those nights."

The Oilers began the playoffs Friday and scored a 52-28 road romp at Katella. Ruder led all scorers with 13 points and junior guard Andrew Tenbrink had 12 points.

Huntington, which tied Edison and Fountain Valley for second place in the Sunset League, closed out its year at 16-13.

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