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  • 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
  • Girls basketball player of the week: Sydney Sharp, Foothill By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Sydney Sharp Foothill The Knights sharpshooting senior scored a career-high 48 points against Long Beach Wilson Saturday night in the opening round of the Larry Doyle/Dan Wiley Tournament of Champions. The UC San Diego commit caught fire from beyond the arc, sinking a total of eight 3-pointers. Sharp outscored the e
    Mon Dec 28, 2015
  • Girls scholar-athlete of the week: Roxanne Martinez, Santa Ana Valley By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ROXANNE MARTINEZ SANTA ANA VALLEY BASKETBALL GPA: 4.8 Martinez is No. 1 in her senior class academically at Santa Ana Valley. On the court she was the MVP of the Ocean View Hawk Classic earlier this season leading the Falcons to the title, averaging 23 points a game. In the classroom, she&r
    Mon Dec 28, 2015
  • Girls basketball player of the week: Hannah McArthur, La Habra By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Hannah McArthur La Habra The junior center grabbed a career-high 31 rebounds in a 39-33 nonleague win against La Serna of Whittier on Friday. McArthur also led La Habra with 11 points. McArthur’s previous high in rebounds this season was nine. The Highlanders are off to a 7-2 start. Contact the writ
    Mon Dec 21, 2015
  • Girls scholar-athlete of the week: Aroosa Malik, Yorba Linda By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    AROOSA MALIK YORBA LINDA BASKETBALL GPA: 4.24 Malik is a senior forward on the Mustangs basketball team. She was the JV captain and received the Most Outstanding Player award last year. Her classes include AP calculus AB, AP environmental science and AP economics. She received the Academic
    Mon Dec 21, 2015
  • Girls basketball player of the week: Reili Richardson, Brea Olinda By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Reili Richardson Brea Olinda The senior guard scored 21 points and dished out eight assists in the Ladycat Classic championship game, and was later named tournament MVP. Richardson closed out the week with a 31-point, five steal effort against Fairmont Prep in a highly anticipated nonleague showdown last Saturday nigh
    Mon Dec 14, 2015
  • Girls scholar-athlete of the week: Gloria Bates, Orange Lutheran By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    GLORIA BATES ORANGE LUTHERAN BASKETBALL GPA: 4.62 Bates is a senior forward for the Lancers. She was selected CIF-SS Division 3A Player of the Year last year. She’s currently enrolled in Apologetics, AP Government, AP Latin, Honor Molecular Genetics, AP Calculus and AP English Languag
    Mon Dec 14, 2015
  • Girls basketball athlete of the week: Ally Rosenblum, Mater Dei By KENNY CONNOLLY
    Ally Rosenblum Mater Dei The Monarchs senior forward was named the South Coast Tournament’s most valuable player over the weekend after averaging a team-high 19 points per game in the first full week of the regular season. Rosenblum concluded a stellar tourney by scoring 22 points and grabbing nine rebounds in M
    Mon Dec 07, 2015
  • Girls scholar-athlete: Taylor Loskot, Mission Viejo BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    TAYLOR LOSKOT MISSION VIEJO BASKETBALL GPA: 4.6 Loskot, a three-year starter, was a key member for the Diablos basketball team this year, averaging 10.4 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.9 blocks per game for the Diablos. Her performance in the classroom was even more impressive. She’s enrol
    Mon Mar 16, 2015
  • Girls basketball AOW: Cierra Hall, Fairmont Prep BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Cierra Hall Fairmont Prep There was no stopping the Huskies sophomore forward down the stretch. In a semifinal win over Marlborough, Hall scored a game-high 20 points. She continued to dominate down low in the final against St. Paul, going 9-for-11 from the floor for 23 points in addition to pulling down 17 boards. He
    Mon Mar 09, 2015
  • Girls basketball AOW: Katie Lou Samuelson, Mater Dei BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Katie Lou Samuelson Mater Dei She was unguardable in Open Division wins over Brea Olinda and Alemany of Mission Hills last week. The Monarchs star senior scored 33 points against the Ladycats in what was billed the county game of the year, and she followed that up with a 30-point showing in a win over the Warriors i
    Tue Mar 03, 2015
  • Girls basketball AOW: Marisa Ramsey, SVC BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Marisa Ramsey Saddleback Valley Christian The sophomore guard broke a school record with a 58-point performance against Environmental Charter in the first round of the Division 5AA playoffs. Ramsey went 8-for-11 beyond the 3-point arc. She scored 21 points in the first quarter, 14 in the second, 18 in the third and
    Mon Feb 23, 2015
  • Girls basketball AOW: Frankie Wade-Sanchez, Huntington Beach BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Frankie Wade-Sanchez Huntington Beach High School The Oilers guard is one of the county’s top sophomores and is scoring buckets like a varsity veteran. Wade-Sanchez capped off her tremendous regular season with a 21-point game against Fountain Valley, and a 28-point outing against Marina. Huntington Beach won
    Tue Feb 17, 2015
  • Girls basketball AOW: Reili Richardson, Brea Olinda BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Reili Richardson Brea Olinda The Ladycats junior guard put together one of her best outings of the season in what was Brea’s most pivotal game to date. Richardson scored a game-high 26 points in a 58-52 win over No. 5 El Dorado last Friday, putting the Ladycats one win away from grabbing the Crestview League c
    Mon Feb 09, 2015
  • Girls basketball AOW: Andee Velasco, Mater Dei BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Andee Velasco Mater Dei Without the services of Katie Lou Samuelson last week, Velasco made sure the top-ranked Monarchs didn’t miss a beat. The senior point guard put together her best back-to-back games of the season, scoring 17 points in a win over Rosary and a season-high 22 against No. 4 JSerra. Mate
    Mon Feb 02, 2015
  • Girls scholar-athlete: Angie Linzaga, Godinez BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ANGIE LINZAGA GODINEZ BASKETBALL GPA: 4.17 Linzaga is the captain for the Grizzlies this season and one of the squad’s leaders on defense. She has fought back from an ACL injury last season. Godinez is currently in third place in the Orange Coast League. She’s enrolled in AP Sta
    Mon Feb 02, 2015
  • Girls basketball AOW: Samantha Leyds, Mission Viejo BY JEREMY BALAN
    SAMANTHA LEYDS MISSION VIEJO The senior forward had her seventh and eighth games of 20 points or more last week in the Diablos’ Sea View League victories over El Toro and San Juan Hills. She had 27 points in each, and also had an 18-point performance in a 39-20 win over Capistrano Valley sandwiched in between. L
    Mon Jan 26, 2015
  • Girls scholar-athlete: Christina Liao, University BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    CHRISTINA LIAO UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL GPA: 4.29 Liao is a senior guard for the Trojans and a key player on the defensive end of the court. She scored 13 points in a 48-26 victory over Irvine, Jan. 23. Liao is enrolled in AP Economics, AP Political Science, AP Literature, AP Psychology, AP Ch
    Mon Jan 26, 2015
  • Girls basketball AOW: Jenna Rodriguez, San Clemente BY JEREMY BALAN
    JENNA RODRIGUEZ SAN CLEMENTE The 5-foot-11 senior forward has had a double-double in almost every game this season, and continued that trend in the Tritons’ (11-7) South Coast League victories over Aliso Niguel and Laguna Hills. Against Aliso, Rodriguez has 20 points and 13 rebounds, and against Laguna Hills, sh
    Mon Jan 19, 2015