Sierra Canyon girls win Tarkanian Classic to start 10-0.


There’s no stopping the unbeaten girls’ basketball team from Sierra Canyon. The big question for 2023 will be can any team beat the 10-0 Trailblazers?

In Las Vegas, Sierra Canyon put an exclamation mark on its performance with a 73-33 win over Oklahoma City Putnam City West on Thursday in the championship game of the Tarkanian Classic. USC-bound Juju Watkins scored 31 points, Mackenly Randolph had 15 points and Izela Arenas added 12 points.



Brentwood 54, Tempview (Utah) 48: The Eagles won their divisional championship in Las Vegas. Levi Feiman and Payton Sugar each scored 14 points.

Mater Dei 65, Coeur d’Alene (Idaho) 55: Janessa Cotton scored 15 points to lead the Monarchs in a third-place game in Las Vegas.

Granada Hills 57, Westlake 37: The Highlanders (9-3) received 19 points from Karma Perez in the Santa Barbara third-place game.

Boys’ basketball

West Ranch 67, Bishop Gorman 62: The Wildcats won the toughest division of the Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas and enter the holiday break at 12-0. Andrew Meadow was named tourney MVP after scoring 18 points. Next up is the Classic at Damien beginning Dec. 27.

Santa Margarita 51, Crossroads 40: MVP Rockwell Reynolds led the Eagles (13-1) to the championship of their division in Las Vegas.

Birmingham 61, St. Paul 59: Don’t look now but Narbonne might be getting some competition in the City Section after the Patriots improved to 6-2 and finished third in their tournament division. Naseef Lubowa scored 19 points, and Kory Blunt and Tyson Jackson each had 15. Football standout Peyton Waters is getting into shape and two transfer students become eligible Friday.

Brentwood 70, Juan Diego (Utah) 63: The Eagles won in overtime to take the consolation championship in Las Vegas. MJ Coleman scored 20 points and James Olofson had 15 points.

Cleveland 71, Faith Baptist 59: JD Wyatt finished with 25 points and Justin Rosenbaum had 19 points for the 6-8 Cavaliers.

JSerra 58, Desert Pines 34: Sebastian Rancik led the 11-1 Lions with 14 points.

Mater Dei 63, Faith Family (Texas) 61: The Monarchs received 31 points from Zach Davidson in the win in Las Vegas. Coach Gary McKnight was ejected in the first half after being assessed two technical fouls. Brady Karich scored the winning layup at the buzzer.

Crenshaw 76, Palos Verdes 43: The Cougars improved to 12-0 and advance to San Pedro championship game against the host Pirates, which defeated Missouri Glendale 65-62.

Shalhevet 77, Newbury Park 56: Avi Halpert scored 29 points and Nathan Sellam 25 for a 13-4 team that beat Oaks Christian and Newbury Park in back to back games.

Narbonne 60, King/Drew 49: Marcus Adams Jr. scored 41 points and had 18 rebounds in the Serra tournament win.

Sierra Canyon 90, Valley Torah 53: Jimmy Oladokun scored 16 points for Sierra Canyon. Jonny Dan had 28 points for Valley Torah.

Tesoro 85, Cypress 72: Blake Manning broke his own school record with 12 assists for Tesoro.

Foothill 65, San Clemente 50: Travis Paleo scored 22 points for 11-1 Foothill.

Westchester 44, Mayfair 32: The Comets won a defensive struggle in the Serra tournament.

Downey 55, Santa Monica 54: The Vikings improved to 12-1 and won the championship game of the Faith Baptist tournament.

Houston Christian 88, Crean Lutheran 84: In overtime, Crean Lutheran was beaten in its division championship game in Las Vegas. Freshman Kaiden Bailey finished with 36 points.

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