Orange County basketball highlights for Friday, Dec. 7

Highlights and top scorers from the Orange County basketball games on Friday, Dec. 7.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Santa Margarita put on another offensive display at the Vivint Great Western Shootout on Friday, routing Denver East 96-76 in Orem, Utah. Max Agbonkpolo scored 32 points and Jake Kyman added 19 for the Eagles, who have rolled up 183 points in two days.

Santa Margarita will play Wasatch Academy on Saturday. Wasatch is 15th in the MaxPreps Xcellent25 and lists six players at 6-7 or taller on its roster.

Newport Harbor beat host St. Margaret’s 60-34 to advance to the championship final of the Tartan Classic at 6 p.m. Saturday. Robbie Spooner had 18 points and Sam Barela 11 points and nine assists. The Sailors, ranked 10th in the county, will meet University.

Kody Uyesugi scored 26 points on five 3-pointers as University beat San Juan Hills 69-60 to reach the final of the Tartan Classic at St. Margaret’s. William Stenta added 19 pts and 10 rebounds for the Trojans, who will play Newport Harbor at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Servite won two games in one day Friday, beating Pershing County (Nev.) 61-32 at 10 a.m. and Ashland, Ohio, 52-41 at 4 p.m. in the Whittell Invitational at Zephyr Cove, Nev.

The Friars made good use of their roster. Their scoring leaders were Shawn Woodson with 13 points, Zavian Rivera with 10, and Tajavis Miller, Alexander Salonga and Daniel Chelling with eight each in the first game, then Miller with 17, Kunal Bagga with 15 and Christian Martinez with nine in the second game.

Servite will play its fifth game in four days when it meets North Valleys (Nev.) at 10:10 a.m. Saturday.

Westminster blew a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter but fought back in overtime to beat Roosevelt/Eastvale 60-58 in the Corona del Mar Beach Bash. Isaiah Lee led the Lions with 25 points.

 

GIRLS

Jolene Corona scored from the free-throw line area as time expired to give Whittier Christian a 53-51 victory over El Rancho in the championship game of the Leon Davis Classic at Whittier Christian.

Corona finished with 17 points and was named Tournament MVP. Dashell Vasquez scored 11 points and made the all-tournament team. Aidan Sherfey added eight points for the Lady Heralds (10-1).

Shannon O’Malley set a school record with eight 3-point baskets in Crean Lutheran’s 77-26 win at Mission Bay in San Diego. The junior guard led the Saints with 32 points. Taylor Feldman, who set a school record with 51 points Tuesday, scored 17 Friday.

 

Friday’s top scorers

BOYS

Player, school                                              Pts

Agbonkpolo, Santa Margarita                        32

Thoerner, Beckman                                       27

Uyesugi, University                                        26

Isaiah Lee, Westminster                                25

Patel, Tustin                                                   25

Wright, Fairmont Prep                                   23

Headington, Edison                                        22

Knutson, Yorba Linda                                     22

Askew, Mater Dei                                           21

Esparza, Sonora                                              21

Eusebio, Whittier Christian                             21

Cabrera, Trabuco Hills                                   20

Brown, Pacifica                                               19

Kyman, Santa Margarita                               19

Stenta, University                                          19

Weingard, San Juan Hills                              19

Woodrum , Canyon                                       19

Cooper, Woodbridge                                    18

Davis, Pacifica Christian                               18

A Pua, Pacifica                                              18

Spooner, Newport Harbor                             18

Garnett, Edison                                              17

Martinez, JSerra                                             17

Miller, Servite                                                  17

Nanthavongdouansy, Loara                           17

Pearson, Estancia                                          17

Prukop, Mater Dei                                         17

Roberts, Capistrano Valley                            17

Yauney, Troy                                                   17

Cisse, Fairmont Prep                                      16

Memom, Yorba Linda                                    16

Overstreet, La Habra                                     16

Bagga, Servite                                                15

Evans, Mater Dei                                            15

Howlin, La Habra                                            15

A O’Neill, Saddleback Valley Christian           15

 

GIRLS

Player, school                                           Pts

O’Malley, Crean Lutheran                          32

Hermanson, Tustin                                     19

Eilts, Saddleback Valley Christian             18

Hladek, San Juan Hills                               18

MacKay, Pacifica Christian                        18

Jo. Corona, Whittier Christian                   17

Feldman, Crean Lutheran                         17

Eddy, Pacifica Christian                             16

Vickers, Newport Harbor                          15

Jover, Newport Harbor                             14

St. John, Santa Margarita                        14

Coaches and team representatives are encouraged to email their scores and stats after every game to the Register at preps@ocregister.com. 

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