Vanguard 104, Arizona Christian 41

Senior guard Taylor Belmont had a triple-double to lead the No. 1-ranked host Lions in the Golden State Athletic Conference game Thursday.

Belmont had 29 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in 30 minutes to help the Lions improve to 21-0, 10-0 in conference. Belmont made 12 of 17 field-goal attempts, including three of four from three-point range.

Nicole Ballestero (11), Samantha Doucette (11), Lauren Martin (11) and Ashley Land (10) also scored in double figures for the winners, who shot 54.4% from the field.

The Lions are three games ahead of Hope International and The Master's College with four regular-season conference games remaining.

Arizona Christian is 5-19, 0-10.

Orange Coast 55, Santa Ana 53

Sophomore Chanelle Di Croce had 18 points and 16 rebounds to lead the host Pirates in the Orange Empire Conference game Thursday.

It was the seventh straight win for the Pirates (17-9, 8-2 in conference), who remain tied for first with Saddleback.

Jasmine Matar had 10 points and eight rebounds, Raechelle Davis had 13 points, five rebounds and five steals, and Dayanara Armenta had 11 points and four rebounds to lead the winners.


UC Irvine def. USC

Zack La Cavera had 17 kills and Jeremy Dejno added 16 to lead the host Anteaters to a 22-25, 25-17, 25-17, 24-26, 15-13 win in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play Thursday.

Collin Mehring had six block assists and five kills, while Connor Hughes, Dejno and Kyle Russell had two aces apiece for the winners (8-7, 5-6 in conference).

Roberto Frazzoni had 48 assists for UCI.

USC, which received six kills from Corona del Mar High product Joey Booth, is 6-5, 5-5.