Dec. 7 Hoops Roundup
BISHOPS 75, LA JOLLA COUNTRY DAY 49 – With both teams off to fast 3-0 starts it pitted the rivals against each other in the championship game of the Firebird Tip Off Tournament at Pacific Ridge high school Saturday night.
It was an even first half, but the Knights (4-0) exploded in the second half and doubled up the Torreys (3-1) 48-24 to run away with the tourney title.
Senior guard MATT LIZANICH was named tournament MVP, but JUSTIN WOODLEY scored a game-high 20 points. ERIC YU had 16 and Mizanich netted 12.
WILL EDWARDS paced the Torreys with 16 and freshman BRAXTON BURMEISTER pitched in with 11.
FRANCIS PARKER 52, Westview 45 – Six-foot-one senior point guard Marcus Graves poured in 20 points for the Wolverines, but it wasn’t enough as KHALEEL JENKINS (15), MICHAEL PELAIZ (12) and ANDREW CROSS (11) almost outscore them by themselves to keep the Lancers (2-0) in the winner’s bracket of the Hilltop Tournament.
Mission Hills 60, SANTA FE CHRISTIAN 57 – The Eagles (1-2) might be biting off more than they can chew in the Wolf Pack-Horsman Tournament, but the hung tough against a Grizzlies squad that is coming off of a CIF championship just a year ago.
JACK LANGBORG led all scorers with 23 points, while the FINLEY brothers, BRIAN and DANNY, scored 12 and 10 respectively.
BISHOPS 57, ALEMANY 43 – It’s only 8 days into the Knights’ (6-0) season, but it’s looking like head coach MARLON WELLS‘ losses will definitely be few-and-far between after they captured the illustrious title of the La Jolla Sweet 16 Invitational. On top of that they are playing short-handed as they’re waiting for transfers to become eligible and a few minor injuries to heal.
St. John’s-bound senior IMANI LITTLETON led the way against the Warriors with a dominating 26 point, 16 rebound performance and was named the tournament MVP. DESTINY LITTLETON had 13 points and 7 boards, while SIERRA DUCEY scored 10 and dished out 8 assists.
Highland Ranch 64, LA JOLLA COUNTRY DAY 63 (OT) – For the second time this week the lady Torreys (1-3) fell just short against the Falcons, but this time it was in the 3rd place game of their Sweet 16 tourney and this time it stung even more as they let 34-23 lead at the half slip away and eventually lost in overtime.
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