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Girls Hoops Win Streak Snapped by Wolverines
The Dana Hills girls basketball team’s four-game win streak came to an end on Jan. 30 following a 71-41 nonleague loss to Aliso Niguel. Aliso Niguel, which plays in the South Coast League, powered its way to the win behind a big 22-9 run in the third quarter.
Dana Hills (14-6, 4-1 league) returned to Sea View League competition on Feb. 2 and dropped its first league contest of the season in a 61-53 loss to Trabuco Hills. Dana Hills senior Maddy Bloom scored 22 points in the loss to the Mustangs. Bloom made only five field goals but converted 11 of 14 free throw attempts.
The loss knocked the Dolphins down to second place in the standings. Dana Hills was set to play against first-place El Toro (15-9, 5-1) on Feb. 4. Results were not available at press time. The Dolphins defeated the Chargers 44-28 on Jan. 21.
Dolphin Soccer Team Gaining Momentum
Following two back-to-back victories, the Dana Hills girls soccer team made a positive move up in the South Coast League standings. The Dolphins (6-3-9, 3-1-2) are now in second place, one game ahead of rival San Clemente.
Dana Hills shutout Capistrano Valley 2-0 on the road on Jan. 28 and scored two second-half goals to overtake Mission Viejo 2-1 on Feb. 2. Isabelle Barnett and Reid Morrison each scored a goal for the Dolphins against the Diablos.
Dana Hills will travel to play San Clemente on Feb. 8. The two teams drew to a 0-0 tie in their first meeting of the season on Jan. 21.
Boys Basketball Team Lose Close Battles With Chargers, Wolverines
In search of its first South Coast League win of the season, the Dana Hills boys basketball team suffered back-to-back tough-luck losses.
The Dolphins lost closely contested games against El Toro and Aliso Niguel on Jan. 29 and Feb. 3, respectively. The combined margin of victory for the Chargers and Wolverines was five points.
Dana Hills lost in overtime 61-58 against the Chargers and were narrowly edged by Aliso Niguel 54-52.
Garrett Arico scored a game-high 19 points for the Dolphins in the loss to El Toro while Nathan Hernandez chipped in 13. Harold Hall’s 15 points led a balanced offensive attack for Dana Hills in the loss to Aliso. Aliso Niguel’s Lucas Parks scored a game-high 21 points and made four 3-pointers.
Dana Hills will travel to play a nonleague game against Trabuco Hills on Feb. 5 before returning to league play with a home game against Mission Viejo on Feb. 9.
Girls Water Polo Bounces Back With Win
On the heels of a closely contested 11-9 loss to rival San Clemente, the Dana Hills girls water polo team got back on track Jan. 28 in an 11-8 victory over Aliso Niguel. Alex Peros and Sam McGowan each scored three goals in the win. Dana Hills’ Sydney Baba scored twice and recorded five assists and two steals.
The Dolphins were scheduled to play Tesoro on Feb. 3. Results were not available at press time.
Boys Soccer Shutout by Titans
The Tesoro boys soccer team scored one goal in each half en route to a 2-0 shutout victory over Dana Hills on Feb. 3. The Dolphins were shutout 2-0 by Aliso Niguel on Jan. 29, dropping them to fifth place in the Sea View League standings.
After winning seven of their first nine matches of the season, the Dolphins have failed to find traction in Sea View League play.
Dana Hills (7-7-1, 0-5) will host Trabuco Hills on Feb. 5.