CORONA DEL MAR — Senior Frida Ramos came off the bench to give the Estancia High girls' basketball team a spark against rival Costa Mesa in a consolation semifinal of the Corona del Mar Tip-Off Classic Thursday at CdM.
She contributed eight steals and four points to help lead the Eagles to a 55-45 win.
"She didn't play in the first two games," Estancia co-coach Xavier Castellano said of Ramos. "She came in midway through the third quarter and she just changed the game."
Senior Celia Duran had 16 points and six assists, freshman Neffertiti Van Den Heever added 14 points, freshman Maya Van Den Heever scored nine points and Giana Jason grabbed 14 rebounds for the Eagles (2-1).
Estancia dominated the fourth quarter, outscoring the Mustangs, 23-7.
"We put the pressure on," Castellano said.
Alexa Loredo and Aubriona Mathis scored 10 points each for Costa Mesa.
The Eagles play in the consolation championship Saturday at 4 p.m. at Northwood.
Garden Grove 35, Newport Harbor 33
CORONA DEL MAR — Freshman McKenna Izzi scored 14 points, including two three-pointers, for the Sailors in a consolation game of the CdM Tip-Off Classic Thursday.
Junior Jennifer Lopez added 11 points with one three pointer and junior Bella Raimondi had four points for Newport Harbor (0-3), which rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter. Izzi's three-pointer with 20 seconds left gave the Sailors a one-point lead, Newport Harbor Coach Justin Long said. But Garden Grove responded with a three-pointer and the Sailors' last second-shot hit the back of the rim.
Estancia 74, Santa Ana Valley 50
GARDEN GROVE — Ben Beck scored 24 points and Josh Mendoza added 23 points for the Eagles in a consolation game of the Orangewood Academy tournament Thursday.
Matt Jarmacz grabbed 11 rebounds and Chad Fackler had six points, nine rebounds and eight assists for Estancia (1-2), which plays in another consolation game on Saturday.
The Eagles opened the season with a 55-51 loss to Workman on Tuesday, when Mendoza scored 15 points and Jarmacz had 13 points.
Estancia lost to Saddleback Christian, 77-44, Wednesday night, when Mendoza scored 20 points and Beck had 13 points.