OAKLAND — Orange County high school basketball teams were three for three Saturday in California Interscholastic Federation state championship basketball games at the Oakland Coliseum Arena.
This is the first year that more than two county teams have won state titles.
Tustin defeated Danville San Ramon Valley, 66-54, in boys' Division II, Estancia defeated Fremont Washington, 82-72, in boys' Division III, and Brea-Olinda defeated Hayward Moreau, 54-46, to win the girls' Division II title.
The day did not go off without a hitch for county teams. Mike Haas, who scored a game-high 27 points in Estancia's victory, was punched by a Fremont Washington student as he walked off the floor after the game. It was a glancing blow, and Haas was uninjured.
It was the first state title for Estancia, which two weeks ago was defeated by Pomona in the Southern Section final. Estancia avenged that loss in the Southern California regionals, during which the Eagles also defeated two other CIF section champions.