Chargers coming together nicely

Edison boys' basketball team gets contributions from everyone in winning Gary Raya Classic

Charger and Oiler girls' teams keep on rolling in tournament in Arizona.

December 22, 2010|By Mike Sciacca,

Team work. It's what led the Edison boys' basketball team to the Irvine World News Gary Raya Classic title.

In the tournament championship game Saturday at University High, Edison defeated Tesoro, 65-51. The Chargers outscored the Titans by 20 points (38-18) during the second and third quarters to take control. Dylan Garrity posted a game-high 26 points to lead four Chargers in double figures. Dreon Barlett scored 13 points and Zach Bauer and Kris Wolfe each scored 12.

Edison advanced to the title game by defeating North Torrance, 69-57, in Friday's semifinals. Garrity lit up the scoreboard for 30 points and Barlett and Bauer scored 17 and 13 points, respectively.


Garrity was named tournament's Most Valuable Player and Barlett and Bauer both made the all-tournament team.

"I think we are really doing a great job right now of playing as a team," Edison Coach Rich Boyce said. "Everyone is contributing, all 13 players, in some way or form, and it's great to watch. We're just a very good team right now."

Edison (9-0) takes on Tustin at 3:30 p.m. today in the Orange County North/South Challenge at El Toro High. Next week, the Chargers are in Palm Desert to compete at the Desert Heat Invitational. They'll take on Desert Hot Springs in a first-round game at 7 p.m. Monday.


In other boys' basketball action:

Brethren Christian: The Warriors collected two more nonleague victories last week, defeating Eastside Christian, 55-31, on Dec. 15, and Pacifica Christian, 68-48, on Friday. Senior guards Danny Healy and Riley Thomas led the way during the two wins. Healy had 21 points, eight steals, five assists and three blocks against Eastside and followed with 15 points, 13 assists and six steal against Pacifica Christian. Thomas had 13 points and seven steals against Eastside and 20 points against Pacifica. He is still shooting 90% from the free throw line on the season.

Senior forward Bobby Frisch had 12 rebounds in each of the two victories.

Brethren Christian, now 9-1, takes on Saddleback Valley Christian today at the North/South Challenge at El Toro High. The Warriors leave the day after Christmas to play in the Kona (Hawaii) tournament that begins Monday and runs through Dec. 31.

Fountain Valley: The Barons had their nonleague game Monday at Katella cancelled due to a "leaky roof," Coach Roger Holmes said.

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