One survivor remained among area schools in the CIF Southern California regional playoffs. Huntington Beach lost 65-46 to national powerhouse Mater Dei, but Orangewood Academy of Garden Grove advanced with a 53-47 win over Canyon High (Canyon Country) in Division II action on Saturday.
The Oilers played the Monarchs tough and only trailed by four points at the half. But a 26-11 edge for Mater Dei in the third quarter proved decisive. Frankie Wade-Sanchez led HB with 31 points as the orange-and-black finished the season 24-10.
Orangewood (21-9) advanced to the regional semifinals with its win. Estefania Giner led the Spartans with 19 points, followed by Gabriela Rosas with 14. Next up will be a game in their home gym against Independence High (30-3) of Bakersfield on Tuesday.
The Spartans are seeded first in the field, and the Falcons fifth.
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