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  • Girls basketball athlete of the week: Naomi Hunt, Troy By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Naomi Hunt Troy The junior forward scored 24 points in a win over Vista Murrieta and a team-high 20 in the Open Division consolation final against Alemany. Hunt drilled a combined eight 3-pointers in those two contests. In Troy’s last four Open Division games, Hunt averaged 17 points. Contact the wr
    Mon Mar 07, 2016
  • Girls basketball player of the week: Meghann Henderson, Sonora By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Meghann Henderson Sonora The junior nailed four 3-pointers and finished with a team-high 14 points in leading Sonora to a 59-34 win over Patriot of Riverside in the CIF-SS Division 3AA semifinals. Henderson is a leader of a swarming pressure-based defense that helped Sonora limit its opponents to 30.5 points per gam
    Mon Feb 29, 2016
  • Girls basketball: O.C. top 10 (2-29-16) By KENNY CONNOLLY
    O.C. Top 10 1. Brea Olinda, 24-4 Ladycats dropped a pair of Open Division games last week to Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth and Alemany of Mission Hills. 2. Troy, 22-6 Warriors ended their week with a 15-point win over Oaks Christian of Westlake in the Open consolation bracket. 3. Mate
    Mon Feb 29, 2016
  • Girls basketball player of the week: Nikki Miller, Rosary By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Nikki Miller Rosary The Royals lone senior led her team in scoring in first- and second-round playoffs victories last week. Miller posted 20 points in a win over San Dimas, and she followed that with 25 points against Basset of La Puente. Miller also scored 20-plus points in consecutive games in the first week of th
    Mon Feb 22, 2016
  • Girls basketball player of the week: Mikayla Buscaino, Yorba Linda By KENNY CONNOLLY
    MIKAYLA BUSCAINO YORBA LINDA The sophomore guard scored 18 points against Villa Park, and 14 in the Mustangs’ regular-season finale against Esperanza. In knocking off the Aztecs, Yorba Linda earned a share of the North Hills League title. Yorba Linda opens the postseason at home against Cathedral City on Thurs
    Mon Feb 15, 2016
  • Girls basketball player of the week: Jackie Cenan, Laguna Beach By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Jackie Cenan Laguna Beach The senior guard scored a season-high 33 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in a win over Costa Mesa, and followed that up with a 26-point, nine-steal effort against Saddleback. Cenan has scored 20-plus points in four consecutive games and is making 64 percent of her shots from the field du
    Mon Feb 08, 2016
  • Girls basketball athlete of the week: Austyn Masuno, Oxford Acad. By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Austyn Masuno Oxford Academy The talented freshman center posted three consecutive double-doubles last week as the Patriots inched closer to capturing the Academy League title. Masuno averaged 21 points, 13 rebounds and four steals in wins over Brethren Christian, Sage Hill and Whitney. She shot just under 80-percen
    Mon Feb 01, 2016
  • Girls basketball athlete of the week: Natalia Bruening, CdM By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Natalia Bruening Corona del Mar The Sea Kings star center was dominant on both ends of the floor last week, scoring 28, grabbing 16 rebounds and blocking three shots against Leuzinger High before a 22-point, 12-rebound showing against Irvine that featured four additional swatted shots. The UC Santa Barbara signee is
    Mon Jan 25, 2016
  • Girls basketball athlete of the week: Maddy Bloom, Dana Hills By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Maddy Bloom Dana Hills The Dolphins senior captain scored a game-high 26 points in grabbing a critical Sea View League road victory over Trabuco Hills last week. Bloom, who is averaging 20.3 points per outing, has notched double figures in all but one game this season, and is one of the primary reasons Dana Hills si
    Mon Jan 18, 2016
  • Girls scholar-athlete of the week: Megan Le, Yorba Linda By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    MEGAN LE YORBA LINDA BASKETBALL GPA: 4.68 Le is a senior point guard for the Mustangs. She’s currently enrolled in AP Physics, AP Literature, AP Government, AP Calculus BC and Art Fundamentals. Le is a four-year member of the California Scholarship Federation. She also volunteers
    Mon Jan 18, 2016
  • Girls basketball athlete of the week: Jayda Adams, Mater Dei By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Jayda Adams Mater Dei The Monarchs junior floor general led her team in scoring three timeslast week, tallying 18 points against JSerra, a career-high 20 versus Rosary followed by 19-point performance in Saturday’s win over North Torrance. In addition to putting up her three highest scoring outputs of the sea
    Mon Jan 11, 2016
  • Girls basketball athlete of the week: Cierra Hall, Fairmont Prep By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Cierra Hall Fairmont Prep The Huskies talented junior forward garnered MVP honors at last week’s West Coast Jamboree, averaging upwards of 17 points per game in the northern California showcase. Hall capped off the tourney with 20- and 24-point showings in the semifinal and championship games. Fairmont Prep won
    Mon Jan 04, 2016