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.