COSTA MESA — The Estancia High girls' basketball team made many big plays in the second half Thursday night.
Two of the biggest were a three-pointer by a sick senior who missed her previous five three-pointers, and a lefty floater by another senior who is right-handed.
That resourcefulness might sum up the Eagles' season in a nutshell. In crunch time, they have found the way to get it done.
They came through again when it mattered most on their home court, taking a scrappy 44-38 win over district rival Corona del Mar in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division IV-A playoffs.
Estancia Co-Coach Xavier Castellano said senior point guard Yesenia Maldonado, senior guard Jenny Boldizar and key reserve Celia Duran, a freshman, all had the flu. By the end of the night, all made plays to leave the Sea Kings feeling sick.