By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy
Boys Basketball (7-8)
Breakers finished eighth in their 14th appearance in the annual Century Holiday Classic last week, dropping three straight contests after winning their opening triple OT game against Beckman. On Tuesday, San Clemente (9-5) edged Laguna 49-43 in a very tightly officiated game that sent the Tritons to the line 19 times while Laguna went five-for-five from the charity stripe. Tyler Masukawa led the team with 12 points and five assists. Tyler Kessler added 10 points and eight rebounds in the losing effort. On Wednesday, Dec. 29, Breakers dropped their first meeting with San Juan Hills 57-42 with Derek Reigel scoring 13 points to lead Laguna. In their final game on Thursday, Laguna lost for the second time this year to Irvine, losing 57-45 to the Vacqueros. Reigel had 14 points in the contest with Jake Dalke adding 12.
Laguna is off until next Wednesday when they try for their fifth straight conference title run at Estancia (8-8).
Laguna will be home on Friday, hosting Calvary Chapel (2-11). Tipoff is 7 p.m.
Girls Basketball (4-3)
Laguna’s contest with Whitney on Dec. 22 was cancelled due to weather and the Breakers were off until this past week. Laguna played Ocean View yesterday and host Vaughn from Los Angeles on Saturday, at 6 p.m. at Dugger Gym. League play begins on Tuesday at Estancia (9-6).
Boys Soccer (1-0-2)
Breakers were rained out between Dec. 17 and Jan. 4 and hope the layoff and limited play won’t put them at a disadvantage. League play begins Wednesday at Estancia (2-6-2).
Girls Soccer (3-3-2)
Laguna’s trip to the desert resulted in a pair of wins with the Breakers defeating Xavier Prep 4-3 and Indio 5-2. The league race seems wide open with no clear cut favorite with Laguna opening at Estancia (5-2-2) on Tuesday.
Girls Water Polo (7-1)
Breakers finished third in the prestigious Newport Holiday Tournament, losing a tough 8-7 match in the semifinals to Corona del Mar. The Sea Queens score came with just 26 seconds remaining in the second OT. Breakers went on to edge Foothill 9-8in the third place game played on Dec. 31. In the first round and quarterfinals, Breakers buried Cathedral Catholic 17-3. Melina Masson and Jesse Holechek each scored four goals while Riley Duncan and Yoshi Anderson added three scores against the Dons in a match played at the Corona del Mar pool. In the nightcap, Breakers edged another Don, defeating Santa Barbara 5-4 with goals by Anderson (2), Holechek (2) and Jessica Shusko. Etianne Manetta recorded 10 saves. So Cal’s # 1 team, Dos Pueblos, won the tournament winning their 46th straight match in a streak that began back in February 2009.
Breakers had a rematch with Corona del Mar this past Wednesday and will travel to Santa Barbara for a non-league match with Dos Pueblos on Thursday followed by the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions on Friday and Saturday.