Woodbridge girls basketball stifles Irvine to capture Savanna Holiday Classic

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Woodbridge’s girls basketball team cooled off Irvine with its defense Friday in the finals of the Savanna Holiday Classic.

The Warriors used a full-court man press to blank the Vaqueros in the first quarter and raced to a 49-26 victory at Savanna High.

Woodbridge (11-6), ranked 18th in Orange County, outscored Irvine 12-0 in the first quarter and opened a 32-11 advantage at halftime.

Irvine (11-5) reached the finals by upsetting No. 21 Northwood 50-47 in the semifinals.

Hana Watanabe and Maddie Yasui each scored 16 points to pace Woodbridge. Watanabe, a junior guard, earned tournament MVP while Yasui, a sophomore, sank four 3-pointers.

Forward Teagan Burrus added six points and nine rebounds for the Warriors.

Woodbridge and Irvine are in separate leagues this winter but will play a nonleague game Jan. 10.

The Warriors are part of the four-team Pacific Coast League with Sage Hill, Portola and Beckman. Irvine is a member of the Pacific Hills League with Northwood, University and Laguna Hills.

In the Christina Mauser Memorial Tournament:

Claremont 36, No. 10 Portola 21: The Bulldogs (14-4) were held to a season-low output in the championship game at Edison.

In the Whittier tournament:

Rosary 72, Los Osos 57 (OT): Mya Barnes made a layup with 18 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and the Royals (13-5) blanked the Grizzlies in the extra frame to claim their third tournament title of the season.

Allison Clarke scored 26 points, including six 3-pointers, to pace Rosary, which handed Los Osos (11-1) its first loss.

Barnes finished with 21 points while Ava Dominguez added 18, including three 3-pointers.

In the Titan Classic:

No. 7 Esperanza 58, Great Oak 30: Kaiya Mack earned tournament MVP honors at Temescal Canyon while Emma Wu and freshmen Madi Lam and Charlotte Muller made all-tournament.

In the Marina Larry Doyle Tournament of Champions:

No. 8 Brea Olinda 64, Huntington Beach 38: Mariah Henderson scored 15 points at Marina to lead the Ladycats (11-4) in the third-place game. Sarah Wang and Brooklyn Kame earned all-tournament honors for Brea Olinda, which fell to Marlborough 55-50 in the semifinals on Thursday.

Marlborough beat Desert Pines of Nevada 61-45 in the final Friday.

In the SoCal Holiday Prep Classic:

Mira Costa 45, No. 9 San Clemente 31: The Tritons fell in the final of the NCAA East Division in San Diego but placed Kiley Quillin on the all-tournament team.

No. 5 San Juan Hills 57, Mt. Miguel 53: Amanda Edwards earned all-tournament honors as the Stallions (16-2) took third in the WNBA Division in San Diego.

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