Girls basketball roundup: San Clemente’s Zona Miller sinks buzzer-beater in CIF-SS second round victory

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A roundup of Orange County girls basketball games Saturday in the second round of the CIF Southern Section playoffs:

(Open Division: Sage Hill beats Ontario Christian again for first Open win)


No. 3 Rosary 68, North Torrance 48: Senior forward Ava Dominguez scored 24 points and Mya Barnes and Allison Clarke added 15 and 12, respectively, to lead the host and top-seeded Royals (22-6) into the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

Rosary will play at Esperanza, a 40-39 winner against Long Beach Poly in another second round game Saturday.

Marlborough 55, No. 14 Woodbridge 35: Senior guard Maddie Yasui scored 10 points in the loss for the host Warriors (17-11).


No. 11 San Clemente 57, Ventura 56: Zona Miller sank about 10-foot jumper in the key on an inbound play at the buzzer to lift the host Tritons (23-7) into Wednesday’s quarterfinals at Redondo. Miller, a junior who also plays soccer this winter, finished with 18 points.

Tritons come back from 10 pt. deficit in 2nd half to win on Zona Miller’s buzzer beater 57-56 over a tough Ventura team tonight! Claire Pham with 19pts and Zona Miller 18pts to lead the scoring. On to the CIF Quarterfinals!! 👍💪🏀@ocvarsity @latsondheimer @SouthOCsports

— Triton Athletics (@SCHSTritons) February 12, 2023

No. 10 Fairmont Prep 44, San Dimas 34: Siyanda Salter scored 14 points to lead host Huskies (17-11), who play at San Juan Hills in the quarterfinal Wednesday.

No. 7 San Juan Hills 52, Downey 43: Amanda Edwards sank a go-ahead 3-pointer in the fourth quarter to help leads the Stallions.


No. 16 Cypress 59, No. 25 Aliso Niguel 35: Senior center Myia Collins scored 22 points to help lead the host Centurions (24-4) into the quarterfinals against top-seeded Brentwood. The Centurions will be the home team on Wednesday.

No. 9 Portola 50, St. Mary’s Academy 54: Moka Saiki scored 29 points and Kira Watanabe added 19, including five 3-pointers, as the Pacific Coast League runner-up won on the road to advance to Wednesday’s quarterfinal against Mark Keppel.


No. 15 El Dorado 55, Whitney 44: Avery Shiring had 16 points and 15 rebounds to lead the host Golden Hawks (20-8) into Wednesday’s quarterfinals at Murrieta Valley.

No. 19 Sunny Hills 45, Holy Martyrs 37: The at-large team from the Freeway League won at home to reach Wednesday’s quarterfinals against visiting Flintridge Prep.


No. 24 Anaheim 76, Hesperia 72 (2 OT): The visiting Colonists (24-6) won in double overtime to reach the quarterfinals against Chino on Wednesday.

No. 22 Calvary Chapel 56, Burroughs of Ridgecrest 38: The host Eagles advanced to the quarterfinals Wednesday against Cantwell Sacred Heart.


No. 13 Buena Park 76, Rio Hondo Prep 40: Sydnie Lendsey scored 20 points and fellow freshman Alana White added 18 to lead the host and top-seeded Coyotes into the quarterfinals Wednesday at Irvine.


St. Margaret’s 56, Ocean View 36: Freshman Lila Wohlgemuth scored 12 points to help pace the visiting and top-seeded Tartans, who play Immaculate Heart in the quarterfinals.

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