Boys Basketball ( 9-1, 16-10)
Breakers advanced to the Southern Section D-4 AA playoffs this week, hosting J Serra this past Wednesday at Dugger Gym. The Lions were ranked No. 6 in Orange County and heavily favored in the lopsided matchup. The Breaker’s 32-team division is stacked with most of the top private schools and is expected to be the strongest division outside the highest enrollment group of the section’s 12 divisions. The two schools had met in the 2010 playoffs with J Serra winning 68-61 in overtime. Laguna has qualified for the playoffs eight of the past 10 seasons and is 32-24 in all-time section playoff games.
Last week the regular season concluded with a 53-28 defeat of Saddleback (1-9, 8-16) on Wednesday at Dugger Gym. Nine different players scored as Laguna built a 28-7 first half lead and were never threatened. Breakers now hold a 18-15 series edge over the Roadrunners. The highlight on senior night was Brandon Lewis who hit on three three-point shots to set the single season three-point basket record with 81, breaking Travis Hanour’s mark of 80 set in 2000. The three-point shot is celebrating 25 seasons this year in high school basketball and Laguna has had a number of skilled long-rangers but none more prolific in a single season than Lewis.
Girls Basketball (0-10, 0-18)
The season ended last week as Laguna lost to Saddleback ( 4-6, 10-12) on Thursday at Dugger Gym by the score of 41-36. Laguna was in the game all the way but just fell short in snapping their losing streak. Unlike the previous winless seasons that dot the Laguna girls’ basketball record book, this squad is very young and came close against competitive public high school teams.
Girls Soccer (6-0-4, 10-6-6)
Breakers are in a very difficult playoff division and host Santa Monica on Friday, Feb. 17, at Guyer Field.
Santa Monica finished third in the Ocean League but should be a very difficult test for the league champion Breakers. The winner advances to the second round next Wednesday against either South Torrance or Immaculate Heart. Top seeds in the division are Oaks Christian and Marymount.
Girls Water Polo (4-0, 21-6)
The highly rankled Breakers completed their sixth straight undefeated league campaign with a 21-3 thrashing of second place Costa Mesa. Makenzie Fischer (Fr) led the team with six goals and five assists. The victory was Laguna’s 24th consecutive league win since 2006. Breakers earned as the No. 3 seed in the 21-team Southern Section D-I playoffs. Laguna opened play this past Wednesday and should advance to the quarterfinals this Saturday, Feb. 18, at a site that has yet to be determined. Check the cifss.org web site for the current schedule. Semifinals are next Wednesday, 4:30 p.m., at the Woollett Center adjacent to Irvine High School.
2012 Orange Coast League WINTER Champions:
Boys Basketball V – Laguna Beach, JV – Laguna Beach, FS – Godinez
Boys Soccer V – Saddleback, JV – Estancia, FS – Godinez
Girls Basketball V – Godines, JV – Godinez, FS – Godinez
Girls Soccer V – Laguna Beach, JV – Estancia
Girls Water Polo: V – Laguna Beach
Spring Sports – Just Around the Corner …..
Baseball – Newport Elks Tournament March 1-9
Boys Golf – vs Aliso Niguel @ AVCC on Feb. 28
Softball – @ J Serra on Feb. 29
Swimming – Hosts Pacifica on Feb. 29 –
Boys Tennis – vs Foothill @ Tustin HS Feb. 27
Track – vs. La Sierra on March 1
Boys Volleyball – @ Edison on Feb. 28