JSerra Boys Basketball Power Through Ocean View Tournament

4d3bec03-9001-4ec8-d9b1-819f8ba9462bBy Dan Albano, OC Varsity

JSerra’s No. 3-ranked boys basketball team flashed its potential at the Jim Harris Memorial Tournament of Champions on Friday night.

The Lions looked so balanced and deep in a 90-48 semifinal victory against No. 10 and host Ocean View, Coach Joedy Gardner might need to fast forward his expectations.

“I’m on a five-year plan,” said Gardner, in his fourth season. “We’re getting better. We’ve got some new faces that are getting used to each other. Our chemistry is getting better.”

Sophomore Rex Pflueger scored a game-high 20 points to lead five Lions (6-1) in double-figures.

JSerra’s inside-duo of Jamal Aytes and Dylan Osetkowski both added 16 points while Devon Pflueger and point guard Johnnie Vassar chipped in 12 and 10 points, respectively.

Rex Pflueger, Osetkowski and Vassar will be back next season, but they were part of an impressive blend against Ocean View.

“That was probably one of our best games we’ve played this year because we put 32 minutes together,” Gardner said. “We’ve been really struggling playing about 15, 16, 17 minutes and then going through those lapses, and those craters that we don’t like to go into.”

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Coco Miller Named Athlete of the Week

meio7p-meio6fcocomillerjserraBy CARLOS ARIAS, OC Varsity
Congratulations to Coco Miller for being named OC Varsity’s Athlete of the Week. The sophomore guard was named the MVP of the Vernie Ford Tip-Off Classic after averaging 25 points, four assists and six steals in victories over Savanna, 82-12, Godinez, 85-12, Esperanza, 91-20, and Canyon, 46-37, at Fullerton High.
“I am very honored and proud to coach such a fine student athlete,” said JSerra Head Coach Mary Rossignol.  “Coco is a very good team leader and a selfless player. She understand how to compete and win a ball game, and encourages her teammates to do the same.”
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JSerra Athletes Named to All-County Teams by OC Varsity

Left to right: Coco Miller Jamal Aytes, and August Touchard

OC Varsity and the Orange County Register have chosen the 2011-12 All-County basketball teams, an honor for any athlete. This year JSerra is proud to three athletes on the list.

Congratulations to Jamal Aytes for being named to the OC Varsity’s All-County boys basketball team.

Coco Miller for being named first team all CIF-Southern section in Division 4AA, and to August Touchard  for being named Second Team All CIF
Div 4AA Girls Basketball.

A special congratulations to the JSerra girls basketball team for being ranked in the top 25 Southern California teams in the Los Angeles Times. This is the highest ranking JSerra basketball has received in the schools history.

For the complete list click Top 25.

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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Coco Miller Named Athlete of the Week by OC Varsity

Congratulations to Coco Miller for being named this weeks girls basketball athlete of the week by OC Varsity.

The freshman guard scored 19 points in a 93-22 victory over Costa Mesa and she had 31 points in JSerra’s 68-66 overtime victory over Bishop Montgomery of Torrance to help the Lions reach the CIF-SS Division 4AA quarterfinals.

The Lady Lions take on Windward Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in the JSerra Pavilion. Admission is $5 with a student ID and $8 for adults.

Lady Lions Give Back to the Community

Check out all the latest from JSerra’s Lady Lions, in the February newsletter.

Freshman Megan House shares her experience mentoring young girls in basketball and JSerra senior’s are honored at senior night with friends and family.

To read more click here Girls Basketball News.

Also be sure to come out to support our eighth ranked Lady Lions as they take on Costa Mesa High School in the first round of the CIF Playoffs, Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. hosted in the JSerra Pavilion. 

Tie Breaker Verses Orange Lutheran Tonight

Lions vs Orange Lutheran

Join the varsity boys basketball team tonight as they break the tie for third place in the Trinity League against Orange Lutheran, at Irvine Valley College. Tip off is at 7 p.m. and admission is free, parking is $2 so bring your quarters and come cheer on the Lions.

Irvine Valley College
5500 Irvine Center Dr
Irvine, California 92604
Parking in lot 9
Click here to view IVC campus map.