Fountain Valley Coach Roger Holmes gestures to a referee. (SCOTT SMELTZER, HB Independent / December 19, 2011)

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The Fountain Valley boys' basketball team is streaking into the holiday weekend.

The Barons picked up two victories earlier in the week, the most recent a 69-52 nonleague drubbing of host Yorba Linda.

"We played a pretty strong defensive game, especially in the second and third quarters as we pulled away," said Coach Roger Holmes, whose Barons improved to 8-2. "Our offense was steady and consistent throughout the game.

"The game was very physical and we had a solid effort throughout."

Tanner Trounce was four of six from three-point range and led all scorers with 21 points. The junior forward also collected nine rebounds. Senior forward Nathan Moss contributed 13 points and six rebounds, senior guard Zack Richartz hit three three-pointers and finished with 10 points, junior guard Josh Armstrong made four of six shots and tallied 10 points, six rebounds and five assists, and senior guard Sean Myers dished out six assists.

Fountain Valley started its work week Monday and pulled away to a 67-47 nonleague home win over Segerstrom. Armstrong had a game-high 13 points and added six rebounds, junior forward Sean Finley scored 11 points with six rebounds, Trounce had 10 points, Myers nine points, seven rebounds and five assists and Moss had eight points and 13 rebounds.

"We played a pretty solid game," Holmes said. "I was especially happy with our defensive effort in the second half and the way we shared the ball the entire game."

Fountain Valley takes on San Juan Hills at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Orange County North-South Challenge at El Toro High. Next week, the Barons are in Orlando, Fla., for the KSA Holiday Classic at the Walt Disney Wide World of Sports Complex. They'll open against Ponte Vedra of Florida on Wednesday.

Brethren Christian: The Warriors picked up two victories before the winter break by defeating Pilibos of Los Angeles and Excelsior of Spring Valley Lake.

Brethren Christian pulled away in the final five minutes of its game against Pilibos to score a 60-46 victory. Junior center Mamadou Ndiaye had another impressive game with 37 points, 18 rebounds and five blocked shots. The Eagles routed Excelsior, 72-32, behind a balanced attack that included 18 points by Ndiaye, 14 points by sophomore Caleb Keller, 11 points each by Dakota Warren and senior guard Billy Bryson and nine points by freshman guard Brandon Bryson.

BC next week starts play at the MaxPreps Holiday Classic (Small School division) at Desert Christian High in the Palm Springs area. The Warriors open against Desert Chapel at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Edison: The Chargers went 3-1 at the Irvine World News Tournament, which wrapped Saturday. They defeated Lakewood (57-48), lost to El Toro (69-40) and finished the tournament with consecutive wins over Woodbridge (69-63) and Cerritos (75-40). In the rout of Cerritos on Saturday, senior guard Dreon Barlett scored a game-high 26 points and senior guard Corey Foster scored 20.

Barlett was named to the all-tournament team.

"We played well after the loss to El Toro," Edison Coach Rich Boyce said. "Players' effort in practice increased and we played our best game of year against Woodbridge and then beat a very good Cerritos team."

Edison takes on Beckman at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at El Toro High. The game is part of the Orange County North-South Challenge. The Chargers start play next Tuesday at the Palm Desert Tournament.

Huntington Beach: The Oilers took third place among 20 team at the North Orange County Championships tournament, hosted by Sonora.

Huntington's tournament run started with a 57-44 win over Long Beach Wilson on Dec. 13. The Oilers' balance was on display as four players scored in double-figures, led by senior guard Rory Aldana's 14 points. Junior forward Harley Ruder scored 12 points and junior guard Andrew Tenbrink and senior guard Blake Skorich both scored 10. Aldana came back in the Oilers' next game to pour in 23 points in a 60-54 win over host Sonora. Rudder added 12 points and Tenbrink 11 points.

The Oilers ran their tournament win streak to three games by defeating defending CIF Southern Section Division 2A champion Gahr, 73-65, in overtime. The Gladiators hit a last-second three-point shot force overtime. Tenbrink led the way with 21 points and 15 rebounds, Ruder posted 19 points, Aldana 14 points and Skorich 11 points.

Huntington played Capistrano Valley in the semifinals and lost to the eventual tournament champion Cougars, 54-41. Skorich hit six three-point shots and led the Oilers with 22 points. Aldana had 11 points.

"We had opportunities but we were plagued with foul trouble and an ankle injury to Andrew (Tenbrink) at beginning of the third (quarter) allowed Capo Valley to pull away in the fourth (quarter)," Huntington Coach Fabian Luna said.