Costa Mesa's Kyle Hefner (4) celebrates a 56-47 win over Estancia in an Orange Coast League game on Wednesday. (SCOTT SMELTZER, Daily Pilot / January 9, 2013)

"They don't quit. That's one thing that I love about these guys," said Beltran, whose Eagles have lost six of their last seven games. "We've been down by 20, 30, 40, it doesn't matter, they don't quit. They find a way to continue fighting."

The fight came late and it wasn't enough for the Eagles to extend their home winning streak against the Mustangs.

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Orange Coast League

Costa Mesa 56, Estancia 47

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Mesa 12 – 16 – 15 – 13 — 56

Estancia 9 – 7 – 10 – 21 — 47

CM – Hefner 16, Ferris 10, Azurin 10, Wright 10, Bell 6, JeyaRajah 2, Comer 2.

3-pt. goals – Wright 2, Azurin 1.

Fouled out – Bell.

Technicals – None.

E – Jelks 13, Mendoza 9, Harry 8, Beck 7, Jarmacz 4, Hubbard 2, Ponce 2, Stillman 2.

3-pt. goals – Jelks 2, Harry 2, Mendoza 1.

Fouled out – None.

Technicals – None.

david.carrillo@latimes.com

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