LAGUNA BEACH — You can’t say Coach Xavier Castellano didn’t warn his Estancia High girls’ basketball team.
The Eagles traveled to Laguna Beach, a team with two victories. A win on Thursday night against the lowly Breakers kept Estancia all alone atop the Orange Coast League.
“You guys can’t come here thinking we’re going to walk all over them, we’re not,” Castellano said.
The first-year head coach was right.
Laguna Beach pulled off a 61-55 upset, ruining the Eagles’ opportunity to take sole possession of first place in league.
This one featured a lot of drama for Estancia, (14-9, 5-2 in league), ranked No. 13 in the CIF Southern Section Division IV-A coaches’ poll. Two players received technical fouls, two starters fouled out, and Castellano almost earned a technical as well.