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Trio in big game

HB's Roa and Louie, and Marina's Kennedy selected to play in OC all-star game Saturday at Concordia.

April 09, 2014|By Mike Sciacca

Three Sunset League players, seniors Paola Roa and Stephanie Louie of Huntington Beach, and senior Danielle Kennedy of Marina, have been selected to play in the Orange County North-South All-Star girls' basketball game.

Roa and Louie will play for the South, and Kennedy for the North, when the teams tip Saturday at 5 p.m. at Concordia University.

The North-South boys' All-Star game follows at 7:30 p.m.

The North-South 12th-Grade All-Star Games, now in its 49th year, is sponsored by the Orange Coast Optimist Club

Richard Yoon, head coach at Rosary, will coach the North. Westminster Coach Richard Katz is head coach of the South. Huntington Beach Head Coach Russ McClurg is a coach on Katz's South staff.

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Locals named All-CIF in basketball

Eight local prep basketball players have been named All-CIF Southern Section/Southern California Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Assn. in boys' and girls' basketball for the 2013-14 season.

In boys' basketball, a pair of Edison juniors, Brae Ivey (First Team) and Jake Haar (Second Team) made the All-CIF Southern Section Division 1A team. Ivy led Edison with a 15.8 points per game scoring average, and Haar averaged 12.2 points per game.

"Both guys are well deserving," Edison Coach Rich Boyce said. "They both worked hard this season and improved their game which is a huge reason we won 23 games this year. They are both wonderful kids with great personalities. Well deserved honors for two outstanding young men."

Ocean View senior Angel Nieves was named to the Division 3A Second Team. Ocean View Coach Tim Walsh said that Nieves averaged 12 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, and set the Ocean View boys' program record for made three-pointers in a season with 79. Nieves broke the previous single-season mark for three-pointers made set by Ocean View Coach Jimmy Harris in 1992-93.

Brethren Christian sophomore Cameron Griffin (First Team) and junior Brandon Bryson (Second Team) made the Division 5AA boys' team. Griffin averaged 18.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game, and Bryson averaged 10.9 points, 7.7 assists, and 5.1 steals a game.

Both Griffin and Bryson were named First Team All-Academy League.

"It is a great accomplishment for Cameron and Brandon to be recognized by the other coaches in our division, especially since both are underclassmen," BC Coach Jon Bahnsen said. "With both returning next year, we should have a great foundation for another good year."

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