Big second half pushes Etiwanda pass Damien: Etiwanda boys basketball coach Dave Kleckner certainly thinks so after his star sophomore Jordan McLaughlin scored 15 of his 27 points in the second half and the Eagles (21-1) blew out Damien (19-2) in a 64-45 victory in Saturday’s Southern California Shootout at Azusa Pacific University.
“That was a quiet 27 points,” Kleckner said. “Because he’s not out of control. He’s very efficient.”
Etiwanda’s defense was as efficient as McLaughlin on offense.
The Eagles’ defense was good in the first half but was kicked up a notch in the second.
Damien led 25-23 at halftime, but the Eagles opened the second half on a 14-0 run as the Spartans were held scoreless for more than six minutes.
Bishop Amat girls no match for Keppel The Keppel High School girls basketball team, tired of cruising through the Almont League and then finding rough going in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs, has amped up its schedule.
The Aztecs scheduled three nonleague games in the middle of league play, including Bishop Amat in the 10th annual Southern California Shootout on Saturday at Azusa Pacific University.
The strategy has worked so far. Keppel, the top-ranked team in CIF-Southern Section Division 2AA, easily defeated Amat, the top-ranked team in 3A, 57-31.