Orange County hosts the premier high school basketball event: Fall Tip-Off

Ladera Ranch, California – If this past weekend’s Scholastic Series Fall Tip-Off is an indication of what we are in store for this upcoming girls High School Basketball season , then we are in for a great 2023-2024 season in Orange County’s youth basketball scene.

Teams from all over Southern California high school basketball representing different sections, divisions and leagues showed up and off. Francis Parker, Mission Hills, Bonita Vista, Cathedral Catholic, Westview, Victory Christian & Escondido Charter held it down for the San Diego Section. Here’s how they fared during the event.

Francis Parker2211193
Mission Hills13254
Bonita Vista11104
Cathedral Catholic1115118
Victory Christian22188
Escondido Charter04252

The San Diego area has had some very talented teams and players in past years. Here are players from San Diego that stood out.


Maliyah Wilson – Bonita Vista

Wilson is a good athlete with good quickness, she is effective getting into the lane. She averaged 20 pts per game this weekend.

Madison Moeller – Cathedral Catholic

Moeller can handle the ball very well and has pretty good range on her shot. Madison is a high IQ player that can play multiple positions on the floor.

Sydney Heyn – Westview High

Sydney is a solid post player with great instincts around the basket. Finishes well with both hands and rebounds very well.

Maria Gorbushin – Mission Hills

Maria is a very good ball handler and play maker so defenders are not able to just crowd her or run her off the line. Her 3 ball is very consistent and accurate.

Mai’ana Norita – Victory Christian

Mal’ana is a savvy, poised player who can play either guard position. She plays under control and always with a purpose. Is a good shooter and very skilled offensively.

Clovis High School represented the Central Section, and I tell you what they’re going to surprise a lot of people up in the Fresno area this year. Clovis had a very strong showing in the Fall Tip-Off going 3-1 and Sadie Sin showed that she’s ready to have another breakout season.



Sadie Sin – Clovis High

Smooth confident guard who plays with a flair. Really good at getting her shot off the dribble which keeps defenders off balance. Has a good shooting stroke but doesn’t settle for any shot.

The Southern Section is loaded this year! I know that everyone is expecting an Etiwanda vs Sierra Canyon rematch in the Open Division Championship, Mater Dei (Santa Ana), Sage Hill & a young Ontario Christian squad can’t be overlooked and not be in the conversation. Teams from the OC, IE, Long Beach and other areas showed that Southern California has the best girls High School basketball in the country pound for pound.


Mater Dei20107
Fairmont Prep 228191
Orange Lutheran02107
San Juan Hills116122
Crean Lutheran 31147
Sage Hill31226
Mira Costa20104

Emily Eadie – Sage Hill

She’s an extremely versatile offensive player who can score in a myriad of ways. She is  a strong rebounder on both the offensive and defensive ends of the floor.

Juliana O’brien – Mira Costa

O’brien is very skilled and a good shooter. She has good vision and a nice feel for the game. She rebounds and runs the floor well, Juliana is also a great teammate.

Kaeli Wynn – Mater Dei 

Wynn is a playmaker from the forward spot with both perimeter skills and the ability to be effective in the paint on both ends. She has a good shot with 3 point range and an excellent passer.

Anna Shreeve – San Juan Hills 

She is an excellent passer and playmaker. Shreeve excels at keeping her dribble alive and probing the defense while deep in the paint which allows her to find teammates cutting to the basket.


Corona Centennial1115118
Ontario Christian 31255
Los Osos40159
Moreno Valley32224
Rancho Christian32287

Kaleena Smith – Ontario Christian

Kaleena can score in many ways, if it’s hitting the mid-range jumper, step back three or just taking her defender to the rack, she’s a true three level scorer. But her best attribute is her playmaking ability . She makes everyone of her teammates better.

Carrington Davis – Rialto High

Carrington is really good at playing at different speeds which allows her to keep defenders off balance. Her consistency from 3 has shown improvement  and she’s a legitimate floor spacer.

Aniyah Offut – Corona Centennial

Strong tough physical gifted power guard. Always full speed embracing and dishing out contact. Defensively she uses her superior strengths to muscle guards on the perimeter

Jackie Polk – Los Osos

Highly skilled smooth guard who plays with a level of poise and confidence of a player way older. She never ever seems to get rattled. Changes speeds so well and has the ability to get to where she wants to get to when she wants to. Jackie is always playing at the pace and speed she wants and doesn’t let the defense dictate it.

Julia Wilson – Rancho Christian

Skilled player with great size for a guard. Very lengthy and athletic player with excellent footwork. Wilson is a solid shooter with a high IQ. She’s as skilled and athletic as anyone in her class.


Long Beach Poly04233
Oak Park2078

Kira Watanabe – Portola

Kira can flat out stroke the ball and she can stroke it from deep. Her ability to be a playmaker and floor general is what separates her.