Estancia's Bryanna Vernon (2), Maya Van Den Heever (32) and Celia Duran (5) celebrate a win over Costa Mesa. (SCOTT SMELTZER, Daily Pilot / January 8, 2013)

Senior point guard Danielle Obong, a co-captain for the Mustangs, had six points and led all players with seven steals.

Estancia plays host to Laguna Beach (13-1, 1-0) in another key league game on Thursday, while Costa Mesa is home against Godinez.

"Our goal this year is to win league," Castellano said. "To start off like this is good. It's a great win for us, not just because it's Mesa and it's a bell game, but because it's the first league game."

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Orange Coast League

Estancia 49, Costa Mesa 42

SCORE BY QUARTERS

CM 17 – 7 – 10 – 8 — 42

Est 9 – 13 – 10 – 17 — 49

CM – Loredo 14, Settles 11, Mathis 9, Obong 6, Ford 2.

3-pt. goals – Mathis 1.

Fouled out – Settles.

Technicals – None.

Est – Duran 16, Jason 11, Vernon 10, M. Van Den Heever 6, Simmons 2, Herrera 2, Guyot 2.

3-pt. goals – Duran 3, Vernon 2.

Fouled out – None.

Technicals – Simmons.

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