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  • 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
  • Girls basketball AOW: Kaylani Maiava, Foothill BY JEREMY BALAN
    KAYLANI MAIAVA FOOTHILL The 6-foot senior forward leads the Knights in scoring at 15.9 points per game and had her highest total Saturday in an 84-51 win over Victor Valley. Maiava scored 25 points in the victory and also scored 17 in a 60-45 win over Chino Hills earlier in the week. She has scored in double digits in
    Mon Jan 12, 2015
  • Girls basketball AOW: Alexandra Lewis, Laguna Beach BY JEREMY BALAN
    ALEXANDRA LEWIS LAGUNA BEACH The 5-foot-9 daughter of coach Mark Lewis can play pretty much every position for the Breakers (6-8) and has led the team in scoring (18.9 points per game) and rebounds (12) for almost all of the season. Last week, she had her 10th double-double of the season with 30 points and 10 rebounds in a 53-31 wi
    Mon Jan 05, 2015
  • Girls basketball AOW: Brooke Salas, El Dorado BY JEREMY BALAN
    Brooke Salas El Dorado The 5-foot-10, New Mexico State-bound guard appears to be heating up in the final stages of the nonleague season. Salas scored a season-high 27 points Saturday in El Dorado’s 65-58 loss to state-ranked Vista Murrieta and had 22 points the night before against Duarte. She’s still slig
    Mon Dec 29, 2014
  • Girls basketball AOW: Natalia Bruening, CdM BY JEREMY BALAN
    NATALIA BRUENING CORONA DEL MAR The 6-foot-4 dual-sport star lit up the scoreboard this weekend in the Santa Ana Elks/Billy Tees Classic at Segerstrom High, with a season-high 39 points and 17 rebounds in CdM’s (6-3) 58-54 loss to Valencia on Friday. She followed up that performance with 30 points and 15 rebou
    Tue Dec 23, 2014
  • Girls scholar-athlete: Taylor Ivicevic, Pacifica BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    TAYLOR IVICEVIC PACIFICA BASKETBALL GPA: 4.2 Ivicevic is a senior guard and captain for the Mariners. She’s a three-year varsity starter and earned first team All-Empire League honors last season. She led the Mariners in points scored as a junior and so far this season she’s ave
    Mon Dec 22, 2014
  • Girls basketball AOW: Kaitlyn Hsu, Northwood BY JEREMY BALAN
    KAITLYN HSU NORTHWOOD The junior guard led the Timberwolves (8-1) to a 4-0 week, averaging 24.5 points during the stretch, including a season-high 38 points in a 67-65 victory over El Modena. Against El Modena, Hsu made five 3-pointers and has duplicated that result twice this season. She’s made at least one s
    Mon Dec 15, 2014
  • Girls basketball AOW: Zaire Williams, Santa Margarita By MARK COOPER
    Zaire Williams Santa Margarita The Eagles’ lone senior led them to their first CIF-SS title since 2010, scoring 18 points in Santa
    Mon Mar 10, 2014
  • Girls basketball AOW: Andee Velasco, Mater Dei By MARK COOPER
    Andee Velasco Mater Dei The junior point guard drove past her defender and scored the winning basket with four seconds left in the Monarchs’ 56-54 win over Etiwanda of Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday. The victory puts Mater Dei in the Open Division championship game against Windward of Los Angeles.
    Mon Mar 03, 2014
  • Girls scholar-athlete of the week: Kathleen Hartmann, San Clemente By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    KATHLEEN HARTMANN SAN CLEMENTE BASKETBALL GPA: 4.72 Hartmann is the captain for the girls basketball team and a three-year varsity starter, helping the Tritons to consecutive South Coast League titles. Hartmann is an International Baccalaureate Diploma candidate. Hartmann current class
    Mon Mar 03, 2014
  • Girls basketball AOW: Celia Duran, Estancia By MARK COOPER
    CELIA DURAN ESTANCIA The senior led the Eagles in two wins last week as Estancia captured the Orange Coast League championship. She scored 26 against Godinez and 20 against Calvary Chapel, knocking down four 3-pointers in each win.
    Mon Feb 17, 2014
  • Girls basketball AOW: Jackie Cenan, Laguna Beach By MARK COOPER
    Jackie Cenan Laguna Beach The sophomore gave one of the season’s top performances on Thursday, scoring 41 points on 16-of-22 shooting in a 67-52 win against Godinez. Cenan is averaging 20.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.2 steals per game for the 16-8 Breakers.
    Mon Feb 10, 2014
  • Girls scholar-athlete of the week: Julianna Coleman, St. Margaret's By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    JULIANNA COLEMAN ST. MARGARET’S BASKETBALL GPA: 4.56 Coleman will be the valedictorian of this graduation class at St. Margaret’s. She is currently enrolled in AP English Literatures, AP Statistics, AP Physics C, AP Government and AP French. Coleman is a member of the St. Ma
    Mon Feb 03, 2014
  • Girls basketball AOW: Kayla Stephens, Segerstrom By MARK COOPER
    Kayla Stephens Segerstrom The senior knocked down nine 3-pointers in a 33-point effort against Golden West League leader Westminster on Thursday, forcing overtime before the Jaguars lost. She scored 30 points in a 63-36 win against Santa Ana on Tuesday as well.
    Mon Feb 03, 2014
  • Girls basketball AOW: Jessica De Gree, San Clemente By MARK COOPER
    Jessica De Gree, San Clemente The senior produced double-doubles against Rosary and El Toro last week. She scored 23 points and snagged 15 rebounds in a loss to the Royals on Monday and followed it up with a 33-point, 16-rebound night in a win against the Chargers.
    Mon Jan 27, 2014