High school sports

Hoopsters fall, kickers kick

TWO BOYS’ basketball teams lost CIF-SS quarterfinal games on Tuesday, but two local girls’ soccer teams won (Shutterstock).

The CIF-SS title dreams of boys’ basketball teams from Orangewood Academy and La Quinta High School were both ended with quarterfinal losses Tuesday night.

Orangewood’s Spartans led by nine points at halftime on the road in Camarillo, but a rain of three-point baskets by the Scorpions’ Chase Aronowitz – he had eight in the game – resulted in a 49-45 come-from-behind win by the home team in a Division 3AA game.

In a 5AA contest, Loara lost 61-27 to North High of Torrance.

The Spartans finished 27-3 and the Saxons 18-13.

However, title hopes remain alive with two area girls’ soccer teams. In Division 7 soccer action, La Quinta defeated AGBU (Armenian General Benevolent Union) High 3-1 and Magnolia blanked Oakwood 3-0.

They now advance to the semifinals in Friday. Sentinels will take on St. Mary’s Academy and the Aztecs against a team not yet named. The championship final is Friday, Feb. 24.


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