It’s easy to consider Esperanza a one-man team. Especially when that one man is Kezie Okpala, a Stanford signee who is Orange County’s leading scorer at 30 points a game.
The Aztecs have ... Full story
Santa Margarita figured to be Mater Dei’s top challenger in the Trinity League.
Maybe another team is that top challenger.
JSerra beat Santa Margarita, 78-76, in overtime Wednesday at JSerra.
Sebastian Much scored 40 points for the Lions. JT... Full story
O.C. TOP 10
The Register’s top 10 is a poll of five media members:
1. Mater Dei 19-1 (50 poll points)
Monarchs moved to 3-0 in Trinity League with wins over JSerra, Servite.
2T. Esperanza 17-1 (42)
Kezie Okpala did it all in a win over Vi... Full story
SANTA ANA – Knowing you get one crack at making a memorable first impression, Mater Dei forward Harrison Butler made the most of his opportunity in Friday night’s third quarter.
Coming off a screen in the lane, the junior received a pass... Full story
Mychal Thompson knew his son Klay had a chance to be a professional basketball player when Klay was eight years old.
“I’ll never forget sitting at Lake Oswego (Ore.) at a youth basketball game,” Mychal Thompson said. “He was ... Full story
Most nights, around 10 p.m., Kaden Rasheed shoots at Life Time Athletic in Laguna Niguel. There is no one else there – just how he likes it – only the bright light, the open space and the hoop.
And eight minutes.
Rasheed, the 6-foot-1 g... Full story
ANAHEIM – It was not a league game.
To Kezie Okpala, though, it was an important game.
Okpala scored 36 points with 12 rebounds and seven blocked shots Friday to lead Esperanza to a 76-68 win over Villa Park at Esperanza High.
Esperanza, ran... Full story
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA – He was here not as an NBA champion, not as an Olympic gold medalist, not as one of the greatest shooters on the planet.
He was here as something much more simple, as a Santa Margarita Eagle. Much more simple … a... Full story
NEWPORT BEACH - Second chances at redemption are hard to come by, but Randall Walker made amends for a last-second turnover Friday night by scoring 45 points, including 31 in the second half and overtime, as No. 4 Edison escapsed with a 75-70 victory... Full story
IRVINE – Crean Lutheran needed overtime to beat persistent St. Margaret’s, 61-58, Thursday in an Academy League game at Crean Lutheran High.
The win improved Crean Lutheran to 14-6 overall and 5-0 in league. St. Margaret’s is 10-5 ... Full story
LA HABRA – Sonora got control of the pace and the game in the second half to beat Buena Park, 77-64, in the Freeway League boys basketball opener for both teams Tuesday at Sonora High.
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