Day two at Torrey Pines included some big-time dunks, overtime and an American Division quarterfinal game.
San Diego ranked # 1 La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad, CA) lost to Patrick (Elizabeth, NJ) 66-55 and # 2 ranked Foothills Christian lost to Centennial (Corona, CA) 73-51 in the quarterfinals. But Foothills was missing Arizona-commit T.J. Leaf ’17 and Nikko Paranada ’16 because of injures. Host Torrey Pines defeated Bellevue (WA) 65-58 in the opening game of the day.
Los Angeles vs. New York
Brooklyn’s Jefferson played Fairfax of Los Angeles in the quarterfinals and during the warm-ups the chosen song was 2Pac’s California Love, likely not a coincidence. The west coast prevailed 71-64.
Two Good Endings
Westchester (Los Angeles, CA) made a shot with eight seconds remaining in the game to defeat Cantwell Sacred Heart (Montebello, CA) 44-43.
Windward (Los Angeles, CA) made a 3-ball late to force overtime in which they defeated Loyola (Los Angeles, CA) 66-64 (OT).
Prime Prep Has Five Games in San Diego
Prime Prep (Dallas, TX) will play five games in San Diego this week. Today, Prime will play Balboa City (San Diego, CA) at the San Diego Jewish Academy at 6 pm. The Force of Balboa City feature the # 1 ranked sophomore in the nation, DeAndre Ayton ’17.
New Voice of the Holiday Classic, National Division
Bodie DeSilva of SanDiegoPreps.com is the new P.A. for the National Division at Torrey Pines. Long time P.A. J.J. Brull has retired from the position.
National Division Day 2 Games, Quarterfinals:
Torrey Pines def. Bellevue 65-58
Lawndale def. Santa Monica 73-65 (played at La Costa Canyon)
Fairfax def. Jefferson 71-64
Centennial def. Foothills Christian 73-51
Patrick def. La Costa Canyon 65-55 (played at LCC)
Redondo def. Prime Prep 79-65
National Division Day 2 Videos
(Josh Rodriguez video is from the American Division)