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Santa Ana wins Mesa Tournament

The last of tournament action ended yesterday as the final five tournaments of 2014 came to a close. The last of non conference action ended for most schools as tournament play finished. Santa Ana geared up for conference after beating Cypress to win the San Diego Mesa Tournament. Two other champions were crowned as two other tournaments ended. The conference schedule is right around the corner as tournament action has now finished as we move into 2015. In non conference action around the state, Signal The Light’s Basketball top ranked Norcal team Canada topped Modesto on the road. 4th ranked West Los Angles suffered their first defeat on the season on the road at Mira Costa. Please read below for all the information from Tuesday.

San Diego Mesa Tournament – San Diego, CA

Santa Ana (8-7) held off Cypress 66-65 to take home the San Diego Mesa Tournament championship on Tuesday afternoon. Jared Cook led Cypress (7-8) with 29 points in a losing effort. In the 3rd place game of the tournament, Victor Valley (13-8) knocked off West Hills 84-67. Deshawn Hayes had 24 points and James Tonic added 14 points in the win. Khayri Washington had 18 points for West Hills (6-11) in the loss. In the consolation championship, San Diego Mesa (4-8) knocked off Grossmont 71-69. Novian Cherry had 22 points and 9 rebounds and Shamoree Strawn added 13 points and 13 rebounds in the victory.

Allan Hancock Tournament – Santa Maria, CA

In the championship of the Hancock Tournament 2nd ranked Fresno (16-3) stayed hot as the Rams cruised to a 82-63 over Rio Hondo (12-6). The Rams led by one point at the half and outscored Rio Hondo by 18 points in the second half. Dejon Burdeaux had 13 points and Nick Hilton added 12 points in the win. Manny Garcia had 15 points in the loss for Rio Hondo. In the 3rd place game, 10th ranked Bakersfield (10-4) beat Cerritos 57-45. Deandre Dickson had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Isaiah Rogers added 10 points for the Renegades. Anthony Lefeau led Cerritos (6-9) with 15 points in the loss. In the consolation championship game, 4th ranked San Jose (12-3) beat 7th ranked Cuesta 70-67. Josue Salaam and Stevinaire Young each had 14 points for the Jaguars in the win. Rafael Casanova had 23 points in the loss for Cuesta (10-6).

Chabot Tournament – Hayward, CA

In the championship game of the Chabot Tournament 6th ranked Antelope Valley knocked off Sierra 84-73. Antelope Valley (12-4) has now won six games in a row going into conference play. Sierra has won three of four and will go into conference at a even 7-7. In the 3rd place game, Trenton Anthony had 20 points, and Donald Mims added 12 points, 8 rebounds and 7 blocks to lead 9th ranked Cosumnes River (10-5) to a 67-63 victory over Chabot (9-8). In the consolation championship, Porterville (3-10) knocked off Solano 68-55. Davy Baltus had 17 points and Malik Muhammad added 16 points for Porterville in the win. Donovan Smith had 29 points in the loss for Solano (2-7).

College of the Siskiyous Tournament – Weed, CA

Umpqua College upended Butte 77-74 in action at the Siskiyous Tournament. Butte will go into Golden Valley action with an 8-7 record. In other action, Lane Community College beat Siskiyous 67-44. Jerome Lane led Siskiyous (3-14) with 13 points in the loss.

Imperial Valley Tournament – Imperial, CA

Pasadena (6-8) won its fourth game in a row knocking off Cuyamaca 75-55. College of the Desert (8-7) knocked off San Diego Miramar 82-73. Jordan Pellum led the way with 25 points for Desert. In other action, El Camino-Compton Center beat Imperial Valley 80-66. Carlos Moreno and Richard Stamps each had 18 points in the loss for Imperial Valley (0-12).

In other non conference action around the state…

Modesto, CA – (1) Canada 74 Modesto 52

Top ranked Canada moved to 13-1 with a road victory over Modesto 74-52. Israel Hakim had 18 points and Kenny Hatch added 15 points for the top ranked team in Northern California.

Gilroy, CA – (7) Ohlone 81 Gavilan 47

Taylor Meekor had 18 points and Kemar Reese added 13 points as 7th ranked Ohlone (12-4) cruised to a 81-47 victory over struggling Gavilan. Albert Medrano had 14 points in the loss for Gavilan (1-11).

San Diego, CA – (11) Los Angeles Harbor 67 (14) San Diego City 66

Los Angeles Harbor (7-4) squeaked out a one point win on the road against San Diego 67-66. Christian Jones had 18 points and Chris Burton added 17 points and 7 rebounds in the loss for San Diego (9-7).

Monterey, CA – Monterey 78 (10) Las Positas 64

Isaac Clark had 17 points and Will Burkett added 15 points as Monterey knocked off 10th ranked Las Positas Tuesday evening. Two other Lobos scored in double figures as well. Rashad Brackeen had 16 points in the loss for Las Positas (11-5).

Oceanside, CA – Mira Costa 73 (4) West Los Angeles 68

Buddha Boyd had 19 points and Fareed Ahmed had 15 points and 15 rebounds as Mira Costa (7-6) beat undefeated and 4th ranked West Los Angeles 73-68. It was the first loss of the season for West Los Angeles (9-1).

Irvine, CA – El Camino 60 Irvine Valley 56

Christopher Munoz had 17 points and Kane Wildermuth added 12 points as El Camino (4-6) beat Irvine Valley in overtime Tuesday evening. Craig Magyar had 14 points in the loss for Irvine Valley (7-7).

Sonora, CA – (11) San Joaquin Delta 67 Columbia 59

Jordan Belasco had 23 points and 7 assist and Dwayne Lee added 15 points as 11th ranked San Joaquin Delta beat Columbia Tuesday night. Marquell Hubbard had 14 points in the loss for Columbia (8-6).

Santa Rosa, CA – Santa Rosa 78 Redwoods 51

Corey Hammell had 14 points and 12 rebounds and Davone Oliver and Markel Leonard each had 10 points as Santa Rosa (7-7) beat Redwoods 78-51. Bryce Rose had 11 points in the loss for Redwoods (5-9).