HUNTINGTON BEACH – If there’s one thing you can’t teach in basketball, it’s length.
And Compton used its length to teach No. 2 El Toro a lesson in defense on Saturday night in the final of the Jim Harris Memorial Tournament of Champions.
The Tarbabes stifled the Chargers late in the game to hold on for a 7
The Kickoff Classic concluded with a gem as the No. 8 Canyon boys basketball team defeated No. 7 Sonora, 61-59, on Saturday night in the championship game at El Modena High.
Nick Anderson scored 27 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter, to lead the Comanches (4-0).
Anthony Ballestero added 18 points and six ass
MISSION VIEJO -- When the Mater Dei offense sinks into a lull, or when the opposing team scores a potential momentum-changing basket, the Monarchs' response is simple and effective.
Put the ball in Stanley Johnson's hands.
The senior star put Mater Dei on his back against Mission Viejo, scoring 35 points and grabbing 15 re
HUNTINGTON BEACH -- Behind a stellar 25-point performance by Sean Harman, No.2 El Toro defeated Orange Lutheran, 60-40, Friday in the semifinals of the Jim Harris Memorial Tournament of Champions at Ocean View High.
Harman made 10 of 12 shots, including three 3-pointers, as the Chargers (3-0) secured a spot in the tournament's championsh
ORANGE-- Canyon continued its dominance in the Kickoff Classic on Friday night with a 72-31 victory over Huntington Beach at El Modena High.
The No. 8 Comanches (3-0) cruised to their third consecutive blowout victory to begin the season. Nick Anderson had 15 points to lead Canyon. Kalem Rokosz added 13 and Anthony Ballestero chipped in
A 2-0 start to this season had given Dana Hills boys basketball coach Tom Desiano and his players some confidence.
But No. 5 Foothill showed the Dolphins that there's still plenty of room for them to improve.
The Knights dominated defensively and got off to a hot start from the 3-point line in a 55-44 victory in the Diablo
The CIF-Southern Section introduces an Open Division to this season’s playoffs.
The 16 teams in the Open Division can have any size of enrollment and can come from any league. Teams will be selected based upon criteria that include overall record, state rankings, strength of schedule.
A panel made up of past and present coa
MJ Cage, Mater Dei, So., 6-10, F: The son of former NBA star Michael Cage, MJ played significant minutes as a freshman last year. He improved athletically as his confidence improved. Cage averaged four points and four rebounds last year, and he should contribute much more this year.
Sam Darnold, San Clemente, Jr., 6-5, G
1. Mater Dei. The Monarchs went 34-2 and won a third consecutive state championship last year and are favored to win a fourth. Stanley Johnson leads what should be another potent lineup. MJ Cage is one of the top sophomores in the state, Mario Soto is due for an injury-free year, and Rex Pflueger, a transfer fr
Orange Lutheran at Mater Dei, Jan. 10; Canyon at Villa Park, Jan. 14; Tustin at Western, Jan. 17; Edison at Los Alamitos, Jan. 17; Northwood at Corona del Mar, Jan. 24; Villa Park at Foothill, Jan. 28; Sonora at Sunny Hills, Jan. 29; Orange Lutheran at JSerra, Jan. 29; San Clemente at Dana Hills, Feb. 1; Mission Vi
Sam Darnold’s recovery from a broken left foot is going faster than he or his doctor expected.
The San Clemente junior, who was injured early in the football season, is anticipating a return to game action on the basketball court around Christmas time, a few weeks earlier than the initial projection.
“I guess I
Mater Dei basketball star Stanley Johnson today signed his letter of intent with Arizona and sent it off to the university, Mater Dei coach Gary McKnight confirmed this morning.
Johnson, a 6-foot-7 guard/forward, is ranked by ESPN as the No. 9 prospect in the nation. He was Orange County player of the year last season.
IRVINE – There had been talk that no matter which college got him, Stanley Johnson would be a one-and-done guy.
That is, one year of college basketball before departing for the NBA.
Mater Dei’s Johnson, the No. 9 basketball prospect in the nation as rated by ESPN, ended much speculation Friday when he announced
ANAHEIM - Mater Dei boys basketball player Stanley Johnson didn’t hesitate when asked to remember his first scholarship offer.
“It was USC,” Johnson said quickly. “I was in eighth grade going into my freshman year. (USC offered) me during my first practice at Mater Dei.”
Little did Johnson kno
Stanley Johnson is not going to wait until April.
Johnson, a Mater Dei senior who is widely considered to be the top high school boys basketball prospect in California, will announce his college choice on an ESPNU national telecast Friday. The telecast begins at 1 p.m.
Last month he stated that he