High school sports

Grove rolls past Rancho for 15th straight

GARDEN GROVE’S Brandon Coleman (33) is defended by Rancho’s Philip Huynh in Garden Grove League play Friday in the Rancho gym. The visiting Argonauts won 72-50 for their 15th straight victory (Orange County Tribune photo).

The Garden Grove High boys’ basketball team raced out to a 17-4 first quarter lead then coasted to a 72-50 win over Rancho Alamitos in a Garden Grove League contest Friday night in the Vaquero gymnasium.

The Argonauts (20-1 overall and 4-0 in league) won their 15th straight contest. They are ranked number one in CIF-SS Division 5AAA.

Sebastian Castro led all scorers with 20 points. Rancho (4-16, 0-4) got 16 points from Cross Faletoi.

In the Empire League, Pacifica remained tied for first place in the EL with its 47-26 win over Kennedy. Paolo Zubillaga scored 14 to lead the Mariners (13-6, 4-0 in league). The M’s will face Cypress (16-4) on Tuesday in a battle for the EL lead.

Here are results for teams in the Garden Grove-Huntington Beach-Westminster area.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL (Friday)

  • Pacifica 47, Kennedy 26
  • Edison 59, Huntington Beach 44
  • Westminster 73, Orange 46
  • Ocean View 92, Santa Ana 25
  • Garden Grove 72, Rancho Alamitos 50

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL (Thursday)

  • Edison 56, Huntington Beach 34
  • Fountain Valley 63, Marina 56 (OT).

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