SERRA VS OAKS CHRISTIAN Girls Basketball Playoffs

The Cavaliers defeated the Lions 73-62 in a 4AA quarterfinal playoff game. Rejane Verin led the way with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Simone Thompson added 15, and Siera Thompson contributed 14 points and 5 assists. Brianna Barrett led the Lions with 23 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists.


Oaks Christian vs Calabasas

Oaks Christian Lions vs Mater Dei Crusaders Girls Basketball

Highlights and interviews of the Lions’ 74-33 victory. Brianna Barrett and Beth Mounier led the way with 19 each for the Lions, while Cardedra Evans scored 17 for the Crusaders. Coach Trutanic and Barrett talk about the victory.

Oaks Christian vs Moorpark

It’s the Marmonte League game of the week. Oaks Christian (5-2) comes in looking as good as they could have after a 65-0 victory over Simi Valley, while Moorpark (4-3) is hungry for its first win over one of the upper-echelon Marmonte League teams. The Lions are led by QB Richie Harrington and a whole host of excellent receivers. Defensively, Oaks Christian is led by Ronny Camacho who averages a ridiculous 15 tackles per game. You can expect to see him in the backfield blitzing all night. This will not be an easy mission for the Musketeers, who got all they could handle from Royal last week. Oaks averages 36 points a game, so it should be hard for Moorpark to stop them. Moorpark only gives up 19 points a game, however, so they may be up to the task. The Musketeers are led by QB Grant Rohach, who has filled his brother’s shoes admirably completing 70 percent of his passes with pinpoint accuracy. RB Tyler Peterson is the team leader, and not just the team leader, but also the school president. The Musketeers will have to rely on his legs and his counterpart Aaron Stanton to keep this a close contest. This game may be close in the first half, but look for Oaks Christian to take over in the second.

Prediction: Oaks Christian 35 Moorpark 21

Oaks Christian vs Simi Valley

This could potentially be a trap game for (4-2) Oaks Christian considering they have Moorpark next week. But even if the Lions sputter early, they are just too talented for the (1-5) Pioneers. The Lions are led by QB Richie Harrington who possesses the height, arm strength, poise and intelligence to be one of the better quarterbacks in the Southern Section. Of course it doesn’t hurt to have targets to throw to like USC-bound Jordan Payton or Duke-bound Blair Holliday. The two combine to average 163 yards and make 11.5 catches a game. Simi Valley is led by QB Jake Maranto and RB Jens Jeters. They will need to have a ball control offense featuring Jeters prominently if they have any chances of staying close to Oaks Christian. The Lions will be too much.

Prediction: Oaks Christian 42 Simi Valley 14

Westlake at Oaks Christian

Westlake at Oaks Christian – It’s the game of the week in beautiful Westlake Village. This game has been 11 years in the making and both schools, which are less than a mile away from each other, are looking forward to it. Westlake (3-0) is ranked the top team in the state of California in many polls and will get their second major test of the year. Their first, against Thousand Oaks, was passed with flying colors. The Warriors are led by RB Tavier Mowry, who is averaging 13.1 yards per carry. Mowry and WR Nelson Spruce give the Warriors big play potential and can take it to the house at any moment. Starting QB Nick Isham isn’t too shabby himself. He knows how to get his entire offense involved. In just three games, he has completed 78 percent of his passes to 13 different Warrior receivers. Oaks Christian (2-1) already had a miraculous come-from-behind victory against St. Bonaventure and comes in looking to make their second statement of the young season. It’s unclear who will start at QB for the Lions, but Richie Harrington has really outperformed Trevor Gretzky so far. Harrington has thrown for six touchdowns and no interceptions, while Gretzky has recorded only one touchdown compared to three interceptions. The teams was so excited for Harrington, that they nicknamed him “Falco” in practice. Although I’m an Oaks alum, I have to go with my head on this pick. The Lions are not deep enough to contend with Westlake throughout the course of the game and really pulled a rabbit out of a hat just to beat St. Bonaventure two weeks ago. Also, the shaky placekicking may really cost them should this game be close.

Prediction: Westlake 34 Oaks Christian 20

Oaks Christian at Calabasas

OAKS CHRISTIAN at CALABASAS – After looking dead in the waters for the better part of three quarters, the Lions (1-1, 1-0) got a much needed breath of fresh air from backup senior quarterback Richie Harrington. The senior transfer gave the offense the spark Head Coach Bill Redell was looking for. He completed 10-for-21 of his passes, but more importantly than that, accounted for five touchdowns. The key for the Lions is to not have a classic letdown this week against one of the weaker teams in the Marmonte League, but it appears the Lions have finally had a wakeup call after playing sluggishly in their first seven quarters. Trevor Gretzky remains the QB for now, but will there be a controversy brewing out in Westlake Village should Gretzky get out to a slow start against the Coyotes? The Lions will be led by Duke-bound Blair Holliday, who climbed the ladder to come up with the game winning overtime score against the Seraphs. On the other side of the ball, the Coyotes (1-1, 0-1) come off a tough 24-6 loss to Royal. Coach Larry Edwards will need to lean on his two running backs, Tyson Jones and Tai Kusakawa, to control the time of possession and keep the Coyotes in the game.

Prediction: Oaks Christian 38 Calabasas 14