Saturday could be remembered as the greatest day in the history of Orange County high school sports.
You don't believe us? OK, consider this:
There were 17 county teams competing for CIF-SS titles in basketball and soccer.
Those teams were taking part in 15 championship games.
All of it happened in one day and eve
Joe Furstinger made a crucial 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter, and Santa Margarita beat Brea Olinda, 53-46, in the 3AA championship game.
The Trinity League won three CIF-SS boys basketball titles. JSerra and Mater Dei also won CIF-SS boys basketball championships.
Halftime: San Gabriel Academy 30, Saddleback Valley Christian 27
Miles Seward has 14 points for SVC in the first half, but the Warriors still trail by three. Marcus Lovette Jr. has a game-high 15 at the break. The Eagles have been more aggressive offensively, earning 16 trips to the free throw line in the first 16 minutes of play.
Brea and Santa Margarita are tied, 26-26.
Jonathan Wallace has 7 points and Zac Jervis has 7 for Brea.
Devonte Klines leads Santa Margarita with 8 points.
Brea made 39 percent of its shots. Santa Margarita shot 32 percent in the first half.
Very energetic first half.
Midway through the second quarter, Brea Olinda has a 22-17 lead over Santa Margarita.
Colin Greenwood hit a big 3-pointer for Brea to push the lead to five.
Devonte Klines has six points for Santa Margarita.
Santa Margarita won its first CIF-SS championship with a 3-0 victory against Edison on Saturday night. It was the program's first championship in 12 years.
The absence of MacKenzie Cerda loomed large for Edison, who lacked offensive firepower throughout the night.
"Huge, huge, huge," Eagles coach Ch
Division 5AA: Saddleback Valley Christian vs. San Gabriel Academy
Location: Godinez High School
Outlook: SVC has won 16 straight contests headed into Saturday night's championship game. Fifteen of those 16 wins have come by double-digits, including three playoff wins by an average margin of 31 points. Not to
Division 5A final: Ribet Academy of Los Angeles 47, Orangewood Academy 27
The Spartans just had no answer for Ribet Academy's size down low.
The Fighting Frogs had upwards of 25 offensive boards on the night. While they didn't shoot particularly well, they turned many of those rebounds into easy buckets throughout the nigh
Stanley Johnson made a group of free throws in the final moments to seal the win.
It is Mater Dei's 22nd CIF-Southern Section boys basketball championship in Coach Gary McKnight's 32 seasons coaching the Monarchs.
It is the second-lowest points total for Mater Dei in a CIF-SS championship game win.
In 1999, the Monarchs b
Chino Hills has put together an 11-0 run here in the third quarter. Mater Dei's lead is down to 30-28 with 2:13 to go in the third quarter.
Mater Dei is 2 for 6 in this quarter. Stanley Johnson has no shot attempts this quarter.
End of first quarter: Ribet Academy of Los Angeles 11, Orangewood Academy 10
We said size might be an issue for the Spartans. 6-foot-1 Celine Bolton-Ford has seven points to lead Ribet Academy who is currently on a 5-0 run.
Chino Hills 9, Mater Dei 7
A putrid first quarter of basketball.
Stanley Johnson missed his first five shots. He has all seven MD points.
He has taken 9 of Mater Dei's 12 shots.
Chino Hills is 3 for 13 from the floor.
It's more of the same in the second half for Santa Margarita and Edison.
The Chargers are still having trouble putting together any kind of attack, while the Eagles have remained on the offensive.
Santa Margarita leads, 2-0, with less than 20 minutes left, but has missed out on some chances to build its lead.
Division 5A: Orangewood Academy vs. Ribet Academy of Los Angeles
Location: Godinez High School
Outlook: Orangewood Academy is looking to win its second CIF-SS championships in three years. The Spartans top five scorers are either freshmen or sophomores, but they've won their four playoff contests by an
A lot of things needed to go right for Edison to pull off the upset of Santa Margarita tonight.
And none of those things happened in the first half. The Eagles hold a 2-0 lead at the break and are on their way to their first CIF championship in more than a decade.
A corner kick was given to the Eagles in the third minute. T
Here's a look at some of the final stats from El Dorado's 65-52 loss against West Torrance:
El Dorado scoring: Brooke Salas 18, Jaylin Jones 18, Haylee Byrne 8, Miranda Martinez 5, Jennifer Ventura 3.
West Torrance scoring: Kayla Sato 23, Kylie Fujioka 19, Hayley Tanabe 9, Jasmine Jones 6, Amie Nelson 4, Bailey Kurahashi
Final score -- ML King 61, Villa Park 46.
Villa Park got beat by a superior group of athletes, and a well-coached group, too. King coach Tim Sweeney is one of the better ones in Southern California.
King got 14 offensive rebounds.
Lamont Tyler was excellent again for Villa Park. He soft-touched his way to 26 points and ha
Villa Park, which finished fourth in the Century League, did pretty well by getting all the way to the 1A championship game.
Only one team that would have been in the 1A bracket was sent to the Open Division, JW North of Riverside, so it was not a totally watered-down division.
Villa Park could be selected to the CIF Southern Cal