Damien will face Mater Dei in final: Damien High School basketball coach Mike LeDuc started his 48-team tournament this year because he wanted to provide his team some good competition to prepare it for upcoming Baseline League games.Mission accomplished.
The Spartans advanced to the championship game of The Classic at Damien with a dramatic 62-61 win over Roosevelt on Thursday. Damien (15-0) plays Mater Dei, a 51-49 semifinal winner over Corona Centennial, Friday night at 8:30 p.m.
Watch the final 30 seconds as Damien hangs on for 62-61 victory over Eastvale Roosevelt to advance to Friday’s Gold Division championship at the Classic against either Mater Dei or Corona Centennial. Friday’s game is at 8:30 p.m.
Damien, Roosevelt final 29 seconds of The Classic, Damien leads 62-61 https://t.co/YGdOjLOHNd
— Fred J. Robledo (@SGVNSports) December 30, 2016
AT DAMIEN’S ATHLETIC CENTER
Mater Dei 54, Lynwood 41
Birmingham 81, Oak Park 78
Corona Cetennial 70, Alemany 50
Etiwanda 66, Las Vegas Centennial 62
Long Beach Poly 71, Rancho Christian 55
Damien 85, Moreau Catholic 64
Eastvale Roosevelt 87, Santa Monica 63
St. John Bosco 73, Crespi 41
Mater Dei 74, Birmingham 67
Corona Centennial 77, Etiwanda 63
Damien 71, Long Beach Poly 63
Eastvale Roosevelt 74, St. John Bosco 65
THURSDAY’S SEMIFINALS AT DAMIEN’S EVENT CENTER
Mater Dei 51, Corona Centennial 49
Damien 62, Eastvale Roosevelt 61
Damien vs. Mater Dei, 8:30 p.m.
Los Altos’ undefeated season ends in Silver semifinals: In several of Los Altos High school boys basketball team’s wins this season, which included two tournament titles, the Conquerors fell behind and found a way to win and stay undefeated. But coach Jeff Lucas knew their good fortune wouldn’t last forever.
In the Silver Division semifinals of The Classic at Damien High School on Thursday, Los Altos fell behind by 11 points to CIF San Diego Section’s Vista in the third quarter and did what it usually does, rally to tie the game midway through the fourth quarter.
AT DAMIEN’S EVENT CENTER
Taft 64, Highland 45
Claremont 67, Mission Prep 66
Leuzinger 63, Rancho Verde 42
Dominguez 49, Price 47
Windward 71, Knight 70
San Diego Vista 82, Colony 69
Rancho Cucamonga 63, St. Bernard 56
Los Altos 69, Long Beach Jordan 57
Taft 61, Claremont 54
Dominguez 79, Leuzinger 63
San Diego Vista 64, Windward 58
Los Altos 77, Rancho Cucamonga 76
THURSDAY’S SEMIFINALS AT DAMIEN’S EVENT CENTER
Taft 72, Dominguez 69
San Diego Vista 77, Los Altos 69
Taft vs. Dominguez, 5:30 p.m.
Los Altos vs. Dominguez, third place, 8 p.m.
AT SAN DIMAS HIGH SCHOOL
La Canada 72, Rialto 49
Kaiser 67, Trinity Classical 29
Diamond Bar 56, Victor Valley 42
San Dimas 68, Pomona 34
AT LIFE PACIFIC COLLEGE
La Salle 63, Arizona Verrado 43
West Covina 64, Silerado 59
La Sierra def. Alta Loma
Hesperia 63, El Rancho 27
TUESDAY’S QUARTERFINALS AT SAN DIMAS HS
La Canada 57, Kaiser 47
Diamond Bar 56, San Dimas 54
La Salle 89, West Covina 86
Hesperia 43, La Sierra 36
THURSDAY’S SEMIFINALS AT SAN DIMAS HS
La Canada 61, Diamond Bar 59
Hesperia 62, La Salle 49
La Canada vs. Hesperia, 4 p.m.
Three knock-out style tournaments headlines THE CLASSIC at Damien High next week, a Gold Division featuring the best of the best, along with Silver and Bronze Divisions that feature some of the area’s best teams, and solid teams from all over Southern California. Will update scores and schedule each morning.
Damien advances to Gold semifinals: The Damien High School boys basketball team had its first big matchup of an anticipated many this season on Tuesday evening.
It was a match in more ways than one, too. Long Beach Poly is ranked higher than the Spartans in the CIF Southern Section poll. The Jackrabbits also had a big size advantage.
La Salle beats West Covina in Bronze quarters: Size was the strength for the La Salle High School boys basketball team as it wore down, then held off a tenacious West Covina squad, 89-86, in the quarterfinals of the Bronze Division of The Classic at Damien on Tuesday night.
The Lancers (7-3) will play the winner of the La Sierra/Hesperia game in the semifinals on Thursday at 6 p.m.
“It came down to the end,” said West Covina head coach Damien Tate. “But I think the factor was (La Salle’s) size that got us.”
Los Altos opens with Silver Division win: A slow start gave way to a fast finish for the Los Altos High School boys basketball team.The Conquerors trailed by 10 points at halftime before storming back in the second half to defeat Long Beach Jordan, 69-57, in the first round of the Silver Division of the Classic at Damien tournament.
Los Altos (9-0) will play the winner of the St. Bernard-Rancho Cucamonga game in the quarterfinals at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
“Our defense picked up (after halftime),” Los Altos head coach Jeff Lucas said. “It helped they missed some shots too but we were harping defense at halftime and that made the difference in the second half.”
San Dimas 68, Pomona 34 — Donnell Leffridge scored 15 points and Spencer Bandow added 11 points and had four rebounds for the Saints (8-3) in a Damien Tournament bronze division first-round victory. Also for San Dimas, Elijah Jackson had six assists and Russell Ocampo had five assists. Ivan Richmond had eight points for Pomona. San Dimas will host Diamond Bar today at 4:30 p.m.