High school sports

League champs are crowned

AREA LEAGUE basketball champs are crowned. (Shutterstock).

League basketball titles for area high school basketball teams have been decided, playoff berths lined-up (probably) and the CIF-SS tournament looming for the West Orange County area,

Santiago (8-2, 18-10) took undisputed possession of the Garden Grove League boys’ title with its 72-53 win over Rancho Alamitos on Thursday night. Finishing second and third in the GGL are Loara (7-3, 16-12) and La Quinta (13-15).

Generally, the top three teams in a six-team league get a playoff berth, but there are exceptions. Four-team leagues will get two.

On the girls’ side, Santiago (10-0, 17-7) is the GGL champ, followed by La Quinta (7-3, 13-14) and Loara (6-4, 6-19).

In the Empire League, Pacifica boys (3-7, 13-15) finished fourth and closed out the season with a 46-42 win over Valencia.

Pacifica girls (4-5, 15-13) tied for third with Valencia (4-6, 13-15) in the EL.

The Golden West League title was won by Segerstrom (9-1, 14-11), followed by Ocean View (6-4, 16-12) and a three-way tie among Godinez, Katella and Westminster, all at 5-5 in league.

Garden Grove, the defending league champ, ended 0-10 and 2-24.

In girls’ GWL play, Godinez and Segerstrom tied for first with 8-2 league marks. Ocean View (5-3) is third, Westminster fourth and Garden Grove last.

The boys’ Surf League race ended in a tie between Edison and Los Alamitos, each 5-1. The boys’ Wave League finished with Newport Harbor (6-0) at the top and Huntington Beach (0-6) at the other end.

Edison (5-1) finished as champion of the girls’ Wave League, with Marina (4-2) in second and Huntington Beach (1-5) in last.

Other league titles were won by Western boys (Orange) and Orangewood girls (San Joaquin).

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