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Edison puts it together in OC/SD Challenge
Edison was at full strength for the first time in a long time Saturday, and the Chargers are a team to be reckoned with when they have all their starters on the court.
Karlie Samuelson, who had missed 10 games because of a sprained ankle before returning Thursday, knocked down four 3-pointers and finished with 28 points and her younger sister, Katie Lou Samuelson, made three 3-pointers and 26 points to lead Edison to a 75-59 victory over The Bishop's of La Jolla in the OC/SD Challenge at Santa Margarita High.
"Everybody is all healthy at the right time," said Edison coach Dan Wiley, who guided the Chargers to the CIF-SS Division 1A title last season.
Edison (16-2) came into the came ranked No. 3 in Orange County and No. 7 in the state by Cal-Hi Sports, while the Knights (13-5) were ranked No. 2 in San Diego County.
"That was a tough game," Wiley said. "We've been wanting some of those. We've got Troy next Saturday at our place, so that's a good tuneup for us. That's another good game before CIF starts up."
The Chargers also got solid production from point guard Geena Gomez, who made two 3-pointers, dished out 10 assists and grabbed five rebounds, and Monay Lee, who had 10 points, eight rebounds and three assists.
The Bishop's was led by 6-foot-3 sophomore Imani Littleton, who finished with 26 points, 10 rebounds and three assists.
In other OC/SD Challenge games:
Santa Margarita 57, Cathedral Catholic (San Diego) 52: Freshman Zaire Williams, who finished with 24 points, hit a 3-pointer with 1:30 remaining to give the Eagles (9-13) a 53-50 lead and they went on to beat the Dons (9-6). Williams was playing in her first game for Santa Margarita after having her transfer approved Friday.
No. 10 Orange Lutheran 53, Carlsbad 32: Abbey Goodsell scored 12 points and Jessica Salottolo added 10 points to lift Orange Lutheran (12-8) over Carlsbad (8-11).
Our Lady of Peace (San Diego) 38, Mission Viejo 31: Gabby Kaiser scored 14 points for the Diablos (10-10) in the loss to the Pilots (11-10).
Mt. Miguel (Spring Valley) 61, Rosary 57: Zaria Branch scored 22 points to help the Matadors (14-5) rally from a 13-point deficit to beat the Royals (12-9).
In nonleague games:
No. 8 Huntington Beach 63, Capistrano Valley 34: Kelsey Minato's 21 points helped the visiting Oilers (16-4) knock off the Cougars (12-9).
Marina 45, Westminster 39: Melissa Lindquist and Lauren Dorame scored 18 and 16 points, respectively, for the Vikings (6-14) in the victory over the visiting Lions (14-6).