In a matchup between two orange county schools with one advancing to the finals, SVC was able to come out and punch their ticket to the championship, pretty handily, over Ocean View by a score of 74-43. The defensive pressure applied for the whole game on the guards especially took Ocean View out of their game. SVC was able to get shots up uncontested throughout the game due to lack of defensive pressure applied by the Ocean View players. Congrats to SVC on their spot in the finals .
Coming up we have Trinity International taking on Villa Park.
At the half, the Ocean View Seahawks have run into some really tough defense as Saddleback Valley Christian Warriors leads by the score of 29 to 20. Ocean View guards are struggling in the half court set and SVC’s Trey Smith is getting too many open looks.
Warren came back from 19-12 down and were able to defeat Central City by a score of 64-58. It was a team effort on Warren’s part whereas Central City relies heavily on the offensive output of two players.
Coming up in approximately 14 minutes is our first semi-final contest featuring two orange county schools, Ocean View taking on Saddleback Valley Christian.
What was a 19-12 lead in favor of Central City after one, has turned into a 7 point lead for Warren at the half. It has been the tale of two quarters with Central City coming out of the gates early and setting the tone but in the second quarter they lost some of their muster and allowed Warren to score some fast break baskets to create the spread at this point.
Both teams battled back and forth. LACES led at the beginning. Rialto led in the middle. Both teams were tied at 44 a piece in beginning of 4th period before LACES went on a 5-0 lead to separate themselves from Rialto. LACES hit a barrage of 3 point baskets in the game today. Each one of those three pointers seemed to occur at a critical portion in the game. The scoreboard read in favor of LACES 60-59 over Rialto.
Our second game of the afternoon features Warren taking on Central City.
and with both teams looking to pick up their first win of the 2016 Jim Harris Memorial Tournament of Champions, we have LACES over Rialto by the slim margin of 1 point. LACES jumped out to a lead and Rialto was able to chip away to create the slight margin at the half. If the first half is any indication, both teams will be in for a battle to see who can get that first W.
What a finish. Lakewood had a double digit lead early in the 4th quarter, and LB Wilson was able to cut it to 1 but they were unable to overcome some late mistakes. In the end, it was a 57-53 victory sealed for Lakewood over LB Wilson. If this game was any indication of how their match ups during Moore League will be, they are in for a good one.
League rivals have finished half their game with Lakewood holding on to an 8 point advantage over LB Wilson. The second half should be just as good, as Lakewood was able to get some space between them and LB Wilson towards the end of the half.
This game wasn’t even close. LACES couldn’t buy a bucket in the first half and it put them down against Trinity International by 38 after 16 minutes of play. Trinity didn’t even look back after the first quarter after they built up a huge lead and LACES just never recovered. The final score on the scoreboard read in favor of Trinity with 82 and LACES finished with 23.
Our final game of the evening will see two league rivals matched up as LB Wilson takes on Lakewood.
Trinity came out on fire and hasn’t looked back in the first 16 minutes of the game, which they currently lead over LACES by a score of 50-12.