Ike boys advance to Torrey Pines championship

Andrew Bock made six 3-pointers and scored 22 of his 24 points in the first half as the Eisenhower high school boys basketball team downed San Diego 67-58 in the semifinals of the Maxpreps Holiday Prep Classic National Division on Monday night at Torrey Pines High School.
Eisenhower, ranked No. 11 in California by maxpreps.com, will play Bellevue (Wash.), ranked No. 4 in its state, for the championship Tuesday at 8:15 p.m. at Torrey Pines. Eisenhower has played in the prestigious tournament several times before, in various divisions, but this is the first time Eisenhower has made the top National Division championship game.
The Eagles pulled away by outscoring the Cavers (5-2) 15-9 in the fourth quarter.
Eisenhower (11-1) was facing San Diego’s 6-foot-10 junior Jeremy Tyler, a Louisville commit who is considered as one of the top 10 juniors in the nation by several scouting services.
After Tyler scored 41 points in each of the first two games of the tournament, Eisenhower limited him to 33 on Monday.
“We had two or three guys on him the whole time,” Eisenhower coach Steve Johnson said. “He is going to be a top pick in the NBA. He’s very talented. The best player we’ve faced this year.”
Johnson said the atmosphere at Torrey Pines was unlike any he had seen with fans clamoring to see Tyler.
“I’ve never seen a crowd at a tournament like this,” he said. “They had to keep people out.”
Andrew Bock also had six assists and his brother, Bryan Bock, made three 3-pointers and scored 11 points and Bernard Ireland had nine points and five assists for the Eagles.