Girls' Basketball Previews

November 27, 2013|By Mike Sciacca

Local prep girls' basketball teams begin the season in the coming week. Below is a capsule look at the local prep girls' basketball teams for 2013-14.

Edison Chargers

League: Sunset

Head coach: Dan Wiley (sixth year)

Last year's records: 18-8 overall; 8-2 league (second).

2013 CIF results: Lost second round Division 1A to eventual champion Etiwanda.

Last league title won: Program has won title four of last five years (CIF champion 2011).


Returning varsity players: Loli Gomez, W, Sr. (first-team all-league); Justine Modde, W, Soph, (first-team all-league); Marlies DeJong, C, Jr. (8 rebs. pg.); Alyssa Atencio, G, Soph.; Jackie Bento, W, Soph.; Erin Hitomi, G, Jr.

Varsity newcomers: Ali Wester, G, Jr.; Jennie Kwok, G, Soph.; Molly Martel, W, Jr.; Jasmyn Winters, G, Soph.; Kaitlyn Rodriguez, W, Jr.

Coach's take: "It's going to be a interesting and wide open Sunset League this year, it will be fun," Wiley said. "If we can overcome our youth, we should be fine."

Season opener: Monday , at Century Tournament.

Fountain Valley Barons

League: Sunset

Head coach: Cory Clarke (second year)

Coaching staff: Craig Takashima; Sami Little.

Last year's records: 11-16 overall; 3-7 league (fourth)

2013 CIF results: Reached second-round Division 1A playoffs.

Last league title won: 1996

Returning varsity players: *Emily Krause, G/P, Sr.(9 points/6; Amy Yoshinaga, G, Sr.; Ari Jacobsen, G, Jr.; Ashley Masuda, PG, Jr.; Mikaila Pacis, P, Soph.; Martine Caponera, G, Sr. (*denotes returning starter).

Varsity newcomers: Michelle Wu, G, Jr.; Aimee Kim, PG, Soph.; Andie Kristinat, G., Fr.; Jackie Mach , PG, Jr.; Brenda Erickson, P, Sr.; Alyssa Foster, G, Sr.; Christina Huynh, G, Sr.

Coach's take: "We are small, but quick and aggressive," Clarke said, "Together, there is good depth that allows us to put pressure and control the pace of games. Our defense will make it tough for opponents to run their offense consistently."

The schedule: The Barons host their annual Hoop Challenge Dec. 9-14.

Season opener: Defeated Northwood, 74-34, Tuesday. Krause went seven-for-seven from the floor and scored 15 points and nine rebounds; Wu 14 points, three steals; Masuda eight points, five assists, four steals; Kristinat and Huynh both scored eight points; Caponera and Jacobsen each scored seven points.

Huntington Beach Oilers

League: Sunset

Head coach: Russ McClurg (11th year)

Coaching staff: Marshall McClurg; Ruby Viloria.

Last year's records: 19-7 overall; 7-3 league (third).

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