Winter Sports Update 12/7

Senior Cole Kessler goes up for a shot against Cypress in the Godinez Invitational Tournament.

Boys Basketball (3-2)

Breakers finished the second annual Godinez tournament with a record of 3-2 defeating a good Savanna team 58-44 and Orange 65-36. Their third round game on Thursday, Nov. 29, against Cypress looked like another victory;  the Breakers took a 19-14 lead before cold shooting and missed opportunities let the Centurions back in the contest.

In the second half, the Breakers lost focus in the contest as Cypress outscored Laguna 26-10. On Friday at Godinez, Laguna’s troubles continued as the Breakers fell to El Dorado 60-38. Laguna finally got back on track Saturday with a 52-36 win over Western. In that contest, Cole Kesler scored 16 points with Jake Dalke adding 15 and Josh Adams 11. After five games, Dalke holds a slight lead over Kesler in the scoring race with both players averaging about 12 points per game.

Laguna hosted Dana Hills this past Wednesday and will face Irvine at home this Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. in Dugger Gym. Next week, Laguna will be playing at the Beckman-Irvine tournament.


Girls Basketball (3-0)

Jake Dalke rises above the Cypress defense in the Godinez Invitational Tournament.

Breakers opened the 39th season of CIF sponsored girls basketball with a trio of wins to break a 19 game losing streak that dated back to February 2011. Season opened in Dugger Gym on Nov. 28 with a 61-11 win over Connelly. Alexandra Lewis led the team with 12 points followed by Kyra Humphries and Jackie Cenan with 11 points. Eleven different Laguna players scored in the contest.

On Nov. 30, Laguna rolled past Sage Hill 48-21 with Jackie Cenan scoring 19 to lead all players.

Breakers earned their third win of the season with a 51-16 rout of host Oxford Academy in the first round of their tournament this past Monday night. Cenan again led the team with a season-high 26 points.

Coach Mark Lewis feels the 2013 version has a goal of becoming only the seventh Laguna team to have a winning record.


Boys Soccer (1-0)

Laguna started the 2013 season with an impressive 5-1 win over Dana Hills last Friday night at Guyer Field. Reece Barton scored two goals, with additional goals from Harrison Gregory, Willy Wheeler on a bicycle kick off of a throw in and Chris Tellez with a header off of a free kick.  Bryce Williamson had six saves as keeper.  Zach Jacobs and Evan Williams, along with Rory Saunders and Jake Hexberg were dominating on defense. Breakers travel to Tesoro on Friday, Dec. 7 and return to Guyer Field on Friday, Dec. 14 for a 4:45 p.m. match with Saddleback Valley Christian.


Girls Soccer (1-2-1)

The defending league champs are getting off to a slow start dropping a 3-0 match to Tustin on Nov. 27 before going 1-1-1 in the Ocean View tournament. Sarah Hewlett scored on a free kick to lift Laguna to a 1-0 win over Whittier in their opening tournament match on Nov. 30. This past Saturday, the Breakers tied Calvary Chapel 0-0 in their morning match but dropped a 4-1 contest to Cypress in the afternoon match. Katelyn Carballo scored for Laguna. The team continued tournament play this past week and then are off until they host Irvine on Dec. 18.


Girls Water Polo (1-0)

Breakers opened their 16th season with a sound 11-5 thrashing of Dana Hills last Wednesday, Nov. 28 at the Laguna Community Pool. Ethan Damato (98-29) returns for his fifth season, just nine wins from passing Rick Scott (1998-2003) for coaching wins.

Scoring for Laguna against the Dolphins were Lexi Del Toro with four goals followed by Sydney Saxe with two and Mackenzie Baldridge also with a pair. Single goals were recorded by Brighid Burnes, Ally Jochim, and Kate Magnusson. Jenna Knott was credited with nine saves.

Laguna traveled to Santiago/Corona on Dec. 5 and play Edison on Dec. 11 at Ocean View, at Mater Dei on Dec. 14  before returning home on Dec. 19 when they host San Clemente.


Photos by Robert Campbell

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