High school sports

LQ, OA, Edison teams advance

EDISON, Orangewood and La Quinta won second round CIF Southern California regional games on Thursday. (Shutterstock).

Garden Grove High made history recently when its boys’ basketball team won the CIF-SS Division 4AA title, the first-ever in that sport for the school.

But the Argonauts aren’t the only locals making history on the hardwood.

Edison High of Huntington Beach – champions of the Surf League – defeated Birmingham High of Lake Balboa from the San Diego Section 59-50 on Thursday night in the second round of the CIF Southern California Division II Regionals.

The Chargers (28-5) now advance to the semifinals on Saturday against Los Altos (25-6) of Hacienda Heights.

La Quinta High of Westminster – third-place finisher in the Garden Grove League – came from behind on Thursday to defeat Villanova Prep of Ojai in the Division V Regionals.

The Aztecs (21-11) will take on Fontana (27-5) in a semifinal match on Saturday.

In girls’ basketball action, Orangewood Academy of Garden Grove – champions of the San Joaquin League – defeated Granada Hills Charter 42-30 on Thursday in a Division I Regionals contest.

The Spartans (23-9) were led by Jayionne Brown, who scored 29 points. Orangewood now advances to the semifinal round against Bishop Montgomery (19-6) of Torrance on Saturday.

Regional finals are set for Tuesday, March 8.


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