M L King Girls Varsity Basketball

  • Overall Record: 23 - 6
  • Conference Record: 9 - 1

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MENDEZ AND MORAN EARN 2020 ATHLETE OF THE YEAR HONOR

Like most freshmen, Leo Mendez came into Martin Luther King High a small kid.  “Skinny” recalls coach Todd Mapes of his initial impression of the 9th grader four years ago who arrived on King’s doorstep, eager to play and eager to improve. Which meant the weight room. “He knew that in order to be successful, he

ROSARY STIFLES KING IN STATE SEMI-FINALS

Written by Michael Huntley, Press Enterprise FULLERTON — Rosary used its stellar defense to beat King of Riverside 46-37 on Saturday to advance to the CIF Southern California Regional Division I championship game for the second consecutive season. The Royals won the regional championship and went on to win the Division I state championship last

GIRLS ADVANCE TO NEXT ROUND IN STATE

Written by Jesus Martinez LONG BEACH:  Last night the Lady Wolves traveled to Lynwood HS in Long Beach in the second round of the state playoffs. Lynwood HS was a State Tournament Open team and ranked 3rd overall in State (Division 1). The Lady Wolves established an early lead but got into foul trouble late

GIRLS USE SECOND CHANCES TO WIN STATE PLAYOFF OPENER

Written by Eric Paul Johnson for the Press Enterprise RIVERSIDE :  The King girls basketball team had not played a game in 10 days, and that rust was evident as it shot 37 percent Tuesday night. Fortunately for the Wolves, sisters Nyah and Olivia Moran and Heaven Johnson collected several of the missed shots. The

TROY SURVIVES STARTLING RALLY BY KING TO ADVANCE TO CIF FINAL

Written by Steve Fryer, for the Press Enterprise FULLERTON – Troy had a 25-point lead in the third quarter. The going got tough for Troy when ML King got going. King rallied to cut Troy’s lead to three points with a minute-and-a-half remaining. Troy held  (read the rest of the story here)

GIRLS OUTLAST CHAMINADE IN D1 QUARTERFINALS

Written by Landon Negri, for the Press Enterprise King’s girls basketball team wanted badly to avenge a championship loss Wednesday night, and that, of course, meant points. More appropriately, it meant a lack of them for its high-scoring opponent.. Senior forward Olivia Moran scored a game-high 18 points, and sister Nyah added 12, including a

CIF LOOKING LIKE A CAKE WALK

After dispatching La Habra Sonora High in the first round of CIF by a wallop, 70-17, Coach Jesus Martinez figured the “easy” games through CIF wouldn’t last. But the #3 seed Lady Wolves is a “special team,” to put it in Martinez’s words, and despite the escalating competition by round, the girls are still making it look easy. On Friday

CIF ACTION FOR POLO, BASKETBALL STARTS THIS WEEK

The first round of CIF Playoffs begin for King in three sports. Girls Water Polo will face Long Beach Poly at the Riverside Poly Aquatics center at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, February 12 Girls basketball will be at home on Thursday, February 13 against La Habra-Sonora HS and the boys team will play at Palm

GIRLS LOOKING AT A DYNASTY WITH 4th STRAIGHT LEAGUE TITLE

CORONA:  In the last game of the league season, King was looking to turn out the lights on the season and at the same time light up what is becoming a dynasty. Consider it mission accomplished. The Lady Wolves defeated Santiago 62-48  and secured their fourth-straight league title.  They remained undefeated in a tough league

SMITH LEADS AS KING MOVES CLOSER TO TITLE

Written by Jesus Martinez.  Photo  Kyusung Gong EASTVALE:  On Wednesday night, the Lady Wolves took on The Lady Mustangs of Roosevelt High.  This was probably one of the biggest games of the season for the Lady Wolves; a win would almost secure them at least a share of the Big VIII league title for the fourth consecutive