The Aztecs played the Canyon High School Comanches last Friday night at Esperanza High School. Canyon took the early lead with a 6 point advantage over the Aztecs at the end of the first period. Finding their footing in the next two periods, the Aztecs scored 23 points while their defense held Canyon to 3 points. Final Score was 46 to 34 for an Aztec win. High scorer for the Aztecs was Taylor Bianco with 12 points. Kristin Nelson scored 10, Shelby Larson had 9, Maddy Catalano scored 6, Brittany Price had 5 points and Sierra Sorenson and Nicole Larson each had 2 points.
As the end of the regular season approaches, the Aztecs will travel to El Modena next Friday night for their last league away game. Game time is 2:45 PM for J.V. and 5:45 PM for Varsity. With just 3 league games left, Esperanza's record is 14 wins, 9 losses overall and 4 wins, 5 losses in the Century League.
In their second match-up of the season, the Aztecs took an early lead over the Wildcats, scoring 22 points to Brea's 17 in the first period. The Wildcats came back strong and pulled ahead in the second period but the Aztecs had tied it up, 36-36, by the middle of the third. Ultimately, Brea took the win with 58 points to the Aztecs 49. Scoring for the Aztecs were Maddy Catalano with 16 points, Taylor Bianco with 11 and Sierra Sorenson with 8 points. Kristin Nelson had 6 points, Shelby Larson scored 5 and Nicole Larson had 3 points.
The Aztecs return home next Friday to host the Canyon Comanches. Game times will be 2:45 PM for J.V. and 5:45 PM for Varsity.
Friday night saw a battle between Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District rivals from Esperanza and El Dorado. El Dorado took the win in the 63 to 43 final score game. High scorer for the Aztecs was Shelby Larson with 15 points, followed by Taylor Bianco with 8, Maddy Catalano with 6. Brittany Price and Sierra Sorenson had 4 points a piece and Kristin Nelson and Nicole Larson each scored 3.
The Aztecs will travel to Brea Olinda High School next Monday to take on the Wildcats. The J.V. game will begin at 2:45 PM, followed by the Varsity game at 5:45 PM. See you there!
The Aztecs traveled to Foothill High School to take on the Nights for their first of two match-ups this season. Final score was 32 to 55 for a Foothill win. Scoring for the Aztecs were Taylor Bianco with 9 points, Sierra Sorenson with 8, Maddy Catalano and Brittany Price with 6 each, Kristin Nelson with 2 and Nicole Larson with 1 point.
The Aztecs travel to El Dorado High School next Friday to face the Nights. J.V play begins at 2:45 PM, followed by Varsity at 5:45 PM.
The Aztecs traveled to Villa Park for a match up with the Spartans. The Spartans took the early lead and were up by 5 points at the end of the 1st quarter. The Aztecs found their footing in the 2nd quarter, outscoring the Spartans by 10 and then continued the fight in the 3rd by holding the Spartans scoreless. Final score was 51 to 32 for an Aztec win. Maddy Catalano was the Aztec high scorer with 16 points, followed by Taylor Bianco with 8. Shelby Larson scored 7 points, Kristin Nelson, Nicole Larson and Gina Cordova each scored 6 points and Sierra Sorenson scored 2.
The Aztecs finsih off the first round of Century League play by hosting the Foothill Nights next Tuesday night in the Esperanza main gym. The J.V. game will begin at 2:45 PM, followed by the Varsity game at 5:45 PM.
The Esperanza Aztecs and El Modena Vanquards met last night at Esperanza High School. Final score was 63 to 53 with the win going to Esperanza. High scorer for the Aztecs was Kristin Nelson with 20 points, succeeding at 12 out of 12 free throw attempts. Sierra Sorenson posted 11 points and Taylor Bianco, after taking 3 charges, scored 8 points. Maddy Catalano and Brittany Price each scored 7, followed by Shelby Larson and Gina Cordova with 4 a piece and Nicole Larson scored 2 points. Nice win, Aztecs!
The Aztecs will travel to Villa Park High School next Friday to take on the Spartans. The J.V. game will begin at 2:45 PM, followed by the Varsity game at 5:45 PM. See you there!
The Aztecs and the Canyon Comanches played last Wednesday night at Canyon High School. Final score was 56 to 40 for an Aztec win. For the Aztecs, Maddy Catalano scored 27 points including three 3-point shots. Sierra Sorenson had 9 points, followed by Taylor Bianco and Brittany Price, each with 6 points. Shelby Larson had 4 points, Nicole Larson had 3 points and Kristin Nelson scored 1 point.
The Aztecs hosted the Brea Olinda Wildcats on January 4th for a Saturday night game at Esperanza High School. The final score was 41 to 58 for a Wildcats win. High scorers for the Aztecs were Maddy Catalano and Kristin Nelson with 11 points a piece. Shelby Larson scored 8, followed by Taylor Bianco with 6, Nicole Larson with 3 and Sierra Sorenson with 2 points.
The Aztecs hosted the Eldorado Hawks last Friday night for their first Century League game this season. The Hawks prevailed with 66 points to Esperanza's 41. Sierra Sorenson led the Aztecs with 14 points, followed by Shelby Larson with 11 points. Taylor Bianco and Gina Cordova each had 5 points. Maddison Catalano scored 4 and Brittany Price had 2.
The Aztecs take a break from Century league play next week to participate in holiday tournaments. Varsity will be playing in the So. Cal. Holiday Prep Classic in San Diego while J.V. will play at Valencia High School in the Lady Tiger Holiday Tournament. Games will be held from Dec 26th to Dec 30th for both tournaments.
The next league match-up is against Brea at Esperanza High School on January 4th. J.V. will play at 2:45 PM and Varsity will be at 5:45 PM.
Esperanza Women's Basketball kicks off Century League play tonight in a match up against the El Dorado Hawks. The J.V. game starts at 5:30 pm followed by Varsity at 7:00. Location is the Esperanza High School main gym. Bring your appetite as the Esperanza snack bar will be in full swing.
Summer practice and game schedules are now posted. See the schedules button above for details.
Last Saturday's Summer Camp car wash was a huge success with the team selling over 100 carwash tickets. In addition to raising money for the program, the team bonded and got to know the new freshman players. Check out this site for the latest car wash pictures.
With less than one week left of school, Aztec players are gearing up for the start of the Summer basketball season. Kicking off the season is the Summer Day Camp held at Esperanza High School. Camp starts June 17th and runs through July 19th.
Cost is $250 for all five weeks plus $30 for players needing a uniform.
New players interested in attending can get information through the "Athlete Info" button above. We look forward to a successful Summer season and welcome our new players.
The practice and event schedule is now out for the month of March. Click on the schedule button above and see all the activities planned for next month
The Aztecs and the Foothill Nights played last Friday night at Esperanza High School. Final score was 40 to 53 for a Foothill win. For the Aztecs, Taylor Bianco scored 15 points, followed by Elaina Ralston with 8, Sydney Hashimoto and Sierra Sorenson with 6 points apiece, Blake Lathrop scored 3 and Maddy Catalano scored 2 points.
The Aztecs travel to Eldorado High School next Tuesday night to take on the Hawks. Game time starts at 5:45 p.m.
The Aztecs hosted the Villa Park Spartans last Tuesday night. The two teams battled to a tie at the end of the 1st quarter but by the end of the 2nd, the Spartans had pulled ahead by 10 points. The Spartans gained an additional point lead on the Aztecs in each of the remaining quarters to win by 12, with a final score of 57 to 45.
High scorer for the Aztecs was Shelby Larson at the Post with 12 points. Taylor Bianco and Maddy Catalano each scored 8, Sierra Sorenson had 5, Haleigh John scored 4, Sydney Hashimoto had 3, Elaina Ralston and Blake Lathrop each scored 2 and Kristin Nelson had 1 point.
In last Friday's away game against the El Modena Vanguards, the Aztecs fell behind 8 to 18 by the end of the first quarter but battled to catch up and trade the lead throughout the remainder of the game. Ultimately though, the Vanguard's final shot in the last seconds of the game pushed El Modena into the lead for the final score of 55 to 53. Scoring for the Aztecs were Maddy Catalano and Kristin Nelson with 13 points apiece, followed by Taylor Bianco with 10 points, Blake Lathrop with 8, Sierra Sorenson with 6, Shelby Larson scored 2 points and Haleigh John had 1.
The Aztecs hosted the Canyon Comanches Friday night at home. After an impressive first quarter that saw the Aztecs jump ahead of the Comanches, the Comanches ultimately prevailed with a score of 63 to 43. Sierra Sorenson was the Aztec high scorer of the game, pulling down 13 points, followed by Kristin Nelson with 10, Heleigh John with 6, Elaina Ralston with 5, Taylor Bianco with 4, Shelby Larson with 3 and Madison Catalano scored 2 points.
Next Friday the Aztecs will travel to El Modena High School to challenge the Vanguards.
The Aztecs hosted the Brea Olinda Wildcats last Tuesday at Esperanza High School. The final score was 45 to 78 for a Wildcats win. High scorer for the Aztecs was Sierra Sorenson with 13 points including three 3-point shots. Kristin Nelson scored 12 points, Taylor Bianco scored 9, Madison Catelano had 4, Elaina Ralston scored 3, Blake Lathrop with 2 and Shelby Larson and Haleigh John each had 1 point.
The Aztecs played the Marina Vikings Saturday afternoon to wrap up the Larry Doyle Orange County Basketball Championship Tournament in Huntington Beach. The final score was 50 to 55 for a Viking win. Scoring for the Aztecs were Madison Catalano with 19 points, Elaina Ralston with 13, Haleigh John and Blake Lathrop each scored 6 and Sierra Sorenson and Kristin Nelson each scored 3 points.
The Aztecs will return to league play next Wednesday January 2nd as they host the Brea Olinda Wildcats at Esperanza High School.