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Boys' Basketball Previews

November 27, 2013|By Mike Sciacca
(SCOTT SMELTZER…)

Tipoff for the 2013-14 prep boys' basketball season is just a few days away, with several local schools starting their respective seasons Saturday at the Coaches for a Cause event at Ocean View High.

The event, which benefits the Jimmy V Foundation For Cancer Research, features eight games (seven boys' games) starting at 8 a.m. and continuing throughout the day. Included in the field of participating schools are the boys' teams from Ocean View, Fountain Valley, Marina and Liberty Christian. The Ocean View girls' team also will play in the event.

Saturday's schedule: 8 a.m.: Liberty Christian vs. Sage Hill; 9:30 a.m.: Magnolia vs. Capistrano Valley Christian; 11 a.m.: Santa Ana Calvary Chapel vs. St. Margaret's; 12:30 p.m.: Ocean View girls' vs. Westminster La Quinta; 2 p.m.: Fountain Valley vs. Troy; 3:30 p.m.: Marina vs. Dominguez; 5 p.m.: Dana Hills vs. Warren; 6:30 p.m.: Villa Park vs. Bishop Montgomery; 8 p.m.: Ocean View vs. Mission Viejo.

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Below is a capsule look at the local prep boys' basketball teams for 2013-14.

Edison Chargers

League: Sunset

Head coach: Rich Boyce (14th year)

Coaching staff: Chris Gray, Jeff Harrell

Last year's records: 17-12 overall; 6-4 league (second)

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

Last league title won: 2011

Returning varsity players: *Brae Ivey, G, Jr. (13.6 ppg., first-team all-league, second-team all-CIF-SS); *AJ Garrity, F, Jr. (8.8 ppg.); *Derek Molina, F, Jr. (10.2 ppg.); *Jake Haar, G, Jr. (8.1 ppg.); Nick Rubio, F, Sr.; Austin Gannon, F, Sr. (*denotes returning starter).

Varsity newcomers: Randall Walker, G., Fr.; Nate Matthews, G, Fr.; Sagar Telang, F, Jr.; Jeremiah Lewis, F, Jr.; Garrett White, F, Soph.; Ryan Clapp, F, Jr.

Coach's take: "We are not very tall but shoot the ball well," Boyce said. "Guard play will be our key."

The schedule: The Chargers play in three tournaments in preseason at Corona del Mar, the Maui Classic in Hawaii, and the Coast Classic at Estancia before the end of the year.

Season opener: Tuesday , 7 p.m., home vs. Palos Verdes.

Fountain Valley Barons

League: Sunset

Head coach: Roger Holmes (fourth year)

Coaching staff: Brendan Holmes and Aren Baghdassarian

Last year's records: 20-7 overall; 8-2 league (champion)

2013 CIF results: Lost first-round Division 1AA playoffs to defending CIF champ Inglewood.

Last league title: 2013

Returning varsity players: Jacob Meyer, F, Sr.; Richard Le, G, Sr.; Chris Meyer, F, Soph.

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