Dolphins come up big

February 03, 2010

Mariners Christian School closed out January in grand fashion earning victories in various sports on different grade levels.

The Mariners Christian sixth-grade boys’ basketball team used pressure defense and relentless rebounding to defeat Huntington Christian, 51-23, in a Christian Athletic League of Orange County match-up last week.

George MacCable led the Mariners Christian scoring attack with a strong inside presence, putting up 18 points.

Taso Marcopulos contributed as well from the outside and handed off numerous assists to MacCable, Stephen Guder and Mitch Dean, who helped dominate the paint. Marcopulos finished with 12 points.


Matt Alessi, Josh Spicer and Noah Giddings spearheaded the defense by applying relentless pressure on the perimeter which led to numerous fast-break baskets.

Two weeks ago, the Mariners Christian seventh-grade boys’ basketball team topped the Eagles of Crystal Cathedral, 36-27, in a league game.

The Dolphins were led by the hot shooting of Jake Haar who topped all scorers with 13 points. Peter Seidner also made a valuable offensive contribution with nine points. Justin Hess also pitched in four points and had a game-high eight rebounds.

Also, the Mariners Christian sixth-grade Division II boys’ basketball team squeaked out a 30-26 victory over Shoreline behind the hot shooting of Nick Tofolli.

Tofolli led all scorers with 12 points. Also leading the charge for the Dolphins was Shaun Korkmaz, who had seven points and seven steals.

In addition, the sixth-grade Mariners Christian girls’ volleyball team edged Eastside. The Dolphins came out strong and won the first of three games.

Eastside then tied it up by winning the second game and Samantha Sanchez brought it home with five great serves that resulted in five points, enough for the tie-break in the third game.

Chandy Alayra used her skills to return the ball with impressive control to also win Mariners some big points and Jessica Hanson proved her practice is paying off with consistent hits and points.

The Mariners Christian Division III sixth-grade girls’ volleyball team also won, beating Eastside Christian in two games.

The Dolphins’ Sarah Colbaugh led the team in serving by going on several runs behind the service line, while Brooke Olson made multiple plays on the court, including several impressive attacks from the front and back row.

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