Category Archives: Girls of Summer
Despite action now underway throughout the state with the exception of some schools in the city sections, the pandemic is still forcing cancellations and re-scheduling as the drive continues in the Southern Region for section playoffs in the Central, San Diego and Southern Sections, and then a Southern Regional championship playoffs. With Tuesday night games...
We had our first somewhat big upset of the season with Rosary of Fullerton topping Mater Dei of Santa Ana, but after all was said and done what looked like might be total chaos as a result of that, nothing changed in the first nine spots. One upset just can’t erase more than one significant...
Harold Abend’s Girls of Summer kicks off its 15th year of the Caravan roaming throughout California, and in years past outside the Golden State, in search of the state’s top girls high school basketball talent. Abend profiles Te-hina Paopao of La Jolla Country Day and profiles other early standouts on the summer circuit. Note: We […]
Cal Stars goes 51-1 in showing it was the best club team in the nation. Three of the five starters will be at St. Mary’s (Stockton) for the 2017-18 season, but it was a deep, talented roster for head coach Kelly Sopak. Go inside this report for more of how California’s top girls hoopers and […]
California teams take some lumps at the Cal Sparks Ballin’ in the Ballroom but dish out some as well. A game between the Wiggins Waves and San Jose Cagers drew perhaps the most interest. The Cal Sparks team also split up into two teams, one for seniors-only and the other for underclass-only, and each one […]
(This is part 2 of a two-part recap) After Part I focused on what happened at two big events in Southern California, Part II goes in-depth about what happened to top NorCal club teams at events in Oregon and Chicago, including Cal Stars Nike Elite taking top honors at the End of the Trail tourney […]
(This is part 1 of a two-part recap) With the conclusion of the San Diego Classic on July 3 there was a short 2-day respite before the Girls of Summer Caravan resumed its coverage with two NCAA certified viewing events in Southern California that kicked off the first half of the NCAA July viewing period […]
After her commitment to Cal, La Jolla Country Day’s Alaysia Styles seems to have risen to another level. She, along with one of the top incoming freshmen in the nation, led team competing as Wiggins Waves to 3A Division title. Clovis West of Fresno, competing as Cen Cal Chaos, also did very well during the […]
For the top girls basketball prospects in the state from the Classes of 2017, 2018 and beyond, Aquira DeCosta from Stockton St. Mary’s reigns as the best. But she’s not the only one that analyst Harold Abend checked out during three springtime NCAA events. Go inside for writeups on the next 10 top prospects, the […]
In this second part of a two-part wrap-up of the NCAA summer viewing period, we are focusing on the top Southern California club teams after highlighting the NorCal teams in Part 1. In short, it was an awful two months for Cal Sparks Gold as it was decimated by injuries to three leading players (and […]