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  1. Laguna Hills wins 3AA title in double OT

    Martin Henderson

    ANAHEIM -- It took two extra periods, but the correct result was finally achieved -- and what a result it was. Fourth-seeded Laguna Hills went toe-to-toe with the state's No. 18 team, Mission Hills Alemany, and persevered through two overtimes, 59...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  2. O.C.: Mater Dei 65, Orange Lutheran 51

    Martin Henderson

    The prospect of beating Mater Dei for a second year in a row was daunting enough for Orange Lutheran, which seems to be the Trinity League's best chance of knocking off the nationally ranked power. But the prospect turned from daunting to dismal g...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  3. O.C.: Sophomore Ballestero "next in a long line"

    Martin Henderson

    One of the standards of the holiday season is the Orange Holiday Classic, and it opened Monday at Chapman University with a dandy game between Anaheim Canyon and Yorba Linda. Canyon won, 54-50, as sophomore Anthony Ballestero scored a career-high 18 ...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  4. Orange County: Athletes of the week

    Martin Henderson

    Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Mater Dei, Sr. Two weeks ago, Lewis was named the national player of the year by Gatorade. Last week she was selected the Naismith National Player of the Year. On Saturday, she scored 33 points and sparked a comeback from a 1...

    Blog | March 29, 2011
  5. Inland Empire and LA North: Rialto 44, Buena 42

    Martin Henderson

    LOS ANGELES -- Stunning. Unbelievable. For the second time in two weeks, Janae Sharp grabbed a dagger from midair and thrust it into the heart of Buena High School. With a scant 2.8 seconds left in a tie score - Buena getting the ball because of a...

    Blog | March 19, 2011
  6. LA North, LA South: St. Joseph 54, Gardena Serra 45

    Martin Henderson

    LOS ANGELES - After frittering away most of a 16-point lead in the second half, Santa Maria St. Joseph needed something, anything, to stave off the tide that had turned against them. Alyson Beebe provided that something. As the shot clock expired,...

    Blog | March 19, 2011
  7. Orange County: Saturday's SoCal Regionals

    Martin Henderson

    Southern California regional basketball semifinals Girls Division I Brea Olinda: The Ladycats (31-2) still entertained hopes of a national championship. A win next week over Mater Dei would avenge their only loss, and then winning a state title wo...

    Blog | March 13, 2011
  8. Inland Empire and Orange County: Brea Olinda vs. Canyon Springs

    Martin Henderson

    Southern California Regional Semifinals Division I Girls Canyon Springs (30-3) at Brea Olinda (31-1), 7 p.m. Don't look ahead: Second-seeded Brea Olinda was undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the nation at the time it was beaten by Mater Dei in the ...

    Blog | March 12, 2011
  9. LA South and Orange County: Mater Dei 57, Santa Monica 41

    Martin Henderson

    SANTA ANA - They are now ranked No. 1 in the nation, but the distinction doesn't come without a little bit of pain. Mater Dei shooting guard Alexas Williamson underwent emergency surgery on Monday for appendicitis. On Thursday, starting point guard J...

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  10. LA South and Orange County: Mater Dei 72, Loyola 70

    Martin Henderson

    SANTA ANA -- The ball came to David Brown on the wing, and he knew what to do with it. Pass. Except the Loyola defense had his teammates covered, so Brown -- the only senior among the top 10 players at Mater Dei -- fired the ball to the basket. It...

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  11. LA South and Orange County: Loyola at Mater Dei

    Martin Henderson

    Loyola (25-5) at Mater Dei (28-3), at Meruelo Athletic Center, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. (following Santa Monica-Mater Dei girls, 6 p.m.) Maintain momentum: Loyola has won 14 in a row and is feeling it, especially after beating San Diego Torrey Pines at...

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  12. Orange County: Mater Dei 63, Brea Olinda 54

    Martin Henderson

    ANAHEIM --Getting big performances from a number of players, including 18 points off the bench, Mater Dei won the showdown for girls' basketball national supremacy against Brea Olinda, 63-54, on Friday at Anaheim Convention Center Arena to capture th...

    Blog | March 05, 2011
  13. Orange County: Edison 45, Troy 44

    Martin Henderson

    ANAHEIM -- The game was in hand. Troy was 5.9 seconds from winning a Southern Section Division 1A girls' basketball title. The Warriors had the ball under the Edison basket, and Edison had fouls to give. All Troy had to do was successfully pass the ...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  14. Orange County and LA South: Mater Dei 57, Santa Monica 37

    Martin Henderson

    ANAHEIM -- Alexyz Vaioletama missed all of last season with a knee injury and didn't even play a lot in the fall. But when she stepped on the floor Tuesday, the Mater Dei forward used that knee to kick start the Monarchs to a 57-37 semifinal victory....

    Blog | March 01, 2011
  15. LA South and Orange County: Bishop Amat 40, Irvine 38

    Martin Henderson

    IRVINE -- There are some divisions in the Southern Section girls' basketball playoffs that ought to be sure things. Brea vs. Long Beach Poly or Mater Dei in Division 1AA, Edison vs. Troy in 1A. But swing down to Division 3A and it's as wide open a...

    Blog | February 19, 2011
  16. Padre Pio, with 19 students, defies the odds as No. 1 seed

    Martin Henderson

    FULLERTON -- There are 19 students in the high school. There are six players on the boys' basketball team. And Padre Pio Academy defies the odds as the No. 1 seed in the Southern Section Division 6A playoffs. The book says the Rebels should utiliz...

    Blog | February 18, 2011