Christina Mauser Memorial Match suggestions off at Edison

Edison Excessive College continues to seek out new methods to protect the reminiscence of Christina Mauser, this time introducing a women’ basketball event in her title.

Mauser, a 1999 graduate of Edison and a beloved basketball coach within the Mamba Sports activities Academy, was among the many victims within the deadly helicopter crash that took 9 lives — together with these of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna — in Calabasas in January of 2020.

A scholarship in Mauser’s title had beforehand been created, an award meant to acknowledge feminine athletes at Edison who display her values and work ethic.

“She was particular,” Matt Mauser, widower of Christina, stated. “She was probably the greatest to ever undergo there, and she or he labored with one of many biggest. She was undoubtedly particular to me and our household, so we’re simply glad that she’s remembered.

Edison’s Gwen Ontiveros makes an attempt to dam Fountain Valley’s Margaret Tengan as she goes up for a shot throughout a recreation on the Christina Mauser Memorial Match at Edison Excessive College on Monday.

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“Christina represented so many various issues to so many. She was not solely an awesome basketball participant, however she was an incredible coach. Her skill to attach with individuals was like no person you’d ever met, and particularly as a coach, she gave every little thing — she gave every little thing to her household — however she did it with wit, humor and an absolute data of each a part of the sport.”

Matt Mauser stated he was approached by Edison women’ basketball coach Mark Decker about lending his late spouse’s title to the event, and he stated his household was honored.

“We’re honored to have the ability to do one thing to proceed her legacy right here,” Decker stated. “She was an enormous a part of the Edison group — athletics and off the courtroom, too. Matt and his household stay right here, so I simply thought it might be an awesome factor to have the ability to try this. There’s so many ties and connections.”

The Christina Mauser Memorial Match tipped off for the primary time on Monday. Fountain Valley defeated Edison 59-43 within the groups’ event opener.

Fountain Valley's Audrey Tengan dribbles past Edison's Bailey Chang, center, and Sofia Aviles.

Fountain Valley’s Audrey Tengan dribbles previous Edison’s Bailey Chang, middle, and Sofia Aviles throughout a recreation on the Christina Mauser Memorial Match at Edison Excessive College on Monday.

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Sundown Convention opponents may need hoped to keep away from enjoying one another in a event to diversify their season portfolio, however as has been a theme through the COVID-19 pandemic, issues seldomly go in line with plan.

Trabuco Hills and Villa Park, who had been scheduled to open in opposition to Fountain Valley and Edison, respectively, dropped out of the event resulting from optimistic assessments, Decker stated.

Senior guard Audrey Tengan had a game-high 21 factors to go along with 9 rebounds for the Barons, whereas twin sister Margaret Tengan had 16 factors, seven assists, six rebounds and three steals. The dynamic duo did most of their harm working to the rim, incomes 13 free-throw makes an attempt between them.

Fountain Valley coach Marianne Karp stated the twins have change into true leaders from whom she elicits suggestions.

Edison's Gwen Ontiveros and Fountain Valley's Mary Nguyen charge up court at the Christina Mauser Memorial Tournament.

Edison’s Gwen Ontiveros and Fountain Valley’s Mary Nguyen cost up courtroom throughout a recreation on the Christina Mauser Memorial Match at Edison Excessive College on Monday.

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“It’s like having one other coach, and in a way two coaches,” Karp stated. “They’re simply so on it. They see lots. They’ve gotten to know these gamers fairly nicely. Having been freshmen shifting up by this system, it’s like having one other coach on the courtroom. It’s phenomenal. I am going to them lots.

“It’s one of many issues I haven’t accomplished ever, and I’ve really stated to them, and to the opposite gamers, ‘What’s happening on the market that I don’t see? You guys inform me.’”

Junior ahead Dianna Burke and senior middle Sarah Henry every had six factors for Fountain Valley (10-3), and sophomore guard Audrey Chow completed with 5 factors.

Fountain Valley gained the Wave League in 2020. Audrey Tengan stated the Barons have their sights set on competing for a Surf League championship.

Edison's Mia Cassel drives the lane on Fountain Valley's Sarah Henry in the Christina Mauser Memorial Tournament.

Edison’s Mia Cassel drives the lane on Fountain Valley’s Sarah Henry throughout a recreation on the Christina Mauser Memorial Match at Edison Excessive College on Monday.

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“It could imply lots as a result of we’re within the higher division [of the Sunset Conference], and it’s our senior 12 months,” she stated. “I really feel like going out with a bang would really feel actually good.”

Trailing 27-16 at halftime, the Chargers had been in a position to shut the hole to 31-28 three minutes into the third quarter earlier than the Barons pulled away. Edison’s run was fueled by a flurry of three-pointers, the final one by Bailey Chang, who had eight factors on the night time.

Kat Rumsey, who made three pictures from past the arc, and Sofia Aviles paced Edison (4-10) with 9 factors every. Gillian Barnes, Gwen Ontiveros and Mia Cassel scored 5 factors apiece.

A banner hangs on the snack bar at the Christina Mauser Memorial Tournament at Edison High School on Monday.

A banner hangs on the snack bar on the Christina Mauser Memorial Match at Edison Excessive College on Monday.

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Christina Mauser Memorial Match

Fountain Valley 59, Edison 43

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Fountain Valley – 15 – 12 – 19 – 13 — 59

Edison – 5 – 11 – 17 – 10 — 43

FV – A. Tengan 21, M. Tengan 16, Burke 6, Henry 6, Chow 5, Kim 3, M. Nguyen 2.

3-pt. targets – A. Tengan 1, M. Tengan 1, Chow 1, Kim 1.

Fouled out – None.

Technicals – None.

E – Aviles 9, Rumsey 9, Chang 8, Ontiveros 5, Barnes 5, Cassel 5, Nguyen 2.

3-pt. targets – Rumsey 3, Barnes 1, Chang 1, Ontiveros 1.

Fouled out – None.

Technicals – None.

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