LOS ANGELES – It will be remembered as one of the grittier performances in Mater Dei’s amazing boys basketball history.
Mater Dei defeated Chino Hills, 83-80, in overtime Friday in a CIF-... Full story
MISSION VIEJO – What Capistrano Valley lacked in size, it more than made up for in effort. And with a rotation filled with guys capable of knocking down open looks, the Cougars rode their shooters to championship weekend.
Junior guard Nic Lipo... Full story
VILLA PARK – Villa Park overpowered Highland of Palmdale, 71-55, in a CIF-SS Division 2AA semifinal Friday night on the Spartans’ court.
The Spartans (23-5) led the entire distance. They went on a 9-0 run midway through the second quarte... Full story
Gary McKnight has been involved in many huge events in his 35 seasons as Mater Dei’s boys basketball coach.
He rarely has been part of something like this – a high school basketball doubleheader so huge that it is being played at a 10,... Full story
SANTA ANA – The frustration from the Roosevelt of Eastvale bench became more and more apparent as the night progressed and the heaves from beyond NBA 3-point range continued to fly.
The defensive effort Mater Dei played with was inspired for s... Full story
VILLA PARK—Caleb Banuelos knocked down a 3-pointer with 50 seconds to play to stop Mission Prep of San Luis Obispo’s momentum, and Myles Franklin followed by making five three throws to lead Villa Park to a 76-69 victory in a CIF-SS Divis... Full story
Nathan Hewitt made the 3-point shot that gave Mission Viejo a 63-60 playoff win over Godinez on Friday night.
Hewitt probably doesn’t get that opportunity without senior teammate Arthur Weimholt.
“On that final play,” Mission Viej... Full story
Sunday nights are the same for the Franklins.
Kenny Franklin brings sons, Myles and Julien, to Villa Park High School from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Myles, a senior, and Julien, a sophomore, trade places along the perimeter, knocking down three-pointers across... Full story
Check out OCVarsity’s photos from some of the CIF-SS boys basketball playoff games - Capistrano Valley-Sunny Hills, Esperanza-Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo-Godinez, Crean Lutheran-Laguna Beach and Sonora-Calabasas - played on Friday, Feb. 17,... Full story
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA – Santa Margarita did not take advantage of its advantages as much as the coach would have preferred.
The Eagles still exploited their size and scoring options often enough Friday to defeat Esperanza, 67-56, in a CIF-S... Full story
MISSION VIEJO – Capistrano Valley started off out of sync but found its game, and Dawson Baker got to the rim in the second half as the Cougars pulled away to beat Sunny Hills, 56-39, in a CIF-SS Division 2A second-round game at Capistrano Vall... Full story