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Girls' Basketball: Barons, Oilers start strong

Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach highlight area girls' basketball teams with big wins at Barons' tournament.

December 05, 2012|By Mike Sciacca

Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach launched their seasons with big victories Tuesday at the Hoops Challenge girls' basketball tournament at Fountain Valley High.

The host Barons rolled past Long Beach Jordan, 57-35. Senior guard Jasmine Matar powered her way to 15 points and 11 rebounds and had seven steals. Senior guard Jocelyn Calvillo scored eight points and had five steals, senior forward Kelcie Mayott had six points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots, sophomore guard Ashley Masuda scored eight points with four steals, and senior forward Danielle Tran had six rebounds and four steals.

"We were able to control the speed of the game and get out in transition early and often," said Cory Clarke, who won in his coaching debut at Fountain Valley. "We are excited about the season, but we will miss our captain and our leader, Amy Yoshinaga, due to a knee injury."

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Huntington was a 55-40 winner over Schurr of Montebello. Junior guard Stephanie Louie led with 13 points, junior point guard Paola Roa scored 11 and freshman Anna Bullock scored seven in her varsity debut.

"We started off playing very hard and played tough all game," Huntington Coach Russ McClurg said. "We are very young and will continue to improve each game."

The Hoops Challenge at Fountain Valley continues with four pool-play games starting at 3 p.m. Thursday. The tournament continues Friday and ends Saturday. The championship game is set for 2 p.m. Saturday. Twelve teams, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos, Tesoro, Esperanza, El Toro, Beckman, Valencia/Placentia, Kennedy, La Quinta/Westminster, Schurr and Costa Mesa, are vying for the tournament title.

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Brethren Christian: The Warriors dropped their season opener, 49-27, to Tarbut V'Torah Monday. Senior Annie Huie led BC in scoring with 15 points.

"The game served as a good experience for our six freshmen in their first varsity completion," BC Coach Jeff Wallace said. "It allowed them to have the opportunity to shake the jitters and get that behind them. They can now look forward to growing as a player and a team."

BC starts play Monday at the Orangewood Academy Tournament. The Warriors will face Calvary Chapel of Santa Ana in a first-round game.

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Edison: The Chargers (3-1) finished runner-up at the Century Tournament. In the tourney's title game Saturday , the Chargers fell, 63-42, to Sunset League rival Los Alamitos. Senior point guard Geena Gomez scored a team-high 16 points.

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