San Bernardino slips past Saddleback in early season showdown

College of the Desert Tournament


In the semi finals of the College of the Desert Tournament,   Craig LeCesne had 21 points and 9 rebounds and Arian Azemi added 11 points as 2nd ranked San Bernardino (2-0) held off 4th ranked Saddleback 61-57 to move into the finals tomorrow against Copper Mountain tomorrow. J.J. Overton had 15 points and Shawn Stith added 10 points for Saddleback (1-1) in the loss. The Gauchos will face off against West Los Angeles in the 3rd place game.

In the second semi final of the night, Jailen Moore had 13 points and 7 rebounds, and Tre’Von Bentley added 11 points and 8 rebounds as 9th ranked Copper Mountain (2-0) cruised past West Los Angeles 74-62 to advance to the title game. Eddie Hughes had 13 points and Traonte Jones added 10 points in the loss for West Los Angeles (1-1). Copper Mountain will face San Bernardino in the final.

In the consolation bracket of the Desert Tournament, Chris Mullaney had 16 poitns and Kireed Johnson added 15 points as Glendale (AZ) knocked off Compton 77-67 to advance to the consolation final tomorrow. L’kielynn Taylor had 15 points, 14 rebounds and 8 assists and Armon Cook added 14 points and 7 rebounds in the loss for Compton (0-2).

In the second consolation semi final, Bryce Parsons had 26 points, David Wheeler had 17 points and Ronald Blain added 15 points, 12 rebounds, and 6 assists as 13th ranked Grossmont (1-1) picked up a 96-71 victory over Desert to advance to the consolation final. Arion Stevenson had 17 points and 4 rebounds and Philippe Salawa added 11 points for Desert (0-2) in the loss.

 


San Diego Miramar Tournament

In the semi finals, Jason Carter had 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Keshaun Mack added 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists as 5th ranked Cerritos (2-0) cruised to a 79-60 win over Mira Costa to advance to the finals against Miramar tomorrow. Xavier Allison had 10 points and 8 assists and was the only Spartan in double figures. Mira Costa (1-1) will face off against Irvine Valley in the 3rd place game.

In the second semi final, Deion Alston had 15 points and 4 rebounds, and Dallas Haupt added 15 points and 6 rebounds as Miramar (2-0) picked up a 84-81 win over Irvine Valley (1-1) to advance to the championship. Isaiah Madmud had 16 points and 5 rebounds and Geoff Salas added 15 points and 4 rebounds for the Lasers in the loss.   Tournament host Miramar will face off against Cerritos in the final.

In the consolation bracket on day two, Emilio Arrelano had 25 points and 9 rebounds, and Jose Serrano added 15 points and 9 rebounds as 14th ranked Southwestern (1-1) survived a scare and squeezed past Rio Hondo 86-82 in overtime to advance to the consolation championship game tomorrow. Kenyatta Louder had 26 points and 7 rebounds and Jesus Hernandez added 20 points and 4 rebounds in the loss for Rio Hondo (0-2).

In other action, Maurice White had 15 points and Alvin Martin added 13 points and 7 rebounds as Imperial Valley (1-1) picked up a 61-60 win over Santa Monica (0-2). Robyion Hughes had 19 points and 4 rebounds and Joe Robinson added 12 points in the loss for Santa Monica (0-2). Imperial Valley will next face 14th ranked Southwestern in the consolation final.


Ventura Tournament

In the semi finals of the Ventura Tournament, Brae Ivey scored 16 points and 7 rebounds, and Andre Wilson added 12 points as 6th ranked Riverside (2-0) edged past 7th ranked Antelope Valley 72-67 to move into the finals. D’Mauria Jones had 25 points and 4 steals and Julian Payton added 15 points and 6 rebounds in the loss for Antelope Valley (1-1). Riverside will next face off against Orange Coast in the title game today while Antelope Valley will face Palomar.

In the second semi final of the Ventura Tournament, Lloyd Wright scored 27 points and Joshua Davis added 18 points and 7 rebounds as Orange Coast (2-0) slipped past Palomar 87-85 in overtime to advance to the championship game. LaVale Coleman had 25 points and 7 rebounds and Jackson Strong added 18 points and 7 rebounds in the loss for Palomar (1-1). Orange Coast will next face 6th ranked Riverside, while Palomar will face off against Antelope Valley in the 3rd place game.

In the consolation bracket of the Ventura Tournament, Joe Hamilton had 26 points and 9 rebounds, and Kyle Mitchell added 13 points and 6 rebounds as Pasadena (1-1) advanced to the consolation championship game with a 62-56 win over Moorpark (0-2). Cole Micek made four three pointers en route to 18 points and Keyan Bazargan added 13 points as the Raiders fell to 0-2 on the season.

In the second consolation game in the consolation bracket, Isiah Reyes had 27 points and 7 rebounds, and Jacob Alonzo added 22 points and 4 rebounds as Ventura (1-1) outscored Los Angeles by 14 in the second half to pick up a 73-59 victory to move into the consolation championship. Dejwan Walker had 22 points and 5 rebounds, and Christian Morataya added 17 points in the loss for Los Angeles Valley (0-2). Pasadena will next face off against tournament host Ventura today in the consolation bracket.


Las Positas Tournament

In the semi finals of the Las Positas Tournament, Ben Wood scored 18 points as 8th ranked Diablo Valley (2-0) edged 15th ranked Columbia 78-76 to move into the final against Las Positas today. Chris Childs had 22 points and Maurice Woods added 17 points in the loss for Coumbia who will face Sacramento in the 3rd place game.

In the second semi final game, Nick Evans had 15 points and John Ketchel added 11 points as Las Positas (2-0) picked up a 89-70 win over Sacramento to advance to the finals. Ryan Reed had 17 points and Gabe Serna added 12 points in the loss for Sacramento (1-1) who will face off against Columbia in the 3rd place game.

In the consolation bracket at the Las Positas Tournament, Darae Elliott had 19 points and Ryan Halvorson added 14 points as 3rd ranked Butte (1-1) got back on track with a 86-47 victory over the Simpson JV to move into the consolation final today.

In the second consolation semi final, Kemare Wright scored 26 points and grabbed 4 rebounds and Evan Thompson added 21 points and 4 rebounds as Contra Costa (1-1) cruised to a 109-63 win over College of the Siskiyous (0-2). The Comets will face 3rd ranked Butte today in the consolation final.

 


San Diego City College Tournament

In first round action of the San Diego City College, Akil Reese made four three pointers and had 21 points and Jason Richardson added 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists as 8th ranked Fullerton (1-0) cruised to a 86-69 win over San Diego Mesa (0-1). Morrie Neeley had 19 points and 4 rebounds and Joseph Davis made six three pointers in the loss for the Olympians. Fullerton will take on Citrus later while San Diego Mesa will take on Cuyamaca in consolation action.

In other first action, Austin Clarke made five three pointers and had 20 points and Kyle Gray added 15 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals as 10th ranked Citrus (1-0) picked up a 74-57 win over unranked Cuyamaca (0-1). Abe Ali had 17 points and 3 rebounds and Brandon Rumley added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the loss for the Coyotes.

In the third game of the night, Robert McCoy had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Robert Taylor added 12 points and 4 assists as top ranked San Diego (1-0) cruised to a 97-78 season opening victory over Los Angeles Harbor (0-1). Quincy Pinkard had 20 points and Joel Anderson added 12 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists in the loss for the Seahawks.

In the finale of day one, Davon Sanders had 20 points and DeAndre Snedecor added 18 points and 8 rebounds as 12th ranked Mt. San Jacinto (1-0) cruised to a 101-80 victory over Barstow to advance to the semi finals tomorrow. Will Pierce had 24 points and Paul Vilela added 15 points and 4 rebounds in the loss for Barstow (0-1). The 12th ranked Eagles will next face top ranked San Diego in semi finals today while Barstow will face Los Angeles Harbor in the consolation semi finals.

 


San Francisco City Tournament

In the first day of the San Francisco Tournament, Clayton Stultz had 16 points and Elishja Duplechan added 12 points and 5 assists as 7th ranked Yuba (1-0) cruised past 10th ranked Santa Rosa 75-60 for to advance to the semi finals. Yuba will take on San Francisco in the semi finals while Santa Rosa will take on Napa.

In the second game of the day, Fred Lavender had 15 points, 6 assists, and 6 rebounds as 2nd ranked Fresno (1-0) picked up an easy 117-80 victory over unranked Alameda (0-1) to open up their season. The Rams will next face 4th ranked Canada in the semi finals. Alameda will take on Mt. San Antonio.

In other first round action, Terrell Brown had 19 points in his debut and Curtis Witt and Eddy Ionescu each had 14 points as top ranked San Francisco (1-0) advanced to the semi finals with a 96-74 win over 9th ranked Napa (0-1). Joe Fons and Sasha French each had 15 points in the loss for the Storm.

In the night cap, Keith Dickerson had 17 points and Antony Navarrette added 13 points as 4th ranked Canada (1-0) got past Mt. San Antonio 84-70 to advance to the semi finals later today.


San Jose City College Tournament

In semi final action in San Jose, Brian King Jr. had 22 points and 5 assists, and Ibn Zaid added 18 points as Gavilan (2-0) picked up a 79-66 victory over San Jose (1-1) to advance to the championship game tomorrow.

In the second semi final, Mark McAndrews had 22 points and Joe Pittocchi added 18 points as 13th ranked Foothill (2-0) picked up a 79-70 win over 14th ranked Monterey (1-1) to advance to the championship game against Gavilan tomorrow. Elijah Nesbit had 17 points and 5 assists and Deshawnte Collins added 11 points and 8 rebounds in the loss for the Lobos. Monterey will face off against San Jose in the 3rd place game.

In the consolation bracket, Unwana Ekiko had 33 points and Kam Brandon added 19 points as Lassen (1-1) advance to the consolation final with a 89-83 win over Cosumnes River (0-2). Jordan Roberson had 18 points and Jalen Valverde added 13 points in the loss for Cosumnes River.

In other action, Merced (1-1) picked up a 79-73 victory over Porterville (0-2) to advance to the consolation final tomorrow against Lassen.


Clash at Canyons

In the second day of the Clash at Canyons, Roderick Williams had 17 points and 7 rebounds, and Robert Fuller added 13 points as 3rd ranked East Los Angeles (2-0) brought home the championship with a 73-50 victory over College of the Canyons (1-1). Michael Kalu had 15 points and was the only Cougar to score in double figures for Canyons in the loss. In other action Glendale (1-1) picked up a 97-89 victory over Oxnard (0-2). Jakari McClain had 38 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists, and Al Stubbs added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the loss for Oxnard.


Cuesta Tournament

In day one in San Luis Obispo, Shane Carney had 21 points and Kevin Baines added 14 points as 15th ranked Allan Hancock (1-0) knocked off West Hills 79-68.

In other action, Delvon Nisby had 17 points and Robert Noland added 15 points as West Valley (1-0) picked up a 71-51 win over Santa Barbara (0-1).

In the final game of the night, Jorge Bueno had 17 points and Nico Gonzalez added 17 points as Cuesta (1-0) picked up a 69-58 non conference win over 6th ranked Sequoias (0-1). Austin Armstead led the Giants with 14 points and was the only Sequoias player in double figures in the loss.


Santa Ana Tournament

In Santa Ana, 11th ranked Bakersfield (2-0) picked up their second win of the season with a 92-84 win over Long Beach (0-2)

In other action, Cameron High had 20 points and D’Caran Anderson added 19 points as Santa Ana (1-1) picked up a 75-69 win over Chaffey (1-1). Bosten Van Der Veer had 15 points and Jared Nyivih added 10 points in the loss for the Panthers.

In the night cap, Antoine Jenkins was 14 of 18 from the field and had 39 points and 7 assists and Rodney “Rocket” Henderson added 34 points and 9 rebounds as Santiago Canyon (2-0) overcame a three point halftime deficit to outrun El Camino 138-125. Isiah Armstead had 22 points and Justin Reyes added 18 points for El Camino in the loss.


Sierra Tournament

At the Sierra Tournament, Jamel White scored 25 points and Gerard Andrus added 23 points as 12th ranked Feather River slipped past Sierra 72-68. The Golden Eagles will next face Solano tonight in the final.

In other action Trevaughn Ross had 18 points and Sterlen Thomas added 16 points as Solano (1-0) picked up a 74-69 win over Chabot (0-1) to open up their season. Elliott Harris had 15 points and Jordan Gilmente added 14 points in the loss for Chabot. The Gladiators will next face Sierra in the consolation final, while Feather River will next face Solano in the title game.


Kentfield, CA – Skyline 77 Marin 75

In the seaosn opener for both teams, Skyline (1-0) picked up a 77-75 victory over Marin (0-1) in season openers for both teams on Friday night. Eric Mireri had 24 points and Derek Morgan added 24 points in the loss for the Mariners.