And the Championship goes too…

Trinity International. What was a 3 point game at the half in favor of SVC turned into a 7 point advantage for Trinity Int. after 3 quarters. Trinity ended up coming away with the championship over SVC by a final score of 79-68. This game saw both teams battling foul trouble, with both bigs fouling out in the 3rd period. The first half was marred by a lot of fouls called which took both teams out of their game plan. Trinity Int. was able to finally get the lead for good at the beginning of the second half when they went ahead 31-30. They were also finally able to secure their biggest lead of the game at 44-37 and they never looked back from that point. The final score was just a formality as SVC went to fouling to try and get the ball back which created the final score spread. Trey Smith was excellent all tournament for SVC and was no different during this game as when his team needed a big bucket, he provided it for them. Unfortunately he didn’t get much help offensively to help stop the momentum that Trinity got in the second half. Daishen Nix, a freshman, was the consistent force at point guard for Trinity Int, leading to a tournament MVP recognition for him.

 

Trinity Int. started off tournament play with a loss but were able to defeat Villa Park, who was previously undefeated, in the semi-finals to secure their spot in the finals. They definitely earned it as after the first half of the first game, in which they lost by 1 point, they exerted themselves as the clear favorite to win it all. SVC played well all tournament and just came up short in this finals but it doesn’t negate their play during the week.

Best of luck to all the teams who participated in this 2016 Jim Harris Memorial Tournament of Champions during the rest of their seasons. We hope you enjoyed our hospitality and will consider coming back again next year, or in the future years.

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Its Finals Time

With 2 periods of play complete, we have SVC leading Trinity International by 3. After 1 period of play, SVC lead Trinity by 3, 14-11. The same difference separated them after the second as well, 30-27 still in favor of SVC. Trinity had 3 players pick up 2 fouls in the first quarter and they only have a total of 7 players available so they need to play solid defense with their feet, which they did in the second quarter. When SVC needed a score, they went to their top player, Trey Smith who hit consecutive buckets to extend the lead to 8 with a little over 2 1//2 remaining in the half. A nice little push and a couple buckets by Trinity allowed them to cut into the lead before half. The second half looks to be a good one.

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5th Place Game Final

In our 5th place game, Villa Park was able to withstand the hustle and comeback attempt by Lakewood to take home the 70-66 win. Villa Park came out hitting their shots and building a comfortable lead in the first half. In the second half Villa Park became a little bit complacent and allowed Lakewood to out hustle them for loose balls and rebounds to cut into the lead, but with the ability to convert free throws at the end of the game, Villa Park didn’t allow Lakewood any closer than 3 points.

Coming up in about 12 minutes we have our championship game featuring Trinity International from Las Vegas taking on Saddleback Valley Christian from South Orange County.

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Villa Park vs. Lakewood

Two quarters are complete. The Villa Park Spartans are currently holding an 11 point margin over the Lakewood Lancers. Villa Park jumped out to a big lead and Lakewood has chipped away at it but they haven’t been able to put a dent in the point spread in the first 16 minutes.

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Dominguez vs. Ocean View

The best way to describe this game is the tale of two halves. Ocean View was in control in the first 16 minutes and Dominugez dominated the second 16 minutes. What was a 9 point lead for Ocean View at the half, quickly dissolved as Dominguez outscored Ocean View 37-23 in route to a 77-70 win.

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Semi Final #2 Complete

The last game of the evening just went final with Trinity Int. showcasing their prowess on both ends of the floor and really opened up the game in the third period to come away with the win and the spot in the final by a score of 72-48. Trinity may only have 7 active players on the roster but they work hard and have showcased their talent in the last two games after losing their first game in a close one. Villa Park was never really able to get anything going after a close first quarter.

 

Please join us tomorrow for our last day of games of the 2016 Jim Harris Memorial Tournament of Champions with games starting at 1:30 and finishing up with our championship game scheduled to start at 6:00pm.

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Semi-Final #2 Halftime

With 16 minutes of play in the books and the remaining 16 left to be played we have a good one between Villa Park and Trinity Int. (L.V.) with Villa Park holding onto a slight 3 point lead, 30-27. Both teams are playing hard on both ends and the second half should be a good one.

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