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CHRISTINE COTTER, FOR THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Edison's Karlie Samuelson steals the ball away from The Bishop's Bryn Stark in the second half Saturday at Santa Margarita High in the OC/SD Challenge.

Edison puts it together in OC/SD Challenge

OCVARSITY.COM

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).

 


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