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Girls' Basketball Roundup: Edison holding on to lead

Going into Wednesday, Chargers share Sunset League's top spot with Los Alamitos.

February 06, 2013|By Mike Sciacca

Heading into the final week of the regular season, the Sunset League girls' basketball championship was still up for grabs.

After Monday, it was down to a two-team race between Edison and Los Alamitos, teams that shared the league's top spot with one game to play. The Sunset schedule was completed Wednesday, but scores from all three games weren't available at press time.

Edison maintained its hold on a piece of the lead Monday by defeating rival Fountain Valley, 62-55. Four-year varsity player Riley Lowe came up "huge" on senior night, Chargers Coach Dan Wiley said. The senior guard drained five three-point shots and finished with a career-high 16 points, to go along with nine rebounds.

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In another big senior performance, St. Joseph's-bound point guard Geena Gomez scored a game-high 21 points and had 12 assists. Freshman forward Justine Modde also scored 16 points.

Edison improved to 8-1 in league and 17-6 overall after a rivalry game that Wiley said was "hard fought and close throughout."

"It was a great night for our seniors to finish strong in what could be their last home game at Edison," Wiley said.

Senior forward Jasmine Matar had a big game for Fountain Valley (10-15, 2-7 in league) with 20 points and 19 rebounds with two steals. Junior guard Danielle Kennedy hit three three-pointers and finished with 12 points. Junior forward Emily Krause had seven points and eight rebounds and senior forward Danielle Tran scored six points and played "lock-down defense," Fountain Valley Coach Cory Clarke said.

"Our girls did exactly what I asked them to do [Monday night]," Fountain Valley Coach Cory Clarke said. "We wanted to contain the Gomez girls and make someone else beat us. Riley Lowe did. She made five out of 10, three-point field goals. Each one stopped our momentum."

Los Alamitos kept pace with Edison by winning, 57-36, Monday against visiting Huntington Beach. Junior guard Stephanie Louie had three three-pointers and led the third-place Oilers (17-6, 6-3) with 11 points. Huntington made only 12 of 46 shot attempts and was just five of 13 from the free-throw line.

Marina's senior night game against Newport Harbor Monday was a success, as the Vikings rolled to a 49-20 victory over the visiting Sailors. The win put the Vikings at 3-6 in league and 12-13 overall.

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