Here’s the low down from my man IM in OC:
Some good matches are in place for Tuesday and Wednesday in OC at the South Coast Holiday Classic.
San Clemente will play Foothill High School in a rematch of last years Championship game, which Foothill won 46-32. San Clemente won its first-round match Monday night over Elsinore High School, 77-36. SC was led by USC signee Cassie Harberts, with 25 points. Junior Lauren Pluimer(younger sister of former UCLA star Lindsay Pluimer) had 15 points, and freshman Brogan Griffin added 14 points in her first high school game.
In Monday’s other match up, Foothill High School beat Aliso Niguel High School, 72-46. Foothill was led by the hot shooting of Paulina Solis, who scored 22 points. Sophomore Molly Gruebel added nine points for Foothill. Irvine High School beat Torrance High School, 50-44. Irvine was led by Kristen Liddle, who had 24 points.
The quarter finals will be played both Tuesday and Wednesday at University High School and Woodbridge High School
Besides the FH v SC game, on Tuesday, the other matchups are Villa Park High School vs Laguna Hills High School. Villa Park is led by Brianna Salvatorre, a UC Davis commit and Nicole Ballesteros, who will be playing for USD next year. Laguna Hills is led by Lauren Engeln – a UConn signee – and Celia Marfone, an improving sophomore. Irvine High School will face Woodbridge High School. Woodbridge won its first-round game on Saturday.
The final quarterfinal game will be on Wednesday night with Edison High School facing off against Santa Margarita High School. Edison is led by junior standout Bonnie Samuelson, who had 27 points in her first round game, and her younger sister Karlie Samuelson, who added 15 points in her debut. Santa Margarita is led by UC Santa Barbara commit Melissa Zornig, who scored 22 points in her first-round game.
The semifinals will be Friday night at University High School at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The final games will all be played at Concordia University, in Irvine. The championship game is set for a 7:30pm tipoff.