One team has finally secured their first win of the tournament and it goes to Warren. They defeated Rialto by a final score of 68-41. What was a close game turned into a blow out at the beginning of the 4th quarter as Warren went on a big run and separated themselves from Rialto.
Coming up next in a pool play game featuring Trinity International pitted against LACES.
Kicking off our 4th day of the Jim Harris Memorial Tournament of Champions are Rialto and Warren. Currently, after two periods are in the books, Warren holds a 13 point advantage over Rialto. Warren is capitalizing on a plethora of Rialto turnovers.
Our final matchup of the evening has just gone final and after 32 minutes of game play, Dominguez held on in the second half to secure a 56 to 55 win over Trinity International. To start the second half, Trinity International went on a 21-4 run to cut the lead to 3 with a little under 4 minutes to go in the third. Garcia then scored 5 points in a row to extend their lead back up to 8. Trinity outscored Dominguez 25-9 in the 3rd to cut the deficit to 4 points, 46-42. In the early stages of the 4th quarter, Trinity tied the game at 52 a piece with a little under 2 minutes to go in the game, but a big basket with 3 seconds on the shot clock, with a fade away by Wayne Arnold, with 18 seconds left in the game, helped Dominguez hold on for a hard fought win in the second half.
Half the game has been played with Dominguez currently leading Trinity International by the score of 37-17. Devin Garcia (Dominguez) came out firing in the first quarter to individually outscore Trinity International 13-7. Dominguez hit a total of 8 3-pointers in the first half and Trinity International struggled to get anything going offensively. This is Trinity International’s first game of the tournament compared to the third for Dominguez, and the difference was evident in this first half.
Our 11th game of the tournament has just gone final with Villa Park making a comeback in the second half, from down 2, to winning by 76-57 over Central City.
Up Next is Trinity (N.V.) against Dominguez.
and it is Ocean View who secures their spot in the semi-finals to be played on Friday at 6:00pm. Behind the outside play of Paul Head on the offensive end, and the defensive prowess of Mekhel Harvey with the shot blocks, Ocean View came out victorious by a score of 59 to 50. Anytime LB Wilson tried to make a run and cut into the deficit, Ocean View was able to respond with a big shot of their own.
In approximately 10 minutes Villa Park will take on Central City in our 3rd game of the evening.
Our 10th game of the tournament sees the host school, Ocean View, taking on the designated visitors from LB Wilson. Both teams are looking for a spot in the semi-finals, with the winner taking on SVC on Friday in one of the two semi-final games. Ocean View, behind 5 3-pointers from Paul Head, currently holds a 35-20 lead over LB Wilson.
Our first game of the day pitted Saddleback Valley Christian against Warren and it was a game that saw SVC increase their lead each quarter, leading to their 22 point margin of victory, 73-51. The victory secured a spot in the semi-finals for Saddleback Valley Christian. Warren is still seeking their first victory in the tournament. The game was ultimately determined in the second quarter when SVC blew open a 7 point game after one, increasing it to 19 at the half.
Coming up in a few minutes is Ocean View vs. LB Wilson
Kicking off the 3rd day of the 2016 Jim Harris Memorial Tournament of Champions are Saddleback Valley Christian and Warren. With half the game in the books, Saddleback Valley Christian holds a commanding lead over Warren by a margin of 19 points, 42-23. Saddleback Valley Christian is utilizing their inside/outside game well and has settled down after a close first quarter (19-12) to finish the half off strong and extend their lead.
We’ve reached the end of play for our second day of the 2016 Jim Harris Memorial Tournament of Champions with LB Wilson coming out victorious. What was a 5 point halftime deficit in favor of LB Wilson turned into a 10 point lead after 3 quarters, ending in a 2 point win over Rialto (69-67). There was some good defense displayed by both teams in the third quarter. Just when the offensive player thought they had a path to the basket, the help side defender came over and blocked or altered the shot. In the 4th quarter Rialto turned up the full court pressure D and was able to cut the LB Wilson lead to 2 points with under a minute to play but were unable to get any closer. Rialto had two chances to tie the game but both shots came up short and LB Wilson was able to secure the rebound and the victory.
Day 3 of the Jim Harris Memorial Tournament of Champions kicks off with Saddleback Valley Christian taking on Warren at 3:00pm tomorrow. Hope to see you in the stands cheering on your team or just enjoying and afternoon/evening of good basketball.