Boys Basketball (2-0, 9-9)
Breakers completed their first week of league play with a pair of key conference wins, defeating Estancia 46-38 on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at Dugger Gym then following up with a 65-30 victory at Calvary Chapel on Friday, Jan. 13.
Against Estancia, Breakers struggled to score in the first period picking up only two points off a Jake Dalke basket before catching fire in the second period led by Brandon Lewis’s three, 3-point shots. Breakers carried a 37-23 lead into the fourth period and held on for the win.
Against Calvary (1-1, 4-14), Laguna blew open the contest in another second quarter outburst to rout the Eagles. After leading 29-17 at the intermission, Laguna outscored Calvary 21-4 to ice the contest after three periods with a 29-point lead. Derek Reigel and Cole Kesler led the scoring with 15 points as eight different Breakers scored.
This past week, Laguna faced Godinez (0-2, 11-7) before hosting Costa Mesa this Friday, Jan. 20 at Dugger Gym. The Mustangs (2-0, 12-5) appear to be Laguna’s stiffest competition in league play. Breakers are now 40-6 in all-time Orange Coast League play.
Girls Basketball (0-2, 0-9)
Breakers almost captured their first victory of the year but faded late in the contest losing 33-26 to Calvary (2-0, 7-10) on Thursday, Jan. 12 at the winner’s gym. Kylie Even led Laguna with 11 points in the loss.
Girls Soccer (1-0-2, 5-6-4,)
Godinez rallied from a 1-0 deficit to tie Laguna with 10 minutes left in the contest as the Breaker’s keeper was ruled to have step behind the goal line in catching a high shot to the cage. Breakers scored their goal on an open-field run by Marina Paul at the 15 minute mark in the first half. Laguna outshot the host Grizzlies 20 to 16.
Last Thursday, Laguna travelled to the same Centennial Park Field in Santa Ana where they settled for a 0-0 tie with the Eagles. Orange Coast League rules awards three points for a win, one point for a tie in determining the conference standings. After three of the 10 league matches, Laguna is tied with Calvary and Godinez for first at 1-0-2 with Estancia in fourth at 1-1-1. Breakers hosted Costa Mesa (0-1-2, 3-7-6) yesterday and complete the first half of play on Tuesday at Saddleback.
Girls Water Polo (1-0, 14-3)
Breakers finished a disappointing sixth at the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions last weekend after a pair of wins leading into the tournament.
Play last week began on Wednesday, Jan. 11, where 14 different Laguna players scored as they defeated Saddleback 25-4 at the Roadrunner’s pool in the initial league match of the season. On the following day, the Breakers traveled to Goleta where they defeated the Dos Pueblos Chargers 10-6 with Melena Masson and Makenzie Fischer each scoring three times. On Friday at Dos Pueblos, Laguna opened tournament play holding off Montebello 7-5. In the nightcap, Laguna jumped out to a 4-0 lead over Newport Harbor after two periods before the Tars staged a comeback. Fischer scored early in the final period as Laguna led 5-3 but Newport continued to pressure the Breakers taking a 6-5 advantage late in the contest. Senior Yoshi Anderson providing the tying goal with just seconds left, sending the contest to overtime. Newport scored in sudden-death after both teams traded several possessions in the extra period.
On Saturday morning, Santiago (Corona) pushed the Breakers into double overtime before Laguna escaped 11-10 in a win at Santa Barbara High School. In the fifth place match, host Santa Barbara defeated the exhausted Laguna squad 11-7. For the tournament, freshman Mackenzie Fischer was named to the 10-player all-tournament squad. Corona del Mar won the 16-team tournament that featured the top teams of Southern California.
Breakers will have a few more opportunities to improve their post-season seeding when they host Foothill Friday, Jan. 20, at 3;30 p.m. at the local pool and will travel to Newport Harbor on Friday, Jan. 27, for a match with the Sailors. The final in-season tournament is Feb. 2-4 at Irvine with the So Cal Championships.