JSerra Happy With its New Place in Trinity League

VassarBy Damien Calhoun, OC Varsity

Finishing in the top three in the Trinity League is quite an accomplishment, and it’s one that JSerra’s boys basketball team is happy to celebrate.

The fifth-ranked Lions defeated third-ranked Orange Lutheran, 65-54, on Thursday night at Orange Lutheran to capture third place in league.

“This is highest finish we’ve ever had,” Lions coach Joedy Gardner said. “Last year, we tied them (Orange Lutheran) and we had a playoff and they beat us and that moved us down to fourth.

“We’re excited that we’re in the top three (in league). Our guys are working really hard and I think they deserved it. They were prepared.”

The top three teams in the league are guaranteed a berth in the upcoming CIF-SS basketball playoffs.

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Watch the boys in action as they take on Whitney High School Wednesday, February 13 at 7 p.m.

JSerra’s Jamal Aytes Named to OC Varsity’s Athletes on the Rise

*By Steve Fryer, OC Varsity

Aytes might have never been 100 percent this winter after undergoing offseason knee surgery. But that didn’t stop the 6-7 first-year starter from leading the Lions in scoring (15.6) and being the most consistent contributor on a young team that frequently shuffled its lineup. Expect a healthy Aytes to be one of the county’s five best players next season.

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