Corona Centennial, King-Drew win basketball tournament titles

Two of the surprise basketball teams in the opening month of the season have been Corona Centennial (10-2) and King-Drew (11-1), with each winning tournament championships on Saturday.

In Las Vegas, Centennial won the toughest division of the Tarkanian Classic, taking the Platinum title with four consecutive victories culminating with a 71-55 win over Las Vegas Bishop Gorman.

Tournament MVP Paris Dawson scored 27 points.

Kiss from mom and MVP trophy. Paris Dawson of Corona Centennial.

Freshman Jared McCain added 12 points. In the third-place game, Santa Ana Mater Dei was beaten in double overtime by Sacramento Sheldon 70-62. Devin Askew had 19 points for Mater Dei.

King-Drew won the Serra tournament championship with a 75-50 win over View Park Prep. Tournament MVP Fidelis Okereke had 22 points.

King-Drew wins Serra tournament. 11-1 start. Fidelis Okereke MVP.

Fairfax finished up in Las Vegas with a 79-77 overtime win over Colorado Overland. Keith Dinwiddie scored 20 points.

El Camino Real defeated Campbell Hall 65-53 despite 24 points from Kyle Beedon.

Heritage Christian defeated Crossroads 70-58. Skyy Clark had 28 points and Max Allen 23.

Santa Margarita received 21 points from JP Tijanich in a 55-46 win over San Gabriel Academy.

Renaissance won its seventh in a row with a 59-47 win over Santa Monica.

Chaminade was beaten by Ohio St. Vincent-St. Mary 79-71. Kenneth Simpson led Chaminade with 31 points.

Clark Slajchert scored 34 points in Oak Park’s 75-56 win over Santa Barbara.

Rolling Hills Prep (10-0) defeated Venice 75-22. Troy Murphy Jr. scored 25 points and Benny Gealer 21.

Richmond Salesian defeated Crespi 57-42.

Beverly Hills defeated Palisades 80-61.

Sierra Canyon stayed unbeaten with a 66-55 win over Virginia John Marshall. BJ Boston scored 31` points and Harold Yu contribued 13 rebounds.

KJ Bradley scored 28 points but Crenshaw lost to Village Christian 59-55.

In girls’ basketball, Windward and Sierra Canyon each lost in tournament finals. Windward was beaten in the Nike TOC 43-40 by Maryland Elizabeth Seton. Sierra Canyon lost to La Jolla Country Day 44-43.

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