Damien entered the 2022-23 season having to replace all five starters from the state championship team of a year ago.
And the Spartans finished an impressive year at 26-6, including a second-place showing in the Baseline League standings.
On Tuesday, Mira Costa ended the DHS season with a 49-41 victory in the quarterfinal round of the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs.
The Mustangs used a 13-6 advantage in the fourth quarter to edge the Spartans.
Damien’s offense scored just 13 points in the second half.
DHS junior, Xavier Clinton, had game highs in points (16) and 3-pointers made (5).
Nate Garcia finished a remarkable sophomore season with 10 points.
Will Householter led Mira Costa with 15, and Preston Ezewiro had 12.
Householter scored nine fourth-quarter points, including going 7-of-9 from the free-throw line in the final period.
Eli Garner chipped in with seven points and Lucas Arrieta had five.
Damien scoring: Xavier Clinton 16, Nate Garcia 10, Eli Garner 7, Lucas Arrieta 5, Caiden Brown 2, Elijah Brown 1
Mira Costa scoring: Will Householter 15, Preston Ezewiro 12, Nick Lundy 8, Jacob De Armas 7, Eneasi Piuleini 3, Dylan Black 2, Trey Pearce 2
Records: Damien (26-6); Mira Costa (28-2)
Girls Basketball: It’s not often when one can say a game is over after one quarter, but such was the case on Thursday. Bonita led 23-0 after the first period, and cruised to a 59-11 victory over West Covina. Lexi Mercado and Naomi Acuna had 14 points apiece to lead the BHS offense. Mercado and […]
Football: Editor’s Note: As always, these are the predictions of Calpreps, NOT 210 Prep Sports Friday, December 1st Division 1-AA: Granite Hills (El Cajon, CA) at Mission Viejo (CA), 7:00pm [projection and percent chances to win: Mission Viejo (CA) 35 (81%) Granite Hills (El Cajon, CA) 21 (19%)] Division 2-AA: La Serna (Whittier, CA) vs. […]
Football: 2023 Sierra League Standings: Chino (11-1, 3-0) Covina (9-3, 2-1) Rowland (2-8, 0-2) Pomona (4-6, 0-2)
Pictured L-R: Luke McNulty, Miles O’Malley, Carter Shupper & Maranatha coach, Rand Holdren Football: 2023 Cottonwood League Standings: Maranatha (9-2, 5-0) Whittier Christian (7-5, 4-1) Santa Rosa Academy (7-5, 3-2) Desert Christian (4-6, 2-3) Hamilton (1-9, 1-4) Vasquez (0-10, 0-5)
Girls Basketball: Flintridge Prep improved to 4-1 after Thursday’s 54-32 victory over visiting Keppel. The Wolves used a 31-16 surge in the second half to pull away from the Aztecs. Maddie Smith led all scorers with 19 points. Sophomore Akemi Fu chipped in with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Annie Ye paced the Keppel offense […]
Girls Water Polo: West Covina improved to 4-0 to start the 2023-24 season on Thursday. But it didn’t come easily. The Bulldogs edged Chino Hills, 7-6, in a match that saw three of the four quarters being decided by one goal or less. WCHS took a 4-1 lead after the first period, but CHHS battled […]
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Boys Basketball: Colton Perez had a monster game in Bonita’s 65-55 victory over Santiago at the Blue Pride Classic on Thursday. The Bearcats two-sport star (baseball & basketball) scored 31 of Bonita’s 65 points. Perez was consistent as well, scoring 15 points in the first half and 16 in the second. Perez went 5-for-6 from […]
Boys Basketball: Walnut improved to 2-1 at the San Dimas on Thursday. The Mustangs jumped to an early lead and cruised to an 88-57 victory over Western Christian. Walnut took a 42-19 lead into the half, and never got challenged. Myles Wainwright and Chris Wang scored 20 points apiece for the Mustangs. Nathan Yen chipped […]