Dwight Ramos leads Walnut to Covina title: The Walnut High School boys basketball team wrapped up the 62nd Annual Covina Christmas Classic with its fourth consecutive victory, beating Los Altos 71-46 to win the championship Wednesday evening.The Mustangs (13-2) were led by Dwight Ramos, who was named tournament MVP. The senior had a double-double in the first 11 minutes of the game and finished with 32 points and 23 rebounds to go along with four assists and a pair of steals.
WEDNESDAY’S TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES
Covina Boys Basketball tournament
Walnut 71, Los Altos 46, championship
Bonita 61, Bishop Amat 49, third place
MaxPreps Boys Basketball championship at Rancho Mirage HS
Damien 74, Villa Park 60
Nogales Boys Basketball championship
Kaiser 71, Don Lugo 51
Glendora Girls Basketball championship
Chino Hills 50, Glendora 45
Ontario Christian Girls Basketball championship
Covina 37, Rowland 23
MaxPreps Girls Baksketball championship at Shadow Hills High, Indio
San Dimas 35, Coachella Valley 29
Ontario High Girls Basketball championships
St. Lucy’s 37, Ontario 32, Classic Silver Division
Chino 65, Los Altos 52, Championship
— Rita Kear (@SDSAINT1) December 31, 2015
— Coach Khouzam (@walnut_bball) December 31, 2015
St. Lucy’s girls basketball beats Ontario 37-32 to win Ontario Holiday title. Natalie Guillen named tourney MVP pic.twitter.com/NA7ADgycLH
— Fred J. Robledo (@SGVNSports) December 31, 2015
Covina Semifinals Recap: Walnut High School and Los Altos set up a rematch of last year’s Covina Christmas Classic, each winning their semifinals at Covina High School on Tuesday evening. Los Altos eliminated Bonita with a 67-62 victory after Walnut defeated Bishop Amat 67-60 in the first semifinal.
The final will be played at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday night. Los Altos won last year’s final 55-52, but Walnut won both of the other meetings between the two programs in Hacienda League play.Freshman Jarod Lucas scored a game-high 31 points for Los Altos (8-0), pushing his tournament total to 97 points heading into the championship. The tournament record is 130 points.
Quarterfinal Wrap-up: Freshman Jared Lucas isn’t wasting any time establishing himself as one of the area’s most dynamic players.Lucas scored 45 points, making 14 of 23 shots from the field, to go along with four rebounds and two assists to lead Los Altos to an 80-62 win over Covina on Monday to secure a semifinal spot in the Covina Christmas Classic.Los Altos (7-0) will play Bonita in the 7:30 p.m. semifinal on Tuesday. Bonita defeated Brea Olinda comfortably 65-42 in its quarterfinal.
Cajon 74, Pomona 39
Bishop Amat 62, South Hills 54
Walnut 70, South El Monte 37
San Dimas 63, Duarte 14
Brea Olinda 66, Lakeside 52
Bonita 65, Northview 46
Los Altos 86, Sierra Vista 76
Covina 72, California 64
Bishop Amat 50, Cajon 46
Walnut 49, San Dimas 45
Bonita 65, Brea Olinda 42
Los Altos 80, Covina 62
Walnut 67, Bishop Amat 60
Los Altos 67, Bonita 62
Walnut 71, Los Altos 46
San Dimas gives legendary coach Gary Prestesater his 500th career coaching victory: The first round of the Covina boys basketball tournament started on a special note. San Dimas coach Gordon Hamlow asked legendary Saints coach Gary Prestesater, who retired with 499 coaching wins, to coach the opening round against Duarte and the Saints delivered with a 63-14 win, giving Presesater his 500th career victory.