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Christmas Scramble - winners from the Avalon Women's Golf Club: First place: from left: Sue Muller, Alison Osinski, Annie Marshall, Judy Grear and Phyllis Lorenzen; Second place: Val Schafer, Pat Hoefs, Trudy Saldana and Margie Wahl; Third place: Elizabeth Stewart- Madden, Amy Armstrong, Jenny Armstrong, Gail Fait and Trina Aune. Courtesy photos. Lady Lancers Basketball has productive Christmas Break BY DAVID HART The Lady Lancers basketball team played 7 games over the Christmas break. They played for games over 3 days during their Annual Avalon Basketball Classic, then competed 3 more times against friendly competi- tions. Dec. 26-28 Avalon held their Annual Holiday Tournament. They started strong with a victory over Malibu 59-27. With Joanna Chavoya scoring 19 points and Alicia Chavez, 18 points. The next game against Mission College Prep did not go so well with Avalon losing 74-39 and lost one their Captains, Vanessa Sanchez, to a freak knee injury. .... Avalon then played Bishop Diego and led at halftime 26-24. They dropped their intensity in the second half and lost the game 58-43. On the last day Avalon played for third place against Central Valley Christian in a closely fought game in which Avalon won out 43-39. Chavoya was named to the all-tourney team averaging 16.75 pts. Ax~aton would play three more games back to back, starting Jan 2 against old rivals Holy Martyrs, Avalon got up early and easily leading Martyrs at half by the score of 31-20. But Martyrs would stage a comeback and come within 3 in the middle of the 4th quarter. But behind Martina Machado's stellar defense and clutch perfor- mance in the waning moments, Avalon was able to come out the victor 52-44. The next day Avalon would gear up to play Holy Family. Again Machado would control the middle with 5 blocks and 13 pts easing Avalon to a 56- 37 win. On the third back to back day Tustin came to conquer. This would be the biggest and toughest team the Lady Lancers have face this season. Despite the effort and Chavoya's 25pts, Avalon fell 60-43. "We schedule tough teams dur- ing the Christmas break to prepare us for our league and for playoffs. We grew as a team, found a reli- able scorer in Chavez, consistent players in the middle, and a go to player in Chavoya" said Coach Hart. The Lady Lancers play next in Anaheim against Fairmont Prep on Friday at 6. C C Basketball From page 6 as well. If the Lancers put all of their forces together and maintain some consistency in their play'they can still turn their season around and make the C.I.E Playoffs. League games begin this week against Fairmont Prep on the road. Unfortunately Avalon plays 8 of their 10 league games on the road this season and will be pit- ted against some of the toughest completion that the San Joaquin League has ever had to offer. Good luck Avalon and keep positive on your road to success. Harbor Activity: December 2013 STAFF REPORT The month started out with a gale warning on the 3rd and winds reaching 37 mph in the harbor. Small craft advisories followed for several days the following week leaving the sea condition on the morning of the 10th unsuitable for disembarking passengers off the "Inspiration". Fortunately by the llth condi- tions were much improved and the ship returned to spend the day. The first half of the month we had some chilly days and although significant rainfall was forecast and anticipated, we recorded only .05 on the 7th, the only precipita- tion for the month. The rain came early in the day and the weather cleared for a beautiful evening for Avalon's annual "Shop at Home" evening. With the streets, shops and Christmas tree on the Wrigley Stage all decorated, shop- pers enjoyed a beautiful, chilly evening. Around the middle of the month the harbor came alive with Sea Gulls, Pelicans, Cormorants, Sea Lions and Dolphin. The cephalo- pods, otherwise known as squid, were back and being feasted upon. The ones that were not eaten laid their eggs which are inside an egg case. Since squid are usually part of a shoal or group, the eggs are laid with many other egg cases which anchor to the sea floor. The clumps resemble a flower and can be quite large and visible from the pier. The males usually die after mating and the females die after laying their eggs leaving the sea floor covered with egg clumps and dead squid. Christmas Day we enjoyed tem- peratures in the mid 70s and our great weather continued through New Years with many boaters taking advantage of the calm seas and sunny days. On New Year's Eve the harbor was full and many of the boats were decorated with beautiful holiday lights. Avalon is known as a fun place to be on New Year's Eve, and this year was no exception, attracting "animals" of all kinds. The Catalina Express arrived on the holiday eve with a stow- away aboard - discovered before Harbor Activity, Page 9 LIC #738968 RESIDENTIAL- COMMERCIAL" INDUSTRIAL GENERATOR SALES & INSTALLATION Repairs / New Const / Remodel I Tenant improvement AVALON 310-510-9239 OFFICE 310-829-5007 THE ..................................................................... CATALINA ISLANDER ; ........................................................................................................................................................... : ......... Fridayl lJa~uary 110~~1 4i II ~7