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A roundup of the Orange County boys basketball playoff highlights on Wednesday:
Cypress earned a bit of redemption and advanced in the CIF-SS boys basketball playoffs Wednesday with a 61-48 victory over Orange Lutheran in the first round of the Division 1 playoffs at Cypress High.
The Centurions lost to Orange Lutheran in the championship game of the Coyote Classic tournament on Dec. 7.
Eddie Spencer paced Cypress (24-5) with 21 points and made three 3-pointers. Elijah Vaielua had 12 points, 13 rebounds and three steals.
Sophomore guard Kody Papke had 11 points and a game-high five steals.
The Lancers (13-14) finished the season with an 11-game losing streak.
Cypress, which went undefeated in the Empire League for the third consecutive year, will play at Windward of Los Angeles in the second round Friday.
In other games Wednesday:
Canyon 61, Trabuco Hills 48: Canyon got contributions from its role players in the win over Trabuco Hills.
Junior forward Jake Stryker led the Comaches with 15 points, the first time this season that Stryker had a team-high in points. Joey Sparacino had 13 points for Canyon (20-9) and Nathan Williams added 13.
Aryan Talle led Trabuco Hills (15-13) with 16 points and Joey Longo added 16 points and five rebounds. The Mustangs trailed by 18 points in the fourth quarter and cut the lead to four with just over two minutes remaining in the game.
Canyon will play at JSerra, the No. 4 seed, in the second round Friday.
Pacifica Christian 76, El Toro 47: Pacifica Christian routed El Toro in the first round of the Division 2A playoffs at Pacifica Christian High.
The Tritons reached the semifinals in the Division 4AA playoffs last season.
Houston Mallette scored 16 points for Pacifica Christian (21-7). Riyaan Jiwani and Judah Brown each scored 15 points. Brown also had 10 rebounds. Charles Erving added 14 points.
Pacifica Christian will play at Mira Costa in the second round Friday. Mira Costa beat San Clemente 49-42 in the first round.
Crean Lutheran 66, Diamond Bar 53: Crean Lutheran defended its home court in a win against Diamond Bar.
Josh Shin and Michael Birket each scored 16 points for Crean Lutheran (17-10).
The Saints finished in second place in the Empire League and were awarded a home game against Diamond Bar, a second-place team from the Mt. Baldy League.
Crean Lutheran will play at No. 2 seed Oxnard in the second round Friday.
Mission Viejo 79, Great Oak 58: Griff Higgins’ 25-point performance led Mission Viejo to a blowout win over Great Oak of Temecula at Great Oak High.
Junior Presley Eldridge had 17 points for the Diablos and Jake Conerty added 15.
Mission Viejo (24-5) will host Heritage Christian on Friday in the second round. Heritage Christian was the co-champion of the Olympic League.
Capistrano Valley 74, Walnut 37: Capistrano Valley dominated Walnut in a first-round game at Capistrano Valley High.
Conner Gleason had a game-high 18 points for Capo Valley. Spencer Egbert had 16 points and Langston Redfield had 13 points and 18 rebounds. Brody Sumner scored 10 points.
Capo Valley will play at Fairmont Prep on Friday in the second round. The Cougars are ranked No. 3 in Orange County and Fairmont Prep is ranked No. 4.
Capistrano Valley Christian 41, Rolling Hills Prep 40 (OT): Capistrano Valley Christian had one of the biggest upsets in the first round by edging Rolling Hills Prep in overtime at Harbor College.
Capistrano Valley Christian (15-15) won a tiebreaker against Saddleback Valley Christian last week to earn third place in the San Joaquin League and receive an automatic playoff spot. Rolling Hills Prep won the Coastal League and is ranked in the top 50 in the state.
Adam Garza had a team-high 11 points. Bence Duka and Luke Powell each scored 10 points for the Eagles. Duka had a team-high six rebounds and a block.
Capistrano Valley Christian will play at Compton in the second round Friday.
Fountain Valley 75, Westminster 59: Preston Amarillo had a game-high 23 points and seven assists for Fountain Valley (17-8) in a win over visiting Westminster.
It is the first playoff win for the Barons since 2011.
Jermiah Davis had 16 points for the Barons, and Roddie Anderson added 11.
Matthew Brookins paced Westminster (12-17) with 23 points and Isaiah Banks had 16. Westminster finished in second place in the Golden West League.
Fountain Valley will host Temple City in the second round Friday.
Laguna Beach 64, Ocean View 46: Laguna Beach senior Nolan Naess had 29 points in a dominant win over Ocean View at Laguna Beach High.
Chase Hall had nine points for Laguna Beach (21-7). Willie Rounaghi and Brooks Hogenauer each scored eight points for the Breakers.
Laguna Beach will play at Hart of Newhall on Friday.
Rancho Alamitos 63, Academy of Careers and Exploration 36: Colby Illingworth had 20 points and 14 rebounds for Rancho Alamitos in a blowout win over the Academy of Careers and Exploration.
Dennis Castaneto had 12 points and seven rebounds for Rancho Alamitos (14-12).
The Vaqueros will be at home against Nordhoff on Friday.
Los Amigos 58, Calvary Chapel 50: Garden Grove League champion Los Amigos beat Calvary Chapel at Los Amigos High.
Ata Khalil and Brian Pacheco each had 14 points for the Lobos. Junior guard Marco Vasquez contributed 10 points.
Los Amigos (19-8) will play at Vasquez of Acton on Friday in the second round.
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