Mater Dei girls turn heartbreak into 'special' victory
LONG BEACH – Kevin Kiernan has said repeatedly this is the most fun he has had coaching a group of girls at Mater Dei in his eight years on campus. Seniors Katie Lou Samuelson and Andee Velasco... Full story

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Girls basketball

Brea Olinda beats El Dorado with late surge
ONTARIO – One team’s elation was the other’s devastation. That was the outcome of Saturday’s CIF Southern California Division III Regional girls basketball final after top-seeded Brea Olinda mounted an improbable fourth-quart... Full story
Rivals Brea Olinda, El Dorado to meet for crown
It has been one of the better Orange County rivalries over the past few years, and Saturday night’s installment will be for the biggest prize to date: a CIF Southern California Regional championship. For the third time this season, Brea Olinda... Full story
Mater Dei girls look for revenge against Chaminade
They sat on their bench mostly in disbelief, the celebratory noise in the background deadened by the realization of what had transpired. Up by 14 points midway through the third quarter, and by 10 with roughly six minutes to go, Mater Dei’s gi... Full story
Hot Shots: Katie Lou Samuelson's career
Katie Lou Samuelson started out her high school career as the little sister from a family full of outstanding basketball players. (OK, a little sister with a tremendous shooting touch.) Now a senior, she is considered the top player in the nation. S... Full story
Samuelson named Gatorade's national player of the year
SANTA ANA - The national player of year club at Mater Dei welcomed a new member Thursday. Senior Katie Lou Samuelson, who received the Naismith, Morgan Wooten and Women’s Basketball Coaches Association national awards in recent weeks, added th... Full story
Brea Olinda battles its way past Orange Lutheran
As soon as she landed on the floor after throwing up a floater in the lane, Shaylissa Jarrett immediately reached for her left ankle, clutching it with a considerable amount of pain on her face. Trailing by eight points midway through the second qua... Full story
Mater Dei gets its wish: another shot at Chaminade
SANTA ANA – The revenge tour for Mater Dei’s girls basketball team kicked off in impressive fashion Tuesday night. Katie Lou Samuelson sank five of the Monarchs’ eight 3-pointers and was part of a defense that limited visiting Long... Full story
El Dorado enjoys the 'sweetest revenge ever'
TORRANCE – Losing to North Torrance in the CIF-SS Division 3AA championship game had not settled well with El Dorado’s girls basketball team. So when senior Danielle Rumary and the rest of the Golden Hawks found out that they might get a... Full story
El Dorado muscles way into semifinals
It was just Wednesday evening when El Dorado’s girls basketball team put up a season-high 80 points. Brooke Salas dropped 26 that night, and Jaylin Jones had 21 points to lead the way. With that duo at the forefront, offense has come relative... Full story
Samuelson, Mater Dei find great pain reliever
SANTA ANA - Mater Dei coach Kevin Kiernan was driving his daughter to school Friday morning when the 6-year old made an astute observation from the back seat. “She asked why I didn’t cry,” Kiernan explained, referring to the Monarch... Full story
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Saddleback Valley Christian 25, Laguna Hills 21 - 4th Set - Completed


Cypress 5, Los Alamitos 3 - 7th Inns - Completed


Chaminade 44, Mater Dei 48 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed


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