Pacifica’s basketball programs continue to the class of the 2016-17 campaign, as both the boys and girls teams rolled to wins Thursday and improved their combined records to 22-2.
The boys defeated district rival Garden Grove 57-42 behind standout performances by Andrew Brown (25 points) and Paolo Zubillago (21). The Mariners improved to 10-1, while Grove went to 7-4.
On the girls’ side, the Mariners defeated San Juan Hills 68-46 in the Lady Spartans tournament at Villa Park High. The M’s put the game away early with a 25-2 run in the third quarter. Mercedes Robles scores 19 for the Mariners, followed by Isabella Robles with 17. The girls are now 12-1 overall.
Here are Thursday’s scores for teams in the Garden Grove-Huntington Beach-Westminster area.
- Pacifica 57, Garden Grove 42
- Bolsa Grande 61, Oxford 53
- Huntington Beach 63, Aliso Niguel 41
- Alemany 58, Edison 47
- Lompoc 46, Edison 34
- Santa Ana Valley 40, La Quinta 39
- Huntington Beach 47, Orangewood 25
- Pacifica 68, San Juan Hills 46
DUCKS EDGED IN OVERTIME
The Anaheim Ducks finished a long and tiring road trip Thursday night with a 2-1 overtime loss to the Senators in Ottawa. The journey saw them win twice and lose four times. They are now 17-12-6 and in third place in the NHL Pacific Division.
After a scoreless first period, the Ducks and Senators each scored once, with Jakob Silfverberg getting the Anaheim goal at 1:02 of the second period, his ninth goal of the season.
But that was it for the Ducks as, after a scoreless third, Mike Hoffman scored the game-winner in overtime at 4:03. The next game for Anaheim will be Tuesday as the Ducks host the San Jose Sharks at Honda Center.