High School Basketball Review: Holiday Classics Championship Results
De La Salle was denied a title in arguably the most spectacular finish of this batch of holiday tournaments.
In the Xavier Winter Showcase Championship game – part of the Desert Holiday Classic in Southern California – DLS guard Javon johnson couldn’t convert a shot into the paint as time passed as Mater Dei-Santa Ana won 55-54.
The 6-foot-4 guard drew contact in the lane.
Has it been fouled?
âI think I was, yeah,â Johnson told the Palm Springs Desert Sun.
DLS (10-2) almost made a comeback after John flannigan got a 3 point with 13 seconds left, but it wasn’t enough in the end.
Johnson finished with 10 points and three rebounds, while the first Alec blair fell just off a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds.
Saint Francis 65, Santa Cruz 55
The Lancers held their own in their own Joe Schram Classic, but it required a solid finish.
St. Francis (8-2) led 27-23 at halftime, but the tide changed after the intermission. Santa Cruz led 43-39 at the start of the fourth quarter.
The host escaped in the final eight minutes with a 26-12 surge.
Four Lancers finished with four double-digit players: Harlan Banks (14), Vince barringer (13), Tim netane (13) and Thomas motil (ten).
Note: Palo Alto took the third place trophy with a 43-35 victory over Cupertino.
Coronado (NV) 70, Archbishop Mitty 58
Junior mitt Derek sangster scored a high 22 points in the Nationwide Division third-place game at the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic, but that wasn’t enough after the Monarch took a 19-15 lead in the first quarter.
Aidan Burke and Nathan d’Abreu Noronha also cracked at double digits, with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
The Monarchs fell to 7-3.
Campolindo 54, Sainte-Marie (Arizona) 49
Campolindo finished 3-1 in the National Division at the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic while improving to 9-1 this season, beating St. Mary’s-Phoenix behind 23 points. Aidan mahaney.
Mahaney has received honors in all tournaments.
Hills of San Juan 57, Bellarmine 53
In the American division of the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic, the Bells failed to come out despite 15 points of Brendan Laundry and 13 others from Brody Pearson.
Bellarmine (7-2) received all-out efforts from ThÃ©oren Brouillette (9 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists) as well as Nick corbett (7 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists).
Pinewood 59, Saint-FranÃ§ois 48
In the first performance of the evening, Pinewood junior Elle Ladine scored 30 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and two steals to lead his team to a championship at the Joe Schram Classic against the host school.
Ladine scored half the score after three quarters, while the Panthers (5-1) led by 20 points.
Junior pinewood Kaile cruz added 12 points for the reigning open division champion of the center section of the hill.
St. Francis (10-1) suffered their first loss of the season.
San Ramon Valley 64, Santiago 49
Nathalie Pasco and Sierra Rooms were named co-MVP of the Gold Crown Holiday Tip-Off in Chula Vista after a first place finish in San Diego.
SRV (10-2) scored 23 points for Pasco in the title game, while Chambers added 16.
DeSoto (Texas) 56, Carondelet 50
A day after toppling the previously undefeated Mitty, Carondelet’s chance to upset a Texas powerhouse nationally ranked No.2 by MaxPreps escaped in the West Coast Jamboree’s Platinum Division title match at Las Positas College in Livermore.
The duo of Jaime Kent (16 points) and Talana Lepolo (14) almost got away for Carondelet (9-1).
DeSoto (15-1) was led by center Tionna Herron, who scored 20.
Bishop Mitty 65 years old, Salesian 52 years old
In a clash of the top-ranked teams in the latest Bay Area News Group rankings, No.1 Mitty rebounded from a loss to Carondelet the day before.
The Monarchs (10-1) took the lead in the West Coast Jamboree third-place game behind strong performances from Noemie Bariteau (20 points with five 3 points) and Maya hernandez, who scored 13 of his 18 points in the first half.
Mitty in second grade Morgan cheli added 15 points.
Salesian (8-3) achieved a team record of 14 points Makiah asidanya.
VallÃ©e Christian 75, Bishop Manogue 58
Not to be overlooked at the West Coast Jamboree, the Warriors (10-2) won a title in the Diamond Division, with JaÃ«l Butler as the tournament MVP.