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Fast start carries Edison past JSerra, into Beach Bash final
NEWPORT BEACH – Edison took a large early lead and went on to defeat JSerra, 62-42, Friday in the semifinals of the Beach Bash boys basketball tournament at Corona del Mar High. Edison (3-0) wi... Full story

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Esperanza turns back El Toro's challenge
ANAHEIM – Third-ranked Esperanza knew it would be in for a tough challenge from No. 9 El Toro on Friday night. The Chargers delivered as expected, but the Aztecs got what they wanted. Kezie Okpala scored 30 points and Esperanza’s defens... Full story
Villa Park gets best of longtime rival Canyon
ANAHEIM – Myles Franklin scored 22 points to lead Villa Park to a 67-50 nonleague victory over longtime rival Canyon on Friday night in a packed and raucous Canyon High gym. With the teams in different leagues this year, the schools wanted to ... Full story
Sonora needs strong finish to beat Woodbridge
LA HABRA – Sonora entered its game Wednesday night undefeated and ranked eighth in the county, but the Raiders didn’t quite play a complete game, according to Coach Mike Murphy. Sonora had moments of dominance in a 73-66 victory over vis... Full story
Esperanza's Okpala keeps growing
Before a recent basketball practice at Esperanza High School, senior forward Isaac Lambert whips out his phone and presses “record.” Kezie Okpala, the 6-foot-8, 185-pound Stanford commit who grew two inches this offseason – and 10 ... Full story
Versatile forward Much aims to lead JSerra in final season
Sebastian Much doesn’t let the ball touch the ground. JSerra’s 6-foot-8 senior forward grabs the rebound at a recent practice and dribbles the full length of the court. Running the fastbreak like a point guard, Much bodies his way to the ... Full story
Boys basketball preview: Preseason O.C. top 10
OCVarsity’s preaseason boys basketball top 10: 1. Mater Dei: This is the usual position for the Monarchs because they have the usual talent and depth. Point guard Spencer Freedman was All-Orange County first team last season, and Justice Suein... Full story
Boys basketball preview: Esperanza's Okpala ready to lead
Kezie Okpala has grown into his role as a senior leader for the Esperanza basketball team. Okpala was 6-foot-2 as a sophomore. Now he is 6-8. “Kezie started for us his sophomore year,” Esperanza coach Mark Hill said. “He was a pre... Full story
Boys basketball preview 2016-17: Top 5 players to watch
OCVarsity’s top five players to watch this season: Spencer Freedman, Mater Dei He was All-Orange County first team last season as a sophomore and was named to the All-CIF Southern Section Open Division team. A 6-foot-1 left-hander, Freedman s... Full story
Boys basketball preview 2016-17: Other top players to watch
OCVarsity’s list of the other top players to watch this season. OTHER TOP PLAYERS TO WATCH Paulo Araujo, Foothill, Sr.; Jacob Alamudun, Marina, So.; David Atencio, Edison, Jr.; Michael Bagatourian, Crean Lutheran, Sr.; Dawson Baker, Capi... Full story
Boys basketball preview 2016-17: Important dates
OCVarsity’s list of the important dates during the boys basketball season: Irvine World News/Gary Raya/SoCal Elite Classic at El Dorado, Irvine, Woodbridge and University, Dec. 12-17 North Orange County Championships at Canyon, Servite and So... Full story
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