San Ramon Valley 67, St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy 62
San Ramon Valley will seek its second straight Gold Division championship at the Classic in Damien on Saturday night after defeating SPXSM.
SRV’s opponent was ranked No. 25 in the country by MaxPreps. The Wolves will face Dixie-Utah in the final.
“I couldn’t be more proud of them!,” San Ramon Valley coach Brian Botteen wrote in an email to the Bay Area News Group.
Luke Issak finished with 19 points and senior big Seamus Deely had a double-double for the second straight game with 15 points and 13 rebounds.
Jack Moxley had 12 points as the third scoring option for the Wolves, who beat Ironwood in last season’s finale at Damien.
“When we went to Gridley, we saw the areas we needed to improve in order to play with the best,” Botteen said. “They really dedicated themselves to moving without the ball, getting assists and providing a complete team effort!»
Saint John Bosco 68, n°2 Salesian 66
The Salesians pushed one of Southern California’s elite teams into overtime in the Damien Platinum Division semifinal.
Salesian wing Alvin Loving sent the game into overtime when he made a layup with six seconds remaining in regulation.
De’Undrae Perteete scored the Salesian’s first five points in overtime, and after Bosco took a two-point lead on a Brandon McCoy basket, Aaron Hunkin-Claytor tied the game again on a door layup backdoor.
But when Elzie Harrington converted a layup for Bosco, the Salesian couldn’t pull one more rabbit out of his crisis hat.
Salesian fell to 12-1 this season.
Owyhee-Idaho 71, No. 1 De La Salle 61
The Spartans lost for the second straight day at the Damien Classic in the Platinum division, despite guard Alec Blair’s 23 points and 10 rebounds.
Teammate Leo Ricketts also scored eight points and grabbed seven rebounds, while forward David Balogun scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds.
De La Salle fell to 11-2.
Carlsbad 71, No. 3 Archbishop Mitty 67
Mitty’s run to the title game at Torrey Pines ended against Carlsbad despite big games from its stars. Gavin Ripp scored 12 points and Tyler Jones had 22 points. Nathan d’Abreu Noronha scored 10 points for the Monarchs and Grayson Jalal scored 13 points for the San Jose school.
Berkeley 80, Douglas-Nevada 46
The Yellowjackets crushed their competition from Nevada in the Holiday Classic at Torrey Pines. Samir O’Brien led all scorers with 17 points.
Dougherty Valley 60, Desert Pines-Nevada 58
Aadi Malali scored a game-high 21 points as Dougherty Valley improved to 10-4 with another win at Torrey Pines. Defending EBAL champion Dougherty Valley has won seven of its last eight games.
Canyon View-Arizona 68, Bellarmine 62
Bellarmine forward Julian Gospich played valiantly in the loss at Torrey Pines, scoring 24 points while hitting two three-pointers. Nick Corbett scored 16 points and Will Corbett also scored 11 for Bellarmine.
Archbishop No. 1 Mitty 77 years, Camas-Washington 45 years
Whether it’s from Florida, Texas, or even Canada, the No. 1 team in the country doesn’t discriminate when it comes to inflicting double-digit losses on powerhouses. Camas, a strong Washington team, was just the latest in a long line of out-of-state powers that Archbishop Mitty routed early in the season.
McKenna Woliczko led Mitty with 24 points at the Holiday Classic in Portland, and Morgan Cheli scored 17 points while dishing out 10 assists. Belle Bramer scored 13 points and Elana Weisman scored 12 as Mitty took care of business. The Monarchs’ final opponent at the Holiday Classic is Clackamas from Oregon.
No. 2 San Ramon Valley 47, Argyle-Texas 41
Sofia Bowes, who recently committed to Cal, led SRV to a victory over Texas school Argyle with 16 points. Sierra Chambers scored 12 and Amanda Kerner scored 11 as the SRV trio did enough to earn the victory at the Holiday Tip-Off in San Diego.
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