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Edison is tops in tourney

The boys' basketball team wins four straight to win championship game of La Quinta Tournament last weekend. Irvine World News Tournament is on now.

December 14, 2011|By Mike Sciacca
  • Fountain Valley High's Jocelyn Calvillo dribbles away from a double team by Huntington Beach High's Stephanie Louie (31) and Danielle Kennedy, background right, during the first half Friday at Fountain Valley High School.
Fountain Valley High's Jocelyn Calvillo dribbles… (KEVIN CHANG, HB…)

The Edison boys' basketball team ripped off four straight wins to take the championship of the La Quinta Tournament.

The Chargers took top honors Saturday by edging Aliso Niguel, 50-49, in the tournament final. Senior guard Corey Foster led all scorers with 22 points, and senior guard Dreon Barlett contributed 17 points. Barlett was named tournament MVP and Foster, freshman guard Derek Molina and senior guard Cade Hernandez all made the all-tournament team.

Edison scored tournament victories over Servite (62-57), host La Quinta (69-36), Corona del Mar (62-59) and Aliso Niguel.

"We played hard from the very start, and as a team the whole tournament," Edison Coach Rich Boyce said of the Aliso Niguel game and winning the title.

The Chargers improved to 6-0 Monday by defeating Lakewood, 57-48, on the opening day of the Irvine World News Tournament. Barlett topped all scorers with 31 points and Foster scored 20. They suffered their first setback of the season Tuesday in a 69-40 loss to El Toro at the tournament. Barlett and Foster scored 18 and 13 points, respectively.

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The Irvine World News Tournament continues Thursday and Friday and concludes Saturday.

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Brethren Christian

The Warriors nabbed third place last week at the Viewpoint Tournament in Calabasas. They dropped their opener, 77-60, to eventual tournament champion Valley Christian of Cerritos but then won their final three games by defeating Malibu (48-44), Crossroads (77-52) and Hueneme (61-30).

Junior post Mamadou Ndiaye and senior guard Billy Bryson were selected all-tournament. Ndiaye had a monstrous game against Crossroads with 40 points, 24 rebounds and six blocked shots, Coach Jon Bahnsen said.

"The team started to click toward the end of the tournament, as we are still learning how to play together with a 7-5 player (Ndiaye) on the floor," Bahnsen said.

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Fountain Valley

The Barons made it to the finals of the Valley Christian Tournament on Saturday where they fell, 60-45, to a veteran South Torrance team.

Fountain Valley, which had shot well from the field in its previous three tournament games, wasn't as sharp from the floor in the final. The Barons were only six of 28 from three-point range and trailed by five at the half. The Spartans took a nine-point lead into the fourth quarter. Senior guard Zack Richartz had 17, senior forward Nathan Moss 10 points with eight 8 rebounds, and senior guard Sean Myers was "hobbled by a bad ankle," Barons Coach Roger Holmes said.

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