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Basketball teams stay busy during break

High School Roundup

As league play nears, squads continue to compete with plenty of tournament action.

January 02, 2014|By Mike Sciacca
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With the start to the Sunset, Golden West and Academy league title races getting underway next week, local prep boys' and girls' basketball teams are wrapping up nonleague play in tournament and nonleague action.

Teams wrapped up play in holiday tournament action Monday. League play starts Jan. 9 for girls' teams, and Jan. 10 for boys' teams.

Boys' Basketball

•Edison: The Chargers (11-2) made their way to the championship game of the Estancia/Tustin Classic after slipping past Western, 55-54, on a last-second basket by junior guard Jake Haar in Saturday's semifinals. Junior guard Brae Ivey led Edison with 17 points.

The Chargers defeated Servite, 54-46, for the championship in Monday's tournament final.

Edison started the tournament Dec. 26 and routed Canada Archbishop O'Leary, 96-64. Junior guard AJ Garrity scored 22 points, Ivey had 20 points, junior guard Derek Molina 15 points, and Haar and freshman guard Randall Walker also were in double figures with 14 and 12 points, respectively.

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Garrity also had a game-high 25 points the following night, and Ivey scored 12 points, in a 68-51 quarterfinal round win Friday over LACES.

Prior to competing at the Estancia/Tustin Classic, the Chargers took the runner-up spot at the Maui Invitational Dec. 23.

•Fountain Valley: The Barons dropped a 72-65 nonleague game Dec. 24 to visiting Westminster.

Fountain Valley returns to action Monday, hosting Segerstrom in a 7 p.m. nonleague game. The Barons wrap up nonleague play at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday against visiting Beckman.

•Marina: The Vikings went 1-2 to start the Orange Holiday Classic. They defeated Burbank, 44-40, in their opener Dec. 26. Senior guard Derek Mallard scored a team-high 15 points in the win.

Marina plays host to Liberty Christian at 7:30 p.m. Friday in nonleague play.

•Ocean View: The Seahawks completed play Monday at the 24th annual Torrey Pines Classic, where they were edged, 56-54, by La Jolla Country Day. Senior guard Angel Nieves hit four three-pointers and had a team-high 18 points for the Seahawks. Senior forward Tristan Wenschlag scored 13 points and senior guard Evan Bunin finished with 12 points.

Ocean View takes on host El Toro at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Orange County North/South Challenge.

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