Brea-Olinda High School had little trouble winning its fifth consecutive Brea-Olinda tournament girls' basketball championship, defeating Valencia, 91-29, Saturday at the Brea-Olinda gymnasium.
Brea-Olinda (8-0), ranked second in Orange County, dominated Valencia (3-2) from the start, taking a 16-6 first-quarter lead.
Brea-Olinda center Susan Tousey led all scorers with 28 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and blocked 6 shots. Tousey, who left the game with about three minutes to play in the third quarter, was named the tournament's co-most valuable player, along with teammate Aimee McDaniel. McDaniel, a sophomore, addded 20 points and 9 assists.
Brea Olinda led, 48-11, at the half.
"I'm surprised we played that well. In fact, I'm shocked," said Brea-Olinda Coach Mark Trakh. "This could be the most talented team we have had at this school."
Katella 36, Esperanza 24--Junior forward Joni Easterly scored 21 points to lead Katella (7-1) past Esperanza (3-3) in the third-place game. Katella led, 17-14, at the half and relied on a strong defensive effort in the third quarter, limiting the Aztecs to just two points in the period. Esperanza was led by forward Shannon Jones with seven points.