Foothill High School Girls Basketball, Led By USC-Bound Christina Marinacci, Wins CIF-SS Division III Championship Thursday Night 50-46 Over Inglewood

christinamarinaccifoothillgirlsbasketballportraitUSC-bound Christina Marinacci had 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead top-seeded Foothill High School past Inglewood, 50-46 Thursday for the CIF-SS Division III-A girls basketball championship at Mater Dei.

Marinacci, a McDonald’s All-American, was the difference in a contest that tightened at the end.

Foothill (29-1), which also received 11 points and 11 rebounds from Mackenzie Hirz, saw a double-digit lead dwindle to four points in the final minutes. But Inglewood’s Hazel Ramirez was whistled for her fifth foul and Marinacci hit two free throws. The Sentinels never got any closer.

Both teams await Sunday’s announcement of the brackets for the Southern Regional playoffs.




Tustin Public Schools Foundation “Save Our Sports” Program Nears $60,000 Goal For Supporting After-School Sports At Elementary And Middle Schools In Tustin Unified


TustinPublicSchoolsFoundationsaveoursportsdonationsStop by a middle school during the afternoon, and you may see students participating in volleyball, basketball, track, soccer or cross country. A few months ago, these after-school activities were in jeopardy.

To alleviate some of the anticipated “crunch” in the Tustin Unified budget, a group of teachers, administrators, parents and community members have been working to “Save our Sports” in elementary and middle schools.

 The community has responded, including a lead gift of $10,000 from the Tustin Public Schools Foundation and a grant from the PIMCO Foundation.

We are nearing our goal! Thank you to Columbus Tustin Middle School’s AVID program for donating funds from their Talent Show to Save our Sports!